It was an early morning for members of the Johannesburg Tourism Company (JTC) today as they gathered at the Sisulu memorial in the Diagonal Street Square, central Johannesburg, to pay tribute to Ma Sisulu, ahead of her burial on Saturday.
Johannesburg’s position at the epicentre of an incredibly successful World Cup gave its tourism industry not only something to celebrate but also a strong legacy to build upon. The City of Gold also serves as a blueprint to Russia and Qatar – two emerging destinations also hoping to full off World Cup glory.
Having recently returned from a delegate boosting trip to St Petersburg, Russia for the CIC Conservation and Hunting Congress - scheduled to take place in Johannesburg in 2012 - the Johannesburg Tourism Company’s Convention & Events Bureau (CEB) has announced a string of successful bids awarded, with estimated economic benefit to the city of more than R200 million.
As Tourism Indaba 2011 gets underway in Durban this weekend, Johannesburg Tourism Company has plenty of things to be shouting about. BTN takes a closer look at the magic the City of Gold is bringing to Africa’s premier travel and tourism exhibition.
With Indaba 2011 just around the corner, BTN catches up with Lindiwe Kwele, Chief Executive, Johannesburg Tourism Company Johannesburg, to find out what the City of Gold has planned to build its reputation as Africa’s leading, global, year-round destination for business, lifestyle and mega-events.
The action never stops in Joburg - with the Johannesburg Tourism Company’s colourful seasonal campaigns designed to package the plethora of events taking place across the spectrum of music, arts, culture, food, fashion, entertainment, sport, and business throughout the year.
Summer 2011 got off to a busy start with the Joburg Tourism Company’s summer destination activation campaign “Rediscover Joburg” - designed to support and showcase the broad range of lifestyle options available to both visitors and locals.
BTN talks to Lumka Dlomo, Marketing Manager, Johannesburg Tourism Company at ITB Berlin 2011
Johannesburg has been celebrating a flying start to 2011 an ITB Berlin, with the destination now looking forward to an increasingly successful 2011. Summer got off to a busy start, with the Joburg Tourism Company’s summer destination activation campaign - Rediscover Joburg - designed to support and showcase the broad range of lifestyle options available coming on stream.
While thousands of visitors thronged through the gates of ITB Berlin, Johannesburg Tourism Company was taking a more relaxed approach, hosting an invitation only event at the South African embassy. Guests were treated to presentations from leading members of the organisation, including JTC chief executive Lindiwe Kwele, as the destination recounted the successes of 2010 and look forward to the coming year.