The CILECT Congress 2012 will be hosted by AFDA, the South African School of Motion Pictures and Live Performance, in Cape Town from Tuesday, May 1-Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Southern Sun Cape Sun.
Cape Town Tourism’s Facebook fan page, I ♥ Cape Town has surpassed a quarter of a million fans. The dedicated page enables fans to share photos, and videos or find information about where to go and what to do, as well as great deals on Cape Town activities.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Cape Town is planning a major refurbishment that will mean all 108 of its standard rooms will get a newly designed bathrooms and new bedroom furnishings. The refurbishment programme will begin on May 1 and will end on the Aug. 15, 2012.
Cape Town Tourism and Durban Tourism have finalised a marketing project with National Geographic as part of an agreement to partner marketing of the two cities. Cape Town and Durban are South Africa’s leisure tourism hubs and the National Geographic campaign is the first of a collaborative series of international activities set to promote South Africa’s urban tourism offering.
The UK and USA, two of Cape Town’s top five tourism key source markets, have both been adversely affected by the global recession but, if targeted correctly, still hold significant potential to draw increased arrivals to Cape Town.
Cape Town was recently named World Design Capital 2014, based on a bid that highlighted the power of design to reinvent, heal, and transform a city, by creating systems, solutions, and environments that positively impact on the lives of the people in the city.
In December 2011, Cape Town Tourism revealed that member surveys were showing increased optimism and better early results in the 2011/2012 summer tourism season. Following the release of results from its second member survey, it appears that predictions for a much-improved season were right on the money.
Cape Town Tourism is set to attend the annual travel show, ITB, in Berlin from March 7-11, 2012, where they will launch a new digital trade tool, “The Cape Town Toolkit,” to the international trade market.
The Cape Town tourism sector is reporting a marked improvement in traffic at restaurants, shops, and attractions for the month of December, and the accommodation sector is also reporting a positive holiday upswing.
As the summer holiday season opens, Cape Town’s tourism businesses are predicting a marginally better business window for season 2011/2012.