Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Cape Town crowned as Africa's Leading City Destination - World Travel Award

The City of Cape Town was crowned Africa's Leading City Destination 2022 by World Travel Award voters, after the Tourism sector has seen significant growth in various areas despite the hard knock it too.

This year would be the second consecutive year that that the City has received the title. City's Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth, Alderman James Vos these awards are recognition of the tireless efforts of the City and its partner.

The honorable announcement came after Vos officially opened Cape Town’s sailing season with the Cape Royal Yacht Club, over the weekend.

The coastline around the metro contributes almost R40 billion, or 10%, to the city’s GDP per annum. The city is expecting a further five cruise ships in addition to the 104 already booked to dock in Cape Town. With almost R100 million in total estimated passenger spend per port visit.

Meanwhile The city of Cape Town announced the return of the Festive Lights Switch, after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic

According Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis the annual festival will be back on November 27, Grand Parade, along Adderley Street, powered by renewable energy.  

The mayor said that several schools in and around Cape Town will be participating in a new waste-to-art challenge.  The city stated that The Festive Lights Switch-On 2022 is FREE for all and the artist line-up will be announced in due course.


By Everngelista Muza

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