Cape Town a world leader

2018-12-11 06:02

Cape Town was named the “World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination” at the 2018 World Travel Awards that took place at the Pátio da Galé in Lisbon, Portugal last week. This accolade was off the back of being voted “Africa’s Leading Festival and Events Destination” in October.

Mayor Dan Plato says: “We want the world to know that Cape Town is the destination to invest in, a place to work, for entertainment and the best place to live. This is not just an award for Cape Town – it is an award for South Africa and Africa. We want Cape Town to position itself as a place where the world can access Africa and Africa can access the world. Continuing to host events of an international standard will make this vision a reality.”

Plato explains, in a statement, that it is important that the City eliminates red tape to encourage more investment and attract major events of an international standard.

“This also means ensuring that we provide support during the event application process and our permitting system is effective. In the previous financial year, through the permit office, the City issued 1277 event permits and supported 180 events – this has quadrupled over the last five years,” he says.

“Having developed a strong track record as an events destination, we are aware events provide enormous benefit to the local economy and play a pivotal role in generating visitor expenditure. It is important for the city that this translates into economic inclusion of all communities in Cape Town.”

The economic spin-offs from events generate a ripple effect of job creation during and after events, and the increased spend at our world-famous attractions, Plato adds. Eight of the events being hosted in Cape Town over the next 12 months will contribute more than R3bn to the local economy and create more than 20 000 temporary jobs.

Cape Town was named the “World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination” at the 2018 World Travel Awards that took place at the Pátio da Galé in Lisbon, Portugal last week. This accolade was off the back of being voted “Africa’s Leading Festival and Events Destination” in October.

Mayor Dan Plato says: “We want the world to know that Cape Town is the destination to invest in, a place to work, for entertainment and the best place to live. This is not just an award for Cape Town – it is an award for South Africa and Africa. We want Cape Town to position itself as a place where the world can access Africa and Africa can access the world. Continuing to host events of an international standard will make this vision a reality.”

Plato explains, in a statement, that it is important that the City eliminates red tape to encourage more investment and attract major events of an international standard.

“This also means ensuring that we provide support during the event application process and our permitting system is effective. In the previous financial year, through the permit office, the City issued 1277 event permits and supported 180 events – this has quadrupled over the last five years,” he says.

“Having developed a strong track record as an events destination, we are aware events provide enormous benefit to the local economy and play a pivotal role in generating visitor expenditure. It is important for the city that this translates into economic inclusion of all communities in Cape Town.”

The economic spin-offs from events generate a ripple effect of job creation during and after events, and the increased spend at our world-famous attractions, Plato adds. Eight of the events being hosted in Cape Town over the next 12 months will contribute more than R3bn to the local economy and create more than 20 000 temporary jobs.

Cape Town was named the “World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination” at the 2018 World Travel Awards that took place at the Pátio da Galé in Lisbon, Portugal last week. This accolade was off the back of being voted “Africa’s Leading Festival and Events Destination” in October.

Mayor Dan Plato says: “We want the world to know that Cape Town is the destination to invest in, a place to work, for entertainment and the best place to live. This is not just an award for Cape Town – it is an award for South Africa and Africa. We want Cape Town to position itself as a place where the world can access Africa and Africa can access the world.

“Continuing to host events of an international standard will make this vision a reality.”

Plato explains, in a statement, that it is important that the City eliminates red tape to encourage more investment and attract major events of an international standard.

“This also means ensuring that we provide support during the event application process and our permitting system is effective. In the previous financial year, through the permit office, the City issued 1277 event permits and supported 180 events – this has quadrupled over the last five years,” he says.

“Having developed a strong track record as an events destination, we are aware events provide enormous benefit to the local economy and play a pivotal role in generating visitor expenditure. It is important for the city that this translates into economic inclusion of all communities in Cape Town.”

The economic spin-offs from events generate a ripple effect of job creation during and after events, and the increased spend at our world-famous attractions, Plato adds.

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