Press Releases

TOURISM SECTOR UNCERTAINTY CONTINUES AS FLIGHTS SLOWLY RESUME

As uncertainty about flights to and from Europe resuming continues, Cape Town Tourism has surveyed the tourism sector to assess the effect flight cancellations are having on the local industry.

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CAPE TOWN’S TOURISM SECTOR ASSISTS STRANDED INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS

“The worldwide disruption of travel due to flights in European centres being grounded after volcanic ash fallout threatens their safety has definitely had a ripple effect on Cape Town’s tourism sector”, says Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold.

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Cape Town fully accessible to the disabled

Cape Town city authorities say the city has made sure the World Cup is an accessible and enjoyable experience for disabled visitors.

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Music in the Mother City

Music lovers have good reason to visit the Cape Town City Hall over the next few days, as the Imagine City Hall Art Music Series continues to bring top-class entertainers to the city.

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CAPE TOWN TOURISM AND THE BIG ISSUE CROWDSOURCE FOR VISITOR GUIDE

Cape Town Tourism has partnered with the local edition of The Big Issue to produce a Your Guide to Cape Town A-Z supplement, to be included in The Big Issue’s 2010 FIFA World Cup™ special edition; available for three weeks from June 11, 2010.

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World-class soccer expected during Cape Town International Challenge

The second round of the Cape Town International Challenge will be played on Saturday, April 10, at the Cape Town Stadium and will serve as the stadium’s fourth test event for the World Cup. This follows the first round of the challenge, which was played at Newlands today (April 9).

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Noise levels from Cape Town Stadium deemed “acceptable”

Despite some complaints from local residents about noise from the new Cape Town Stadium during recent “test” events, scientific tests indicate that the noise level is reasonable.

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CITY OF CAPE TOWN MEDIA ALERT/INVITATION

Media accreditation application for Cape Town International Challenge (April 8 and 10) is open.

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Cape Town offers best value for 2010 FIFA World Cup™ visitors

Cape Town is set to offer the best value for money during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, according to the results of a month-long accommodation pricing survey carried out by Grant Thornton South Africa (March 26, 2010). On the back of much international criticism that South Africa is price-gouging during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk contracted a survey to establish a clear picture of accommodation prices across the country.

 

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Cape Town Tourism and WWF join hands for Earth Hour

Earth Hour, Saturday, March 27, 20h30 to 21h30

Cape Town Tourism, in partnership with WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and the FBI (Fun Ball Initiative), are hosting a glow-in-the-dark Beach Soccer Tournament at Muizenberg Beach from 14h00 on Saturday, March 27, as part of the FBI’s Beach Sport Spectacular, which runs till March 30, 2010.

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