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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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Cape Town Tourism rolls out vision 2020

Cape Town Tourism’s 5th Annual General Meeting took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Tuesday, 13 October 2009. A bright and cheerful team of soccer-kitted Cape Town Tourism team members welcomed guests, tourism businesses and stakeholders to the soccer-themed event.

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Capetonians share their love for home no matter where they are

Cape Town Tourism’s Facebook Fan Page has grown to nearly 44 000 fans merely three months after launching.  I Love Cape Town is now the largest Facebook group for a tourism body anywhere in Africa.

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Cape Town, a city for all seasons

Cape Town’s hospitality industry may have mixed reviews about Winter 2009, but Cape Town Tourism has enjoyed positive results on the pro-active campaign they conducted on behalf of their membership base.  In a joint marketing partnership with Cape Town Tourism, Thompson’s Travel reported year on year increase in travel bookings to Cape Town of 37%, from May to June and 59% for the month of July.

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The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup visitors are coming back for more

The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup was given the thumbs up by FIFA and now, the findings of a survey commissioned by Cape Town Tourism during the Confederations Cup reveal that The FIFA Confederation’s Cup visitors were happy with proceedings too. An overwhelming majority of the respondents (63%) stated that they are returning for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, making the results of this research an accurate pilot study for the tournament next year.

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Cape Town voted the world’s number two city by Travel+Leisure magazine readers

Travel+Leisure magazine this week announced the much anticipated results of their 14th annual World’s Best poll, where readers of their magazine rate the world’s best cities, islands, hotels, cruises and airlines.  This publication is regarded as one of the world’s leading travel lifestyle magazines with a monthly circulation of almost one million readers internationally.

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