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Destination South Africa comes out tops for value for money and authenticity

The Country Brand Index (CBI) Report 2008 was officially released at The World Travel Market in London, yesterday. The report names South Africa among the Top Ten Brand Countries in both the Authenticity and Value for Money Brand categories; the latter being a new entry for South Africa.

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Cape Town sows the seeds for greener tourism pastures

Responsible or ‘green’ tourism as it is sometimes referred to, is making sense to more and more tourism businesses in Cape Town. A shift that was recently acknowledged by the Ethisphere Institute of New York, when they named Cape Town as one of ten cities in the world most likely to become centres of sustainability by 2020.

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Cape Town on a countdown to 2010

Cape Town’s 2010 FIFA World Cup preparations have been given the thumbs up by FIFA Chairman, Seb Blatter. Cape Town Mayor, Helen Zille, affirms that progress on the Greenpoint Stadium, South Africa’s most beautifully located stadium, is good. Concrete works are close to completion and outsourced components well underway in Germany and Poland. The next stage will see the roof and façade completed as well as the installation of the grass pitch and stadium seating, which will accommodate up to 68 000 people.

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African tourism sector bucks international travel trends with increased travel statistics

Africa has bucked global trends by being the only world region to have international tourist arrivals increase by 4%, during the first eight months of 2009.  According to The UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, Africa is the only world region which held its own and recorded growth during the recent economic crisis.

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Celebrate 200 days till kick-off with a diski dance

22 November marks 200 days until the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off. Cape Tourism invites you to Live It! Love It! LOUDER! and celebrate this milestone by learning the famous Diski Dance at the Amphitheatre of the V&A Waterfront on Sunday, 22 November.

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Responsible tourism – Cape Town Tourism’s investment in the future

Research conducted by UCT in 2006, revealed that tourism operators were both aware of and willing to be proactive about becoming more ‘green’ but lacked the knowledge as to how they could put responsible tourism practices into action.

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Green thumbs up for responsible tourism in Cape Town

The City of Cape, in partnership with Cape Town Tourism and other tourism bodies, launched the Green Goal 2010 Programme two years go to counteract the environmental impact that the 2010 FIFA World Cup will have on the Mother City.

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Cape Town is ready for 2010 FIFA World Cup

The kick-off to the first African FIFA World Cup is just months away and Cape Town is on track to being ready to welcome the world.  Preparing the city for the 2010 FIFA World Cup has been an industrious task, providing employment for thousands. Now, each vital element from transport and accommodation to safety and security has been successfully implemented – or is near completion – and the excitement on the ground is palpable.

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Cape Town awarded seven Blue Flag beach awards

The new season of Blue Flag South Africa was launched at Muizenberg beach on Thursday 29 October 2009, with no less than 29 beaches South African beaches (up from last year’s 19) being awarded Blue Flag status. Seven of these beaches are found in Cape Town.

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Cape Town Tourism advises on how to prevent 2010 fraud

With excitement building ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, tickets, accommodation and transport are in high demand and fraudsters are working clever scams to dupe potential visitors (mostly on-line) out of large sums of money.

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