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DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM BUSINESSES CAN DRIVE INCREASED GROWTH

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.

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CAPE TOWN CALLS ON RESPONSIBLE TOURISM SUPPORTERS TO VOTE AT INDABA 2013

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.

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CAPE TOWN’S TOURISM PLAYERS WORKING TOGETHER TO SHOWCASE EXCITING PROSPECTS FOR THE CITY

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.

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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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Gadget-free travel and booking holidays on smart TVs rule future travel trends

Euromonitor, the world’s leader in strategy research for consumer markets released its annual World Travel Market Global Trends Report 2012 at London’s World Travel Market on November 5.

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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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Winter tourism in Cape Town grows but mitigating seasonality remains a priority

Despite some growth in tourism of late, seasonality remains the biggest threat to Cape Town’s tourism industry. Many misperceptions exist around winter being an undesirable time to visit the region.

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