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.
Johannesburg Tourism Company has confirmed it plans for the annual INDABA trade show in Durban, which begins in this weekend. Representatives from the body will be networking with international leisure travel industry and business associates, media and stakeholders at their exhibition stand, as well as a networking breakfast to be held at the Hilton Hotel on May 14th 2012.
During the annual INDABA tourism marketing event in Durban, the Johannesburg Tourism Company (JTC) will be unveiling its winter campaign.
Phelisa Mangcu, acting chief executive of Johannesburg Tourism Company talks to BTN about Joburg’s new booking portal and its recently formed collaboration with Cape Town and Durban.
Following the departure of Lindiwe Kwele at the end of 2011 after four years at the helm, Phelisa Mangcu has taken over as chief executive of Johannesburg Tourism Company. Initially appointed on a temporary basis, Mangcu will take up her duties immediately.
Lindiwe Kwele has resigned as chief executive of Johannesburg Tourism Company after three years at the helm of the destination marketing organisation. Kwele will be taking up a position as one of three deputy city managers in the city of Tshwane at the beginning of January 2012.
Johannesburg Tourism Company has launched an all-new online booking portal during a gala celebration at World Travel Market 2011. Hosted by South Africa House in central London, the event welcomed industry leaders from across Africa as Johannesburg claimed its place at the forefront of the technological revolution sweeping the tourism industry.
Johannesburg Tourism Company (JTB) which has been nominated for World’s Leading Tourist Board at this year’s World Travel Awards, recently announced that it will play host to the high profile youth forum, One Young World in 2013. Lindiwe Kwele, Chief Executive, Johannesburg Tourism Company, explains to BTN what it is that makes this vibrant destination an ideal host for such a wide range of international events.
Johannesburg Tourism Company has been busy preparing for the inaugural Sports & Events Tourism Exchange to celebrate its position as the leading business, sports and mega-events destination in Africa. Taking place from July 27th-29th, the event will focus on the world-class facilities and services that South Africa has to offer as a host for all top level international events and the exchange between sports tourism and the events industry.
The amazing progress being made by the youth of South Africa has been brought sharply into the media spotlight by the visits of two of the world’s leading female icons – Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. The country is also emerging as the frontrunner to host the One Young World Summit in 2012, as BTN finds out.
Joburg has emerged as one of the frontrunners to host the One Young World Summit in 2012, a dynamic global platform for young leaders making a difference in their communities. The City of Gold, where 42 percent of the population is under 24, provides a vibrant and enterprising environment to nurture its youth.