21 October 2019
Cape Town mayor Dan Plato has welcomed the most recent accolade naming Cape Town one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Cape Town has come in at number seven on Flight Network’s list of the World’s Most Beautiful Cities for 2019. The list of 50 best cities in the world was compiled by Flight Network, a Canadian online travel agency.
Cape Town remains one of the most beautiful cities in the eyes of the world, with much to offer visitors to our wonderful city.
“We are humbled that Cape Town has been named as the best location on the continent and hope that travellers continue to see Cape Town as a must-see destination,” said Plato. “More than 300 000 job opportunities are supported by the local tourism industry so accolades such as these are important in sustaining the interest from the international community that continues to contribute towards job creation. The tourism sector has the biggest growth potential and awards like these are necessary in helping to support our tourism stakeholders.”
According to the list, the top 10 most beautiful cities in the world are:
The reviews and opinions of more than 1 000 travel writers, bloggers and travel agencies from all across the globe form the basis of the list. The only other African city to make the list is Marrakech, Morocco, which comes in at no. 46.
Cape Town is also competing in three categories in the World Travel Awards. Cape Town is currently the holder of the ‘World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination’. Cape Town was again voted ‘Africa’s Leading Festival and Events Destination’ for the second consecutive time at the recent Africa and Indian Ocean World Travel Awards in June this year. Table Mountain won the title of ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ and Cape Town International Airport won ‘Africa’s Leading Airport’.
All three contenders are up for the prestigious world titles at the 2019 World Travel Awards. The voting period closed on 20 October and the winners will be announced in Oman on the 28 November 2019.