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Travel in style with Protea Hotels by Marriott

Protea Hotels by Marriott has partnered with MLT Vehicle Hire Company in Cape Town to upgrade its fleet of vehicles and provide guests with world-class transport options during their stay at any of the Protea hotels in the area. “This ...

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Protea Hotels by Marriott to open its second hotel in Ghana

New 200-room hotel to open near international airport in 2019 is the first in the capital, Accra. Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International,Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), announced the signing of Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra, Kotoka Airport, the brand’s second ...

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Event tourism boosts high season arrivals in Cape Town

The ever-popular Cape Town Rugby Sevens kicks off the weekend of December 8 and 9 2018, coinciding with Cruise Ship Season and the start of the summer holidays for many locals. After a turbulent year, the tourism industry is looking ...

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Cape Town welcomes visitors with open arms

Cape Town Heritage Day

Cape Town, South Africa, is a city renowned for its attractions, such as Table Mountain, the 7th Natural Wonder of the World; two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Robben Island and the Cape Floral Kingdom; and the V&A Waterfront, the most ...

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Seamless experiences – a global trend goes local

Travel’s latest trends have been announced at World Travel Market London, with South African businesses being mentioned at the trade show for their role in innovation within the sector. By Danny Bryer. According to the Euromonitor Megatrends Report 2019, global inbound ...

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Black Friday Business Tips

Black Friday is here to stay: as part of a retail festival that entices consumers in their millions to part with their cash, it’s another way of increasing revenue just before the festive season officially kicks in. By Wynand Smit. Traditionally ...

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The celebrity secret – putting Cape Town on the A-list

If you are the kind of person who likes nothing more than to cuddle up on the couch with the latest edition of your favourite tabloid to find out what the schlebz are getting up to, you’ll know the answer ...

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Cape Town travel tips for your December break

With Cape Town being on everyone’s bucket list, don’t miss the opportunity to visit this city that’s loved the world over. You can still join the thousands of Cape Town fans, even if your wallet feels a bit light during ...

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Africa’s travel trends for 2019

Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism. Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant. These trends ...

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Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers Launches “Chef’s Cut” Menu

Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers is hosting a unique, limited edition chef’s menu with secret dishes and flavour combinations to tantalize the palate. Curated by Executive Chef Cameron Giles, “Chef’s Cut” is a menu offering that features a fresh ...

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Global Muslim Travel to reach $183 billion by 2020

Enver Duminy is CEO of Cape Town Tourism, and is speaking on this topic at World Travel Market, London, in November. Telescopic vision in the tourism sector means that you can miss the bigger picture entirely. For example, while we fret about ...

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Promising Tourism Businesses Rewarded in the Cape

The winners of the annual Cape Town Tourism Board Development Fund (BDF) have been announced at a glittering industry function at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in the city. The BDF, established in 2014, has already aided several businesses ...

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Africa’s Travel Growth Exceeds Expectations

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend but exceeding UNWTO’s forecast for 2018. By Enver Duminy. The UNWTO’s panel of experts described ...

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Travel Extravaganza for Cape’s Youth in Celebration of Tourism Month

80 young people from Cape Town got to enjoy the experience of a lifetime, celebrating Madiba’s heritage and footprint in the city. Hosted by Cape Town Tourism, learners from two marginalized areas around Cape Town –Langa and Khayelitsha, were given ...

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Tapping into Data for Enhanced Tourism Experiences

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 20 September 2018 – It’s no secret that technology is changing the way in which we do tourism. It’s possible to research, plan, pay for and execute a trip using little more than a mobile device. Large ...

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3 Keys to Unlock Customer Experience in Travel

There’s a fine line in cultivating loyal customers – it’s an ongoing effort that ensures that the relationship is constantly developing. No brand can afford to let the standards drop once the relationship exists. Sure, your customers may change in terms ...

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Tourism Sector Eyes BRIC Billions

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 20 September 2018 – Hospitality marketing is complex, there are key source markets for South Africa with a proven interest in the country as a destination, and there are also additional, growing markets, such as the ...

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The Art of Recycling and Smart Hospitality

What do single-use straws and used bedding have in common? Both contribute to waste on the part of hospitality businesses, only the former is a contributor to a global pollution challenge, while the latter is more of a nuisance in ...

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UNWTO Call To Action: Driving Transformation in Tourism

Put yourself in the shoes of the 20th Century traveller; just a couple of years ago, the avid explorer would watch interesting programmes on TV or head to the library to research destinations. Then they’d head to a travel agent ...

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Resounding Success for Cape’s Tourism December

The preliminary figures for visitor traffic at Cape Town International Airport and at the city’s major attractions in December 2016 are out, and it’s good news all round. Not only did Kirstenbosch, Groot Constantia and Cape Point enjoy a record-breaking ...

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Key Solutions for Seasonality in Tourism

The second annual Cape 365 multi-stakeholder workshop has been held in order to review ongoing measures aimed at combatting seasonality and providing industry insights and strategies for the way forward. PURPOSE The Cape 365 committee includes representatives from the City ...

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Tourism for All – A City’s Challenge

Universal Access is being celebrated during Tourism Month in September 2016. Cape Town Tourism is advocating for a ‘Tourism for All’ approach where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can enjoy the tourism industry in Cape Town. In addition, inclusivity irrespective ...

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Cape Town Scores as Gay-friendly Destination

Surveys conducted by SCRUFF, a leading gay dating and travel app with over 10 million subscribers have uncovered that Cape Town is ranked fifth as a “surprisingly gay-friendly” destination, according to wrdetv.com. Two surveys were conducted in partnership with the ...

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