Friendly food and fab people - TripAdvisor users say Cape Town is tops!

2014-06-03 09:39
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Tripadvisor names top 15 SA hotels for service excellence

Tripadvisor users have rated hotels across the globe for service excellence, with a guesthouse in Franschhoek claiming the third spot in the global top ten. Take a look at SA's top 15.

Cape Town - TripAdvisor users have again shared their love for Cape Town by voting them second in the categories 'Best for Restaurants' and 'Helpful Locals.'   

This was revealed as results were released for the TripAdvisor World City Survey 2014, in which Tripadvisor’s users rated cities across a number of categories.  

Only New York came in ahead of Cape Town for their restaurants and Tokyo for their hospitable people, confirming Cape Town as a place with fantastic value for money food offerings and where visitors are most likely to receive warm and friendly advice.

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Western Cape - tops in the country

2 113 South African tourism-related businesses were awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014 with the lion’s share of these being awarded in the Western Cape, where 1 169 accommodation establishments, restaurants and attractions were awarded the coveted certificate.  

Ranking of South African provinces/destinations based on number of Certificate of Excellence winning properties:
- Western Cape 1169

- Gauteng 235

- KwaZulu-Natal 216

- Eastern Cape 176

- Mpumalanga 102

- Kruger National Park 75

- Limpopo 59

- Northwest Province 31

- Free State 28

- Northern Cape 22

Speaking at the Global Media Face Off event at Indaba 2014, the head of destination marketing for TripAdvisor Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Helena Egan, said that the number one reason people visit South Africa is for the people.

“Everyone is friendly and it’s a genuine friendliness. It comes from the heart. It’s natural. The joy and happiness of the people are key to your destination success,” she said.

For more information on the Certificate of Excellence programme, readers can visit the TripAdvisor Management Center.
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