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DURBAN NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

DURBAN NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

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DURBAN NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

The 28th annual World Travel  Awards has given the City’s business travel and tourism industry offering a big nod and vote of confidence. This follows the announcement of the nomination of Durban’s eight top business travel and tourism establishments in some of the awards’ most sought after categories.  

The City has received four direct nominations this year – Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination 2021, Africa’s Leading City Destination 2021, Africa’s Leading Festival and Event Destination 2021 and Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conferences Destination 2021.

Other nominations include King Shaka International Airport for Africa’s Leading Airport; Port of Durban for Africa’s Leading Cruise Port; Southern Sun’s Elangeni and Maharani Hotel Conference received a nomination for Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel while the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre was nominated as Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre 2021.

“Receiving several nominations for such a prestigious awards ceremony is a total boost for the City. This news could not have come at a better time as we navigate our way out of the Covid-19 pandemic which has brought about immense economic challenges for the tourism sector,” said eThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda.

“These nominations are testament to the hard work that we have put in, to market the City to the rest of the world by highlighting the high standards that we, and our establishments, strive to achieve. We call on all residents to rally behind the City by casting their vote in order to bring these awards home,”  he added.

Voting is open to the public on the World Travel Awards website and will close on 9 August 2021. The public is encouraged to show solidarity with the tourism industry and put their weight behind the nominees by casting their vote.

Go to https://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote to register and cast your vote.

ABOUT THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

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. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

The World Travel Awards™ celebrates its 28th anniversary this year.

For more information on Durban Tourism’s Rediscover Durban campaign visit www.visitdurban.travel or follow them on Facebook/Durban Tourism or Twitter and Instagram @dbntourism

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit. For media enquiries, contact eThekwini Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220.

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