Winners of the 2011 Best of Wine Tourism Awards were announced in Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday, November 4, 2010. Hosted by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, a collection of nine renowned wine regions, the Best of Wine Tourism Awards were introduced in order to encourage travel, education and business exchange between Bilbao-Rioja (Spain), Bordeaux (France), Florence (Italy), Cape Town (South Africa), Christchurch (New Zealand), Mainz (Germany), Mendoza (Argentina), Porto (Portugal), and San Francisco (the United States).Read more
Wallpaper*, a top international design publication, has selected Cape Town to represent South Africa on the cover of the November issue – another positive outcome of Cape Town Tourism’s hosting of numerous media representatives around the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.Read more
The FIFA World Cup™ gave South Africa centre stage in 2010. The event proved to be an enormously positive brand-building exercise for the country and, in particular, for picturesque host city Cape Town.Read more
Concerns about global warming and the destruction of the environment are driving responsible tourism initiatives, as a means to ensure that travel remains economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. As the first city to win the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award in the Best Destination category in 2009, Cape Town continues to promote responsible tourism to both locals and visitors.
Cape Town recently hosted the 2010 E-Tourism Africa Summit at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on October 25 and 26. Cape Town Tourism partnered with South Africa Tourism to sponsor the forward-looking event, and the local tourism industry is now abuzz with new ideas and talk of the opportunities that the social media landscape presents.
The Mother City is set to host the annual E-Tourism Africa Summit, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on October 25 and 26, 2010. The third E-Tourism Africa Summit to be hosted in South Africa, this two-day online tourism conference and travel technology exhibition is aimed at developing online tourism with a focus on e-marketing, travel distribution and sales, social networking and new media.
“Cities are the new brands,” says Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, quoting Cities: The Destination Identity, by The Communication Group, which asserts that cities are now being defined as the “prism through which countries are viewed”.Read more