Their visit to Taipei is not simply for the World Design Capital announcement but also to attend the 3-day IDA Congress. The Congress is the leading international design conference, addressing issues of urbanism and design for better cities. The IDA Congress will see 3,000 delegates, from 47 countries, attending this year. The 2011 IDA Congress is being held in Asia for the first time. Taipei was selected as the 2011 Host City after an international competitive bid process.
The congress is expected to attract 3,000 leading designers and a strong public sector presence from cities across the globe.
The delegation will make their way back to Cape Town at the end of the week, hopefully with the World Design Capital 2014 title.
Also in South Africa today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Cape Town.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
CapeTown.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.