Cape Town scoops seven top TripAdvisor awards
Hot on the heels of an accolade from Askmen.com (Cape Town was ranked sixth in their Top 29 Cities for Men 2010); Cape Town has been commended with seven TripAdvisor Awards. TripAdvisor is a user-generated site, which allows travelers to rate tourism experiences. Said Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold: “Online opinion is certainly one of the toughest review trenches, so these awards are truly the ultimate testimony to public favor and a sure endorsement for visitors to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to include Cape Town on their itinerary.”
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel review site and, for many, it is a premier source of independent, user-generated travel information on the tourism landscape.
In the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards for 2010, Cape Town has been named:
• Twenty Fifth in the 25 Best Destinations in the World
• First in the Top 25 Destinations in the Africa category
• Sixth in the Top 25 Destinations in the World Chosen by Europeans
• Sixth in the Top 10 Beach&Sun Destinations in Africa
• Second in the Top 10 Culture&Sightseeing Destinations in Africa
• Fourth in the Top 10 Outdoor&Adventure Destinations in Africa
and last but not least
• Second in the Top 10 Food&Wine Destinations in the World
Said Du-Toit Helmbold: “We are extremely lucky to live and work in Cape Town. And there has never been a more exciting time to visit Cape Town. TripAdvisor is a trusted source of information worldwide and for Cape Town to have won seven awards from their stable, a mere 37 days before kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, is phenomenal.”
Previous visitors to Cape Town are unlikely to be surprised by the series of wins. Cape Town has a variety of attractions and a natural aesthetic appeal. Winter is, in many ways, the time Cape Town is at its secret best, trading sun-worshipping for gourmet food and endless good wine. Cape Town also offers world-class shopping venues, several morning markets, adventure activities, walks along the beach or through fragrant forests, and, as one of the oldest cities in South Africa, it is a melting pot of architecture, culture and traditions, and a model for future sustainability in Africa.
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