Durban’s eight top business travel and tourism establishments have been nominated in several of the 28th World Travel Awards’ most sought after categories for 2021.

Durban has received four direct nominations this year – Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination 2021, Africa’s Leading City Destination 2021, Africa’s Leading Festival and Event Destination 2021 and Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conferences Destination 2021.

‘This could not have come at a better time’ – Durban Mayor

Other Durban nominations include King Shaka International Airport for Africa’s Leading Airport; Port of Durban for Africa’s Leading Cruise Port; Southern Sun’s Elangeni and Maharani Hotel Conference received a nomination for Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel, while the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre was nominated as well.

“Receiving several nominations for such a prestigious awards ceremony is a total boost for the City. This news could not have come at a better time as we navigate our way out of the Covid-19 pandemic which has brought about immense economic challenges for the tourism sector,” said eThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda.

“These nominations are testament to the hard work that we have put in to market the city to the rest of the world by highlighting the high standards that we, and our establishments, strive to achieve. We call on all residents to rally behind the City by casting their vote in order to bring these awards home,” he added.

Voting is open to the public on the World Travel Awards website and will close on 9 August 2021. The city encouraged the public to show solidarity with the Durban tourism industry and place their weight behind the nominees by casting a vote.

To register your vote for Durban visit: https://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote to register and cast your vote.

The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today. The brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

The South African