Cape Town ranked first on 2011 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards list
3 May 2011
It was announced today that Cape Town has come out tops in the 2011 Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Destinations awards after going up against major global competitors such as London, Sydney and New York. In addition, Blackheath Lodge and Derwent House Boutique Hotel, both situated in Cape Town, were ranked seventh and eighth respectively in the "Top 10 Hotels for Service" category.
According to Trip Advisor, which is the world's largest travel site, these awards honour top travel spots and hotels worldwide based on millions of real and unbiased opinions from Trip Advisor travellers.
The top ten destinations in 2011 were:
1. Cape Town, South Africa
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Machu Picchu, Peru
4. Paris, France
5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6. New York City, United States
7. Rome, Italy
8. London, United Kingdom
9. Barcelona, Spain
10. Hong Kong, China
Western Cape Tourism Minister Alan Winde expressed his delight at the news: "To be ranked first out of all cities in the world, and against global destinations of this calibre, speaks volumes about the strength of our offering. It is especially exciting for me that these results are based on the experiences of travellers who have visited the various destinations.
Being at the top of such a prestigious list will most certainly boost our tourism industry and the economy as it will inspire more travellers to visit us. Cape Town's tourism industry deserves our highest praise for doing a sterling job - well done! I would like to extend special congratulations to Blackheath Lodge and Derwent House Boutique Hotel, which were ranked in the top 10 for best service at hotels - they are setting the example that we should all be striving for."
The full list may be found at Trip Advisor's website.
For interviews with Minister Winde call:
Cell:082 378 2235
Media Liaison Officer
Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism
Tel: 021 483 4327
Cell: 082 378 2235
Source: Western Cape Provincial Government
Issued by: Western Cape Economic Development and Tourism
3 May 2011
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