The Loerie Awards may be the highlight of September’s creative calendar, but there is a lot on offer for visitors wanting to soak up the city’s culture, design, and creative innovation befitting a city that was recently announced as World Design Capital 2014.
The Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands is set to open its doors in 2014, marking the second Park Inn hotel in Cape Town for the Rezidor hotel group, which has 10 hotels in South Africa.
Tourism Month is an annual celebration held in September that highlights the importance of tourism to the economy of Cape Town with a specific emphasis on citizen tourism in the Mother City.
Cape Town Tourism’s latest digital marketing campaign has garnered excellent exposure for Cape Town locally and internationally, strengthening the argument for social media marketing as a crucial part of tourism destination marketing.
As part of their global digital media marketing campaign, Cape Town Tourism is currently hosting 4 top international travel bloggers who are recounting their experiences of the destination across various digital and social media platforms this week as iAmbassadors for Cape Town.
“Last year, arrivals from Germany to South Africa grew by 9.3 percent (235,774 arrivals) and by the end of February this year, arrivals were 7.8 percent up on February 2011.” This is the encouraging news from Cape Town Tourism’s representative in Germany, Barbara Zieme of Akomsa.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has chosen Cape Town to host the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS) from June 2-4, 2013.
The cities of Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg have formally joined forces to simultaneously address the substantive global shift toward urban tourism and the pressures being felt by their respective visitor industries.The three year Memorandum of Understanding between the cities – signed today at INDABA 2012 - will result in joint marketing and development programs, aimed at establishing the urban dimension of South Africa’s visitor brand and generating demand specifically for each city.
TripAdvisor’s Top 25 World Destinations list for 2012 has been released, with Olympic-ready London taking the top spot and last year’s winner, Cape Town, coming in 23rd, while also being voted second favorite destination in Africa.