The City scooped the award in the category for Africa’s Leading Festival and Events Destination at the 2018 World Travel Awards ceremony in Durban last week.
This accolade has resulted in the City being nominated for the World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination Award alongside London, Montreal, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Danang (Vietnam) and Guayaquil (Ecuador).
Cape Town has become the envy of many global cities as a result of its events portfolio. The City has continually affirmed its place as the events capital of Africa by securing key international and local events over the past five years.
Eight of the signature events supported by the City contribute more than R3 billion to the local economy. Events provide enormous benefit to the local economy in terms of job creation and play a pivotal role in generating visitor expenditure.