The city of Cape Town has once again been voted Africa’s Leading City Destination at the World Travel Awards (WTA). Table Mountain was also voted the continent’s leading tourist destination.
The recognition is important for city, especially since tourism suffered a tremendous blow due to the pandemic. The awards are a much-needed boost for the great work done by those in the tourism and hospitality industry.
“The tourism sector is a key pillar of the local economy and awards such as these help to keep Cape Town front of mind for local and international visitors. International recognition for all that Cape Town has to offer, as well as our ongoing vaccination efforts, ensure our beautiful city remains a popular tourism destination for local and international visitors,” said Mayor Dan Plato.
The accolade comes ahead of the announcement of the winners of the World categories on 26 November, where Cape Town is again vying for a host of awards, including the World’s Leading Festival & Event Destination 2021. Cape Town presently holds the title for 2020.
The 2021 World category Cape Town nominees are:
• Cape Town International Airport is once again up for World’s Leading Airport 2021
• Table Mountain for World’s Leading Tourist Attraction
• Cape Town as World’s Leading City Break Destination as well as World’s Leading City Destination,
• The Twelve Apostles Hotel for World’s Leading Luxury Hotel,
• Villa Two at Ellerman House for World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa,
• Lawhill Luxury Apartments for World’s Leading Serviced Apartments,
• Go2Africa for World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator,
• Babylonstoren Hotel for World’s Leading Resort Sensory Garden
The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, James Vos, said these awards are both humbling and an affirmation of the splendour of our great metro and its people.
“It is a signal of exciting times ahead as the city prepares for a bumper tourist season this year,” said Vos.