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Cape Town Tourism played an active and supportive role in optimising visitor safety in the city. While the primary role in safety belongs to local law enforcement agencies, they collaborate where possible to achieve more.

The Cape Town Tourism (CTT) board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie-May Ellingson and Wahida Parker as chairperson and vice-chairperson, respectively.

As part of the Cape Town Tourism Halal Chef Exchange programme in collaboration with CresentRating, two local chefs had the opportunity of travelling to Singapore to hone their Halal cooking skills.

Cape Town Tourism’s successful eKasi Sessions, a series of listening events between the organisation’s chairperson, Enver Mally, and members of the tourism industry has now entered its second phase of engagement.

As the city manages the impact of water shortages, the City of Cape Town's official regional tourism organisation, responsible for destination marketing, visitor and industry services, Cape Town Tourism, recently asked international visitors what they had experienced. The responses, which can be seen in a relevant video on youtube, were positive and upbeat and Cape Town Tourism continues to lay out the welcome mat:

Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism

“The panic around water shortages may have galvanised tourism professionals into action and it has produced some fine, innovative responses, but we are also noting the effects on the attendant elements of sustainability as defined by UNWTO, the current and future economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities. The welcome mat is out for all explorers and adventurers looking to experience a world-class destination with unique attractions and culture. Come and see for yourself and join us in practicing sustainable tourism so that Cape Town can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

Seeking to attract more entrepreneurs to the tourism sector, Cape Town Tourism’s goal for Youth Month 2018 is to empower and enable young entrepreneurs.

Cape Town Tourism revealed a new promotional video showcasing the natural and cultural experiences available in Simon’s Town and Cape Point.

The annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards expands this year with the addition of the Water Sustainability Award.

Cape Town Tourism’s proactive stance when guiding the industry’s responsible tourism practices has won the support of the business community, with this yielding a series of videos being donated from leading South African animation organisation Sea Monster Entertainment.

A city twinning agreement between NYC & Company and Cape Town Tourism is due to see a co-marketing agreement going live this February, following the initial deal that was signed between both agencies in 2017.