CTF Update February 2014

1st February 2014

Hi Folks

Please see attached up-to-date Events Calendar for 2014. There are still some dates outstanding – if any of you can supply the definite dates for the corresponding events, please let me have them by return.

The CTF will be manning an ‘Info Table’ at the Clarens Craft Beer Festival 21 – 23 February and would like to have some brochures/marketing materials to hand-out. This facility was extremely popular and busy last year and the same is expected this year. Please drop-off your brochures at either Mountain Odyssey or Clarens Destinations. Also, if you would like to assist at the table, please indicate so by return – assistance required on Friday 21st between 12h00 – 20h00 and on Saturday between 10h00 – 19h00.

2014 Has kicked off with a bang!!! New things happening for Clarens. The CTF had their 1st Committee Meeting for the year – Chairperson Mr Victor Mokoena together with his newly appointed deputy Mr Ollie Esplin has implemented a ‘Time for Action’ policy. A Clarens ‘brochure/map’ is being planned, the appointed sub-committee has already had their 1st meeting. All CTF Members will be presented with an annual certificate indicating their support for the marketing and promotion of Clarens through the CTF, who will again be attending the various shows and expo’s throughout the year, i.e. Beeld Holiday Show, International Travel Indaba, Outdoor Expo and The Getaway Show. Here again your marketing material will be displayed and handed out to visitors to the exhibition stand. The statistics for these shows indicate a greater interest in domestic travel and Clarens features as one of the most sort after destinations in the country.

Clarens has also been invited to participate in a ‘speed-marketing’ presentation at the Indaba in May – another stunning opportunity to showcase this valley.

The CTF welcomes the launching of the Greater Clarens Chamber of Commerce. Best wishes to the elected directors for the success and the natural progression which will result in greater prosperity for Clarens. An appeal to all to give this initiative the support it deserves. There are now 5 associations in place all working towards a common goal – making Clarens the number 1 Country Destination. With this in mind please diarise the next Combined Community Braai Challenge on Sunday 9th March 2014 at 14h00. More details to follow!

Please folks, if anyone out there would like to become involved in assisting in any project/s, please indicate so by return mail.

Thank you all for your continued support,



Clarens Tourism Forum