Cape Town crowned world's top festival and events spot

Cape Town has been named the "World's Leading Festival and Events Destination" at the 2018 World Travel Awards.

The international awards took place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal, over the weekend.

Read also: South Africa scoops “Global Destination of the Year” award

The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) says the award is an affirmation of the Mother City's world-class status.

SAACI CEO Rudi Vyver says such recognition is key to boosting Cape Town's profile among international visitors.

It's a very important award for us.

Rudi Vyver, CEO of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry

It affirms what we know about Cape Town as a world-class and world-leading destination.

Rudi Vyver, CEO of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry

It reaffirms our position within the international market.

Rudi Vyver, CEO of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry

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