World Tourism Day will be marked on 27 September after a round of positive news for the sector. The City of Cape Town’s tourism department recently released the findings of their Grant Thornton research, which revealed that Cape Town’s tourism sector represents 34 500 permanent and 15 000 temporary jobs, many of them in the semi-skilled or unskilled category. The report also revealed promising growth in direct spend by tourists; between 2009 and 2012.Read more
Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold steps down as Cape Town Tourism’s CEO on 31 July, after nine years at the helm.
Cape Town retains a place in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards Hall of Fame. The city was once again placed as the Fourth Top City in the World and the World’s Top City in Africa and the Middle East.Read more
Cape Town Tourism’s Facebook campaign, Send Your Facebook Profile to Cape Town, has won a Cannes Lions Gold Award for Cape Town Tourism’s advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather. The prize was awarded in the Branded Content Category (Best Use or Integration of Digital or Social Media), making the agency one of only two 2013 Gold Award winners from South Africa. This comes off the back of Cape Town Tourism’s prestigious SMITTY Award for the Best Overall Use of Social Media globally, received earlier this month.Read more
After an extensive and competitive recruitment process, the new CEO of Cape Town Tourism has been announced as Enver Duminy.
The appointment was announced at the City of Cape Town’s Tourism, Events and Marketing Portfolio Committee meeting today and will take effect on 1 August 2013.
Cape Town Tourism has been announced as a winner of this year’s annual Travel + Leisure SMITTY Awards (Social Media in Travel + Tourism Awards) in the category Best Overall Use of Social Media, CVB, Global. The announcement was made in New York today.Read more
Cape Town Tourism and Thompsons Holidays have partnered to create accessible, curated packages to the Mother City for domestic travellers in search of short city breaks. The ‘Love Cape Town City Breaks’ are high on value and run from May to the end of September 2013, focusing on Cape Town’s winter gourmet offering as well as key happenings on the Cape Town calendar.Read more
Delegates at this weekend’s Tourism Indaba will have a chance to contribute to the future sustainability of tourism in Cape Town by voting for the beneficiary of a development prize to be awarded by the City of Cape Town and Cape Town Tourism.Read more
Cape Town will be represented at Indaba by a collective of key tourism players from the region, led by The City of Cape Town. Cllr Pascoe, said the City would be joined by its partners Cape Town Tourism, the South African National Parks, the Big 6 Attractions and the province’s official trade promotion agency, Wesgro. The Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC), Cape Town’s World Design Capital team and the City’s Arts and Culture department will also join the delegation.Read more