Cape Town was listed the 8th Best City of places people want to visit in Africa and the Middle East.
The list forms part of Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards which ranks airlines, hotels and islands in Africa and Middle East.
Statistics released by South African Tourism this week show that foreign tourists in the Western Cape has increased by more than 20%.
CEO at Cape Town Tourism, Enver Duminy, says when marketing the City they also make sure that the brand experience lives up to what they promised.
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The national beauty has always been one of our major hooks as a destination. It is also about how we tell a different story about Cape Town to attract the markets.— Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism
Duminy says South Africa was rated the fourth best Halaal spot in the world and they are now marketing Cape Town as the perfect Halaal destination. He says Muslim travelers make up a massive percentage in the global tourism sector.
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