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This Week on Metropolist: Cape Town Tourism

The New York Times article, 52 Places to go in 2014 placed Cape Town as the number one city to visit this year.

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Keeping up appearances: what a city owes its tourists

Many cities, including Cape Town rely on tourism as a form of income. Do they not, therefore, have a responsibilty to invest in and maintain the facade presented to tourists? Or should tourists be satisfied seeing the cities without make-up on, be confronted with local issues and appreciate function over form in order to be considered true travellers? Inspired by a trip to Budapest, Pamela Hellig argues that it may not be necessary to choose between the two…


Female Leaders who run our Mother City: Mariette du Toit-Helmbold

Future Cape Town’s MD Rashiq Fataar interviews women who are at the helm of Cape Town and in the driving seat of its future as a major player in the world that is Cities. Here, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, reflects on the significane of female leadership in South Africa and Cape Town in particular.

Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban sign landmark urban tourism alliance

In recognition of the increasing role that cities are playing in drawing tourists, both for leisure, business and study, South Africa’s 3 major cities, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban have signed a landmark urban tourism alliance.

Cape Town Station Square comes alive again on World Tourism Day

In a previous blog post, we highlighted the new role of Cape Town Station Square, after the major upgrade which took place before the 2010 FIFA World Cup. More recently it became the focal point of celebrations on World Tourism Day, the culmination of World Tourism month.

A once cluttered space, combining trees, grass, traders & […]