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City of eThekwini nominated in World Travel Awards

4 September 2020 - Rising Sun Overport

The 27th annual World Travel Awards have given the city of eThekwini’s business travel and tourism offerings, a big nod and vote of confidence.

This follows the nomination of Durban’s nine top business travel and tourism establishments for these prestigious awards.

Bagging these awards will usher in confidence and boost the city’s economic recovery plans, after the crippling impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism industry.

The city’s four direct nominations are Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination 2020, Africa’s Leading City Destination 2020, Africa’s Leading Festival and Event Destination 2020 as well as Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conferences Destination 2020.

“The announcement of our city’s nine nominations couldn’t have come at a better time. This as we try to navigate our way out of a difficult period which has brought about immense economic challenges for our city, particularly the tourism sector,” remarked eThekwini mayor, Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda.

According to Cllr Kaunda, victory would depend on the people of eThekwini and the country at large voting overwhelmingly for Mzansi’s prime tourist destination.

“I am confident and humbled by the love that the world showers our city with. We therefore implore our people to rally behind the city by voting in their numbers,” he said.

Other nominations include King Shaka International Airport for Africa’s Leading Airport, Port of Durban for Africa’s Leading Cruise Port, Durban’s landmark venue the Hilton Hotel received two nominations for Africa’s Leading Hotel and Africa’s Leading Business Hotel.

Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre was nominated for Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre.

The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. Visit https://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote to register and cast your vote.

Source: Rising Sun Overport

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