Cape Town – Cape Town has been voted the ninth-best city in the world by international readers of Condé Nast Traveller.
Earning praises for top hotels, restaurants, magical sunsets, beaches and sea life, the Mother City closed in before India’s Mumbai which took the 10th place, while the historic San Miguel de Allende in Maxico scooped the number one Best City in the world.
San Miguel de Allende earned the highest score for its low crime rate and flourishing cultural scene.
The City of Cape Town welcomed the international recognition, saying its accommodation, attractions and aviation were recording “fantastic recovery numbers”, with better figures projected for the coming months, reported TimesLIVE.
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“Between November and December we are expecting 184 international flights per week. This will increase to 191 flights per week between January and March next year. This amounts to approximately 1.56-million two-way seats between November 2022 and March 2023, generating a whopping R7.9bn in tourism spend,” the report quoted the City as saying.
Just recently, the Cape Town International Airport was crowned the best airport in Africa at the 2022 World Airports Awards held in Paris, France.
The airport also scooped the “Best Staff in Africa” and “Cleanest Airport in Africa” awards.
eNCA reported that this was the seventh consecutive year that the airport had won this title.
“These awards are a clear vote of confidence in the airport, it’s an honour to congratulate the CTIA, their team, and all those involved in making this fantastic achievement possible, especially during these trying times,?” IOL quoted Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger as saying.
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