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Table Mountain Voted Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction for 2014
The Table Mountain in Cape Town has been named by the World Travel Awards as Africa’s leading tourist attraction for 2014.
This year marks the 21st year of the World Travel Awards, often referred to as the Oscars of the travel industry. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.
Table Mountain will now compete with winners in the other competition regions, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Asia and Australasia, for the title of the world’s leading tourist attraction.
The year-long online voting process encourages global participation. There are scores of different categories and votes come from executives working in travel and tourism as well as agents who sell travel packages.
Table Mountain was nominated in both 2012 and 2013, but was beaten by the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt in 2012 and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, last year. This year Table Mountain came ahead of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania, the Pyramids of Giza, Robben Island and the V&A Waterfront.
In 2012 Table Mountain was voted a New 7 Wonder of Nature and earlier this year TripAdvisor, one of the world’s leading travel websites, awarded the Cableway with a certificate of excellence.
The World Travel Awards grand finale will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, in November.