Press Releases

CAPE TOWN TOURISM TO PRESENT ON KEY THEMES AT ITB 2013

December 2012 marked the one billionth international tourism arrival globally and competition between destinations is more fierce than ever.  Staying relevant by keeping up with future trends will be a key focus at this year’s ITB tourism trade show in Berlin, set to draw some 170,000 visitors between 6 and 10 March 2013. As in previous years, Cape Town Tourism and Wesgro are representing the region’s tourism industry at ITB.

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CAPE TOWN TOURISM CEO TO EXIT TOURISM ORGANISATION

After nine years as CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold has announced that she has decided not to renew her contract with the tourism organisation for another term.
The City of Cape Town recently confirmed a three year tourism marketing and visitor services mandate for Cape Town Tourism, securing its financial and strategic future.

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Cape Town TripAdvisor Coup for Cape Grace Hotel

The Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has been named second Best Hotel in the World in this category.

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Cape Town Tourism Mini-Report Summer 2012 – 2013: the season thus far

Cape Town Tourism is pleased to report positive results for tourism to the city for the first part of summer season 2012/2013, with record numbers for December 2012 at major attractions across the city.

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It’s the season to Give Responsibly - CCID launches SMS donation service to help the homeless in the

The Cape Town Central Improvement District (CCID) has launched an SMS donation service as part of its Give Responsibly campaign in an effort to help break the cycle of homelessness on the city’s streets. The SMS line forms part of the augmented Give Responsibly campaign and offers the public an alternative way of donating money to people living on the streets of Cape Town. The donations will be disbursed to various city NGOs that already do great work in helping to change the lives of the homeless by providing shelter, food, social services and rehabilitation programmes.

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A virtual invasion of the Cape

Cape Town is expecting a massive influx of extra visitors in the next three months without many of them actually leaving their homes (as yet). These will be virtual visitors experiencing the delights of the Cape via a world-first Facebook-based travel app.

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Locals show their love for Cape Town this Tourism Month

September is traditionally celebrated as a month with a strong focus on citizen tourism in Cape Town, and Cape Town Tourism and the City of Cape Town are showcasing a number of ways in which Capetonians, Cape Town’s best ambassadors, can be tourists in their own city by making use of the affordable and exciting experiences on their own doorstep.

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Hard work and personality are key to successful blogging

The notion of the lone blogger tapping away at his keyboard was dispelled this weekend by the lively line up of 11 speakers and more than 160 enthusiastic delegates at the second Getaway Travel Bloggers Conference (#GTBC) held at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Cape Town.

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