Seeing our ‘hoods through knowing eyes

2018-06-07 06:01
The opening scene of the Langa Love Cape Town episode.

The opening scene of the Langa Love Cape Town episode.

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The uniqueness of what makes your neighbourhood special is at the centre of a video series endorsed by Cape Town Tourism.

The Love Cape Town initiative started in 2015 and has since featured areas such as Kalk Bay, Constantia, Somerset West, Langa, Khayelitsha, the CBD, Durbanville, Blouberg, Bo-Kaap and most recently Mitchell’s Plain.

“It is important for us to showcase what Cape Town has to offer from many different perspectives,” says Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy.

“We created the first video in the Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods series in 2015.

“The goal was to tap into a global ‘travel like a local’ trend that sees travellers wanting to have immersive experiences in the places they go to, so visiting hidden gems that tourists would not necessarily know about and enjoying interacting with locals. A video series allows you to get a taste for the city, and it’s also available internationally, so that’s a benefit.”

The team research the area and look for people or organisations who are working there and contributing to the neighbourhood­. “We source the characters who feature in the videos, and a film production team creates the videos, so it is a collaborative effort. Anyone who wants to contribute ideas to the project would be more than welcome to do so by contacting us. There is still plenty of the city that we would like to feature,” says Duminy.

“We would love to hear from all Capetonians about what makes their neighbourhood special, and what visitors can experience.”

The series seeks to feature areas and tell their stories through the people who live there.

“We have taken neighbourhoods that are either already popular with visitors or ones with great potential, with interesting places to see and fun experiences to be had. In tourism, storytellers and local characters are an essential part of the experience, so the medium of video allows locals to give a snapshot of their own stories,” says Duminy.

“A guidebook cannot offer the same intimate experience as these videos, which offer a dynamic way to showcase local businesses and the kinds of things visitors would love to see and do. What’s important is that visitors are researching where to go by going online, so we can literally place Cape Town in the hands of potential visitors via their devices.”

The series is available on YouTube and Facebook.

V Visit Love Cape Town on Facebook, www.youtube.com/user/CapeTownTourism, www.capetown.travel, @lovecapetown on Twitter and Instagram. Anyone wanting to nominate an area can email digital@capetown.travel.

The uniqueness of what makes your neighbourhood special is at the centre of a video series endorsed by Cape Town Tourism.

The Love Cape Town initiative started in 2015 and has since featured areas such as Kalk Bay, Constantia, Somerset West, Langa, Khayelitsha, the CBD, Durbanville, Blouberg, Bo-Kaap and most recently Mitchell’s Plain.

“It is important for us to showcase what Cape Town has to offer from many different perspectives,” says Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy.

“We created the first video in the Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods series in 2015. The goal was to tap into a global ‘travel like a local’ trend that sees travellers wanting to have immersive experiences in the places they go to, so visiting hidden gems that tourists would not necessarily know about and enjoying interacting with locals. A video series allows you to get a taste for the city, and it’s also available internationally, so that’s a benefit.”

The team research the area and look for people or organisations who are working there and contributing to the
neighbourhood.

“We source the characters who feature in the videos, and a film production team creates the videos, so it is a collaborative effort. Anyone who wants to contribute ideas to the project would be more than welcome to do so by contacting us. There is still plenty of the city that we would like to feature,” says Duminy.

“We would love to hear from all Capetonians about what makes their neighbourhood special, and what visitors can experience.”

The series seeks to feature areas and tell their stories through the people who live there. “We have taken neighbourhoods that are either already popular with visitors or ones with great potential, with interesting places to see and fun experiences to be had. In tourism, storytellers and local characters are an essential part of the experience, so the medium of video allows locals to give a snapshot of their own stories,” says Duminy.

“A guidebook cannot offer the same intimate experience as these videos, which offer a dynamic way to showcase local businesses and the kinds of things visitors would love to see and do. What’s important is that visitors are researching where to go by going online, so we can literally place Cape Town in the hands of potential visitors via their
devices.”

The series is available on YouTube and Facebook­.

V Visit Love Cape Town on Facebook, www.youtube.com/user/CapeTownTourism, www.capetown.­travel, @lovecapetown on Twitter and Instagram. Anyone wanting to nominate an area can email digital@­capetown.travel.

The uniqueness of what makes your neighbourhood special is at the centre of a video series endorsed by Cape Town Tourism.

The Love Cape Town initiative started in 2015 and has since featured areas such as Kalk Bay, Constantia, Somerset West, Langa, Khayelitsha, the CBD, Durbanville, Blouberg, Bo-Kaap and most recently Mitchell’s Plain.

“It is important for us to showcase what Cape Town has to offer from many different perspectives,” says Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy.

“We created the first video in the Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods series in 2015. The goal was to tap into a global ‘travel like a local’ trend that sees travellers wanting to have immersive experiences in the places they go to, so visiting hidden gems that tourists would not necessarily know about and enjoying interacting with locals. A video series allows you to get a taste for the city, and it’s also available internationally, so that’s a benefit.”

The team research the area and look for people or organisations who are working there and contributing to the neighbourhood.

“We source the characters who feature in the videos, and a film production team creates the videos, so it is a collaborative effort. Anyone who wants to contribute ideas to the project would be more than welcome to do so by contacting us. There is still plenty of the city that we would like to feature,” says
Duminy.

“We would love to hear from all Capetonians about what makes their neighbourhood special, and what visitors can experience.”

The series seeks to feature areas and tell their stories through the people who live there. “We have taken neighbourhoods that are either already popular with visitors or ones with great potential, with interesting places to see and fun experiences to be had. In tourism, storytellers and local characters are an essential part of the experience, so the medium of video allows locals to give a snapshot of their own stories,” says Duminy.

“A guidebook cannot offer the same intimate experience as these videos, which offer a dynamic way to showcase local businesses and the kinds of things visitors would love to see and do. What’s important is that visitors are researching where to go by going online, so we can literally place Cape Town in the hands of potential visitors via their devices.”

The series is available on YouTube and
Facebook.

V Visit Love Cape Town on Facebook, www.youtube.com/user/CapeTownTourism, www.capetown.­travel, @lovecapetown on Twitter and Instagram. Anyone wanting to nominate an area can email digital@­capetown.travel.

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