Safety ambassadors doing great

2019-02-14 06:00
The recently recruited tourism safety ambassadors were awarded certificates for their excellent work in making the city a safer place.

The recently recruited tourism safety ambassadors were awarded certificates for their excellent work in making the city a safer place.

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The City of Cape Town is impressed by the notable success notched up by the recently recruited tourism safety ambassadors.

The ambassadors were acknowledged for their sterling work during a certificate ceremony last week on Monday and were commended for the crucial part they play in bringing offenders to book.

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato said he was pleased to see the youth playing an active role in making the city a better place.

“This is another great example of tourism and job creation coming together. I hope that other young people will look to these ambassadors as role models to see what is possible to achieve,” Plato said.

The ambassadors work closely with the Bo-Kaap Neighbourhood Watch, the Central City Improvement District and the police.

Some of the notable successes notched up by the ambassadors include:

.Being instrumental in the bust and arrest of a gang of 10 ATM card scammers who were targeting mainly tourists,

.Preventing several attempted muggings of tourists,

.Preventing a tourist from being scammed at an ATM in a well-known hotspot,

.Assisting lost tourists by walking with them to the attractions they were looking for, and

.Assisting police by identifying and calling in suspicious cars in the area.

Mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, handed out the certificates.

A walkabout followed with Vos and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy. The walkabout was done to give both the City and Cape Town Tourism first-hand experience of what the ambassadors encounter daily.

Vos praised the ambassadors who take on their tasks without any fear.

“They are disrupting the tourism hotspots where criminals were becoming a nuisance by relying on unsuspecting locals and visitors to the City. Some of them have been threatened but this has not deterred them. Instead they have soldiered on and notched up some really good successes,” he said.

Duminy said that concerns around visitor safety continue to be one of their biggest barriers in growing tourism numbers to Cape Town.

“The increase in reported tourism safety incidents has spurred us to take action. This safety ambassador initiative is a welcome addition to our other tourism safety schemes,” Duminy added.

The City of Cape Town is impressed by the notable successes notched up by the recently recruited tourism safety ambassadors.

The ambassadors were acknowledged for their sterling work in a certificate hand-out ceremony on Monday 4 February and were commended for the crucial part they play in bringing offenders to book.

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato said he was pleased to see the youth playing an active role in making the city a better place.

“This is another great example of tourism and job creation coming together. I hope that other young people will look to these ambassadors as role models to see what it is possible to achieve,” Plato said.

The ambassadors work closely with the Bo-Kaap Neighbourhood Watch, the Central City Improvement District and the police.

Some of the notable successes notched up by the ambassadors include:

.Being instrumental in the bust and arrest of a gang of 10 ATM card scammers who were targeting mainly tourists,

.Preventing several attempted muggings of tourists,

.Preventing a tourist from being scammed at an ATM in a well-known hotspot,

.Assisting lost tourists by walking with them to the attractions they were looking for, and

.Assisting police by identifying and calling in suspicious cars in the area.

Mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, handed out the certificates.

A walkabout followed with Vos and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy. The walkabout was done to give both the City and Cape Town Tourism first-hand experience of what the ambassadors encounter daily.Vos praised the ambassadors who take on their tasks without any fear.“They are disrupting the tourism hotspots where criminals were becoming a nuisance by relying on unsuspecting locals and visitors to the City. Some of them have been threatened but this has not deterred them. Instead they have soldiered on and notched up some really good successes,” he said.

Duminy said that concerns around visitor safety continue to be one of their biggest barriers in growing tourism numbers to Cape Town.

“The increase in reported tourism safety incidents has spurred us to take action. This safety ambassador initiative is a welcome addition to our other tourism safety schemes like the four-step industry safety plan and our special band-aid programme,” Duminy added.

The City of Cape Town is impressed by the notable successes notched up by the recently recruited tourism safety ambassadors.

The ambassadors were acknowledged for their sterling work in a certificate hand-out ceremony on Monday 4 February and were commended for the crucial part they play in bringing offenders to book.

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato said he was pleased to see the youth playing an active part in making the city a better place.

“This is another great example of tourism and job creation coming together. I hope that other young people will look to these ambassadors as role models to see what it is possible to achieve,” Plato said.

The ambassadors work closely with the Bo-Kaap Neighbourhood Watch, the Central City Improvement District and the police.

Some of the notable successes notched up by the ambassadors include:

.Being instrumental in the bust and arrest of a gang of 10 ATM card scammers who were targeting mainly tourists,

.Preventing several attempted muggings of tourists,

.Preventing a tourist from being scammed at an ATM in a well-known hotspot,

.Assisting lost tourists by walking with them to the attractions they were looking for and

.Assisting police by identifying and calling in suspicious cars in the area.

Mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, handed out the certificates.

A walkabout followed with Vos and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy.The walkabout was done to give both parties first-hand experience of what the ambassadors encounter on a daily basis.

Vos praised the ambassadors who take on their tasks without any fear.

“They are disrupting the tourism hotspots where criminals were becoming a nuisance by relying on unsuspecting locals and visitors to the City. Some of them have been threatened but this has not deterred them. Instead they have soldiered on and notched up some really good successes,” he said.

Duminy said that concerns around visitor safety continue to be one of their biggest barriers in growing tourism numbers to Cape Town.

“The increase in reported tourism safety incidents has spurred us to take action. This safety ambassador initiative is a welcome addition to our other tourism safety schemes like the four-step industry safety plan and our special band-aid programme,” Duminy added.

The City of Cape Town is impressed by the notable successes notched up by the recently recruited tourism safety ambassadors.

The ambassadors were acknowledged for their sterling work in a certificate hand-out ceremony on Monday 4 February and were commended for the crucial part they play in bringing offenders to book.

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato said he was pleased to see the youth playing an active role in making the city a better place.

“This is another great example of tourism and job creation coming together. I hope that other young people will look to these ambassadors as role models to see what it is possible to achieve,” Plato said.

The ambassadors work closely with the Bo-Kaap Neighbourhood Watch, the Central City Improvement District and the police. Some of the notable successes notched up by the ambassadors include being instrumental in the bust and arrest of a gang of 10 ATM card scammers who were targeting mainly tourists, preventing several attempted muggings of tourists, among other things.

Mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, handed out the certificates. A walkabout followed with Vos and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy. The walkabout was done to give both the City and Cape Town Tourism first-hand experience of what the ambassadors encounter daily.

Vos praised the ambassadors who take on their tasks without any fear.

Duminy said that concerns around visitor safety continue to be one of their biggest barriers in growing tourism numbers to Cape Town.“The increase in reported tourism safety incidents has spurred us to take action..,” Duminy said.

The City of Cape Town is impressed by the notable successes notched up by the recently recruited tourism safety ambassadors.

The ambassadors were acknowledged for their sterling work in a certificate hand-out ceremony on Monday 4 February and were commended for the crucial part they play in bringing offenders to book.

Cape Town mayor Dan Plato said he was pleased to see the youth playing an active role in making the city a better place.

“This is another great example of tourism and job creation coming together. I hope that other young people will look to these ambassadors as role models to see what it is possible to achieve,” Plato said.

The ambassadors work closely with the Bo-Kaap Neighbourhood Watch, the Central City Improvement District and the police.

Some of the notable successes notched up by the ambassadors include:

.Being instrumental in the bust and arrest of a gang of 10 ATM card scammers who were targeting mainly tourists,

.Preventing several attempted muggings of tourists,

.Preventing a tourist from being scammed at an ATM in a well-known hotspot,

.Assisting lost tourists by walking with them to the attractions they were looking for, and

.Assisting police by identifying and calling in suspicious cars in the area.

Mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, handed out the certificates.

A walkabout followed with Vos and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy. The walkabout was done to give both the City and Cape Town Tourism first-hand experience of what the ambassadors encounter daily.

Vos praised the ambassadors who take on their tasks without any fear.

“They are disrupting the tourism hotspots where criminals were becoming a nuisance by relying on unsuspecting locals and visitors to the City. Some of them have been threatened but this has not deterred them. Instead they have soldiered on and notched up some really good successes,” he said.

Duminy said that concerns around visitor safety continue to be one of their biggest barriers in growing tourism numbers to Cape Town.“The increase in reported tourism safety incidents has spurred us to take action. This safety ambassador initiative is a welcome addition to our other tourism safety schemes like the four-step industry safety plan and our special band-aid programme,” Duminy added.

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