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Bring It Home: Vote for Cape Town in the World Travel Awards

18 October 2021

Voting for the World Travel Awards closes on 24 October, and Cape Town is once again vying for a host of awards, including the World’s Leading Festival & Event Destination 2021.

Scooping these accolades would go a long way in positioning the local tourism industry for recovery, says Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato.

The winners in the World categories are expected to be announced on 26 November 2021.

“The tourism sector is a vital part of the local economy and we can help this industry recover by putting our support behind Cape Town,” says Mayor Plato.

Winning these awards will mean that the city is reaffirmed as a sought after tourist destination for local and international visitors, which is key ahead of the summer peak season.

“With South Africa also now removed from the UK red list, we can foresee increased tourism numbers in the months ahead,” says Mayor Plato. “However, the long-term recovery is dependent on increased global visibility and renewed interest, which these acknowledgements create.

“Please vote for Cape Town and make sure you’re also vaccinated against Covid-19 so we can keep South Africa and Cape Town open.”

To cast your vote visit:

The 2021 World category Cape Town nominees are:

Cape Town International Airport is up for Africa’s Leading Airport. Table Mountain, Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront were candidates for Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction. Winners in the Africa category will be announced soon.