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Unlocking a New Era of Tourism Marketing

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Cape Town, 30 April 2019 – Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) are facing similar opportunities and challenges that either inhibit or enable travel to and around the African continent. A cohesive and economically viable approach is necessary to address this, navigating ...

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Marriott Bonvoy Celebrates New Travel Program

Chef spooning sauce onto plates of food

From on-course to on the braai – Marriott Bonvoy celebrates new travel program with special member-only experiences in South Africa. Marriott International is celebrating its newly unveiled travel program Marriott Bonvoy, with thoughtfully curated, member-only experiences in South Africa. Built ...

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Bistronomy is the New Gastronomy

Teriyaki salmon poke bowl

When the Parisian restaurant scene first coined the term ‘bistronomy’, it was in response to the question: “How does one combine the casual atmosphere of a bistro with an expert gastronomic experience?” 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection in Cape ...

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The Right to Explore the Cape

Avukile Mabombo at a coffee shop

In a former age in South Africa, locals were boxed in, unable to explore their own country, limited to pockets of land within cities and rural areas. This, quite rightly, has changed, opening the curtain on a wealth of activities ...

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Sleepy West Coast? Think Again!

Protea and fynbos with sea in background

South Africa’s West Coast has long had a reputation as a winding stretch of land linking quaint fishing villages and rolling hills of… well, not much at all. Recently, however, the region has experienced a remarkable renaissance that’s attracting visitors ...

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Manchester United and Marriott Announce Partnership

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2019 – Marriott International and Manchester United today announced a multi-year marketing partnership, giving the 120 million members of the Marriott Bonvoy travel programme exclusive opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime Manchester United football experiences – including ...

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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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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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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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Marriott Hotels Opens in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa 17 May, 2017 – Bringing its superior service and world-class amenities to the South African travel market, Marriott International today revealed the conversion of Cape Town’s popular African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa into a ...

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Popular Franschhoek hotel gets new look

Cape Town, 8 March 2017:  Popular Franschhoek hotel, the Protea Hotel by Marriott® Franschhoek, is set to undergo expansion and major refurbishment. Located in this breathtakingly beautiful part of the Western Cape, the hotel is a sought-after spot for both ...

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Marriott Rewards App for Travellers

DUBAI, UAE – February 10, 2017 – Based on the foundation of actual hands-on guest research and feedback, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) will now offer Marriott Rewards members a dynamic mobile experience personalised for them. Today marks the launch ...

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Renaissance® Hotels Arrives In Lagos

LAGOS, NIGERIA – 24 January 2017: Renaissance Hotels, the brand known around the world for helping business travellers discover unexpected experiences, has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa — the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel. Located in ...

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Marriott Rewards Creates Earning Opportunities

Dubai, UAE – December 19, 2016 – Just weeks after its unprecedented announcement that members could link their accounts to have their Elite status matched and transfer points between programs, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), ...

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A New Turn for Twist Restaurant

Cape Town, 28 November 2016: Food has never been fresher than at the newly refurbished Twist Restaurant at the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa outside Johannesburg.  With bee hives on the property producing honey on-site, guests can ...

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Turkish Airlines Presents New Features

Istanbul, 25 November 2016 – Turkish Airlines presents the new features including Denon Headphones to be added to its on-board entertainment options   Flying has never been so pleasurable, Turkish Airlines plans on enlarging its award-winning entertainment offering  Turkish Airlines, Europe’s ...

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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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Cape Town Celebrates Special Award

22 September 2016 The announcement that Cape Town is once again the recipient of a global travel award has stirred up interest in the city as a world-class destination. The Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2016 chose the city as ...

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Milkshake with Sunflower Touch

Cape Town, 16 September 2016: A creamy milkshake can make the world seem like a better place, and in this case, it really does. Hotel group Protea Hotels by Marriott® Fire & Ice! have teamed up with the Giggling Gourmet ...

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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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