SA secures top World Travel Awards

2012-09-26 16:14
Cape Town - South African has secured a number of Accolades in the African leg of the World Travel Awards - including a best beach destination place for Cape Town.

Cape Town competed against Bazaruto in Mozambique, Diani Beach, Kenya, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania and previous winner, Sharm El Sheikh, in Egypt for the top beach attraction.

Other notable winners include SAA for Best Airline, 1Time for Africa’s Leading Low Cost Airline, Ellerman House & Villa (“Africa’s Leading Luxury Villa”), Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa (“Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel”), The Blue Train (“Africa’s Leading Luxury Train”), Fairmont Zimbali (“Africa’s Leading Tourism Development Project”) and Shamwari Game Reserve (“Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge”).

Says Grant Pascoe, Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing; “Cape Town’s beaches are a huge tourism asset, particularly because they are so diverse. We have family beaches, tidal pools, clear water, challenging surf, endless beaches, tranquil coves – and more. Our beaches a place for relaxation, exercise, discovery and inspiration and so appeal to a wide range of travelers and can offer so much in a single visit.”

CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold said that a sustained, combined effort between The City of Cape Town, the private sector and the public themselves had resulted in Cape Town’s proud record of world class beaches that were clean, safe and carefully managed to protect  their role in the biodiversity.

Other WTA Grand Tour 2012 regional heats include Middle East Ceremony, Caribbean & The Americas Ceremony, Europe Ceremony, Indian Ocean Ceremony and Asia & Australasia Ceremony.
The winners of these legs will go head-to-head in WTA’s Grand Final, which takes place at The Oberoi, Gurgaon on 12th December 2012.

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