Flying the flag high for
South Africa and Africa, many South African tourism
products have been named the best on the continent at
the World Travel Awards 2017.
hotels and conference destinations, numerous South
African offerings have received the prestigious title as
leaders in the tourism industry in Africa for 2017.
In addition to this, Johannesburg recently came out on
top as the most popular destination in Africa in 2016,
according to the annual Mastercard Global
Destination Cities Index.
At the World Travel Awards 2017, cities across South
Africa won big, reflecting the broad, quality tourism
offering in Mzansi. Cape Town International Airport
clinched the award for Africa's leading airport, while
The Palazzo Montecasino in Johannesburg claimed the
title for Africa's Leading Casino Resort 2017 and Durban
won Africa's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination
In December 2016, Cape Town International Airport
exceeded the 10-million passenger mark for the first
time, and through partnerships such as Air Access, the
airport has seen 10 new routes and 11 route expansions
This year marks the 24th World Travel Awards, which sees
travel and tourism professionals, as well as business
and travel consumers worldwide vote in the awards.
The annual Africa awards evening is among the
continent's most prestigious travel and tourism events
of the year, and brings together leading travel sector
figures and VIPs from across Africa.
Other South African companies that were titled leaders
in Africa include Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa for
Boutique Hotel 2017, South African Airways' Sawubona
was named leading Inflight Magazine 2017, Fairmont
Zimbali Resort got the title for leading Luxury Resort
and Cape Town was also named Africa's Leading City
There were many other leading awards received by local
tourism companies, particularly in the accommodation
sector. ¡V Source: