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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Destination News Africa / Middle East) Jun 26, 2011

Cape Town Cape Town has been short-listed for the World Design Capital 2014. From a team of 56 hopefuls, Cape Town now stands alongside just 2 other world cities - Dublin and Bilbao - in the race to earn the World Design Capital title. Being named a World Design Capital bears a prestigious status. The title is designated biennially by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (CSID) to cities that are dedicated to using design for social, cultural, and economic development. Jun 21, 2011

Cape Town The new James Bond novel OCarte BlancheO is largely set in Cape Town, and Cape Tour Tourism is thrilled about it. Asked about why he chose Cape Town for the backdrop of his book, author Jeffery Deaver said, OI've been coming to Cape Town for 10 years. I love the country. And true to James Bond novels, Cape Town is exotic and beautiful." In the novel, readers get a brief history of South Africa and are introduced to local musicians like Thandiswa Mazwai and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, local wines, dishes like bobotie and drinks like umqombothi (Zulu beer). Unlike market leaders such as London, New York and Paris, destination Cape Town is considered a challenger brand and is an emerging...

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