THREE South African ports operated by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), including Durban Port, have been nominated for the Africa and Indian Ocean segment of the 25th annual World Travel Awards in the category of “Africa’s Leading Cruise Port 2018”.
The public has until 19 August to vote for their favourite to be in line to take the prestigious title home, with the Ports of Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth up against Kenya’s Port of Mombasa and Tanzania’s Ports of Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar.
The gala awards ceremony will be at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Saturday, 6 October.
TNPA Chief Executive, Shulami Qalinge, said: “To have been nominated for the annual World Travel Awards is a huge honour for TNPA. It means that the work we have put into positioning Durban and Cape Town as stimulus cruise home ports is being recognised, while the Port of Port Elizabeth is also taking its rightful place on the map for luxury world cruise tourism.”
South Africa’s growth as a cruise destination sees its ports increasingly feature on the itineraries of luxury cruise line operators. Annual escalations in the number of visitors and liners have afforded TNPA, and the country at large, positive socio-economic spin-offs such as tourism development, job creation, skills development and supplier development.
To cast your vote for the Port of Durban, Port of Cape Town or Port Elizabeth, register an account on https://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote.
Select ‘Africa’ as the region and the category of ‘Africa’s Leading Cruise Port’ to vote.
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