Cape Town becomes UK’s best city in the world for five times

Published on : Tuesday, December 5, 2017

indexDisclosing the results of around 90,000 readers via poll in the 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards, the UK media organization on Friday expressed, “The world’s greatest city? It’s a coastal gem in the shadow of an iconic mountain, where fine wine flows and penguins roam. It could only be Cape Town.”


The Mother City defeat Vancouver and Tokyo to top spot, and on the context, Telegraph said: “With all eyes on SA in 2018, the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth, few would bet against it repeating the trick in 12 months’ time.”


To note, the announcement overlapped with Friday’s statement that Joon will directly fly from Paris to Cape Town, thrice a week from April next year. Visitor arrivals from France to Cape Town have increased by 35% in the last year, to 74,278.


Cape Town Air Access, a joint venture between Wesgro, the Western Cape government, the City of Cape Town, Airports Company SA, South African Tourism and Cape Town Tourism, explained that the new service would restore Air France flights.


Wesgro CEO Tim Harris said: “This is not only good for our tourism industry, but also for business. Indeed, according to South African Tourism, 41% of travellers from France to Cape Town visit for leisure, and another 39% for business.


“This is precisely why Cape Town Air Access is so important for economic growth and job creation in the Cape. By making it easier for more people to visit our beautiful city and province, we will increase tourism, trade and investment, and most importantly, boost job creation.”


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