Press Releases

Cape tourism agencies take small hospitality business owners to INDABA 2010

In the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, foreseeing the demand for tourism offerings increase, Cape Town tourism officials have been working in partnership with hospitality SMME members to prepare them for their “World Cup Peak Season”.

Assistance with product differentiation, brand building and marketing helps these businesses to optimise their exposure at a national and international level, while Cape Town Tourism also offers short courses, such as the Intermediate Business Management course, to further support and educate members.

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Walking tall, walking wide

A Pinelands mother and her 18-year-old son are embracing the World Cup in their own unique and highly entertaining way.

She is designing what is destined to be the widest, most colourful skirt in all of Cape Town, while he is seeing life from a highly (pardon the pun) unusual vantage point – 4m long stilts, on which he balances with consummate expertise.

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New Green Tourism Initiative for Cape Town

There are few cities in the world that can boast a scenic train ride along a magnificent stretch of coastline offering whale spotting from the carriage windows and easy access to major tourist attractions within a two kilometre radius of train stations.

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City hosts final 2010 FIFA World Cup™ auditions this weekend

The final auditions to select Cape Town’s World Cup performing stars takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9, at the GrandWest Arena in Goodwood.

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Taking a fresh look at the East City Precinct

When the Cape Town Design Network 2010 hosts a discussion on Design, Innovation and the City on May 11, it will be giving Capetonians a glimpse of the unbeatable combination of creativity and enterprise that is combining to make this a truly world-class metropolis.

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Cape Town Tourism tackles human trafficking

Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold has thrown down the gauntlet to human traffickers, in the final countdown to the World Cup in June.
In a hard-hitting statement Du Toit-Helmbold said this week: “Our message is very clear: we welcome visitors from all over the world. But you will not be welcome if you exploit our women and children.”

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Cape Town gets the green thumbs up

Africa’s most popular tourist destination and one of the world’s most beautiful cities is also putting massive energy into doing its bit for the future of the planet. Now Cape Town’s green efforts are being recognised on an international scale.

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The INDABA exhibition, hosted annually in Durban, is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African continent, with the number of exhibitors and media attendants increasing year on year. This year the exhibition runs from May 8 to 11 and the expected media turnout is likely to be high, as well as continental, as international media reporting on the FIFA World Cup™ slowly trickle into the country.

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Cape Town Tourism welcomes tourism growth figures

Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold says the latest international tourism statistics show that international tourism is steadily gaining momentum, following an extremely challenging 2009.

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Free Wi-Fi for bustling Greenmarket Square precinct

For an initial six months only, Capetonians can enjoy free wireless internet at South Africa’s oldest public space, Greenmarket Square. In a unique collaboration between Cape Town Partnership and Skyrove, a Wi-Fi hotspot provider, locals will now have access to browse 10MBs worth of free internet daily.

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