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Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards

This year's 25th World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony takes place at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Saturday, 6 October 2018. Members of the public have until 19 August 2018 to cast their votes.
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Three South African ports, operated by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), have been nominated for the Africa & Indian Ocean segment in the category of Africa's Leading Cruise Port 2018. The Port of Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth will be up against Kenya's Port of Mombasa and Tanzania's Ports of Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar.

TNPA chief executive, Shulami Qalinge said: "To have been nominated for the annual World Travel Awards is a huge honour for TNPA. It means that the work we have put into positioning Durban and Cape Town as stimulus cruise home ports is being recognised, while the Port of Port Elizabeth is also taking its rightful place on the map for luxury world cruise tourism."

Annual escalations in the number of visitors and liners have afforded the country at large, positive socio-economic spin-offs such as tourism development, job creation, skills development and supplier development.

The awards categories consist of the following:

• Air Connectivity
• Car Rental
• Cruise Line
• Destinations
• Hotels and Resorts
• Meeting and Conventions
• Rail Travel
• Safari
• Travel Agencies and Tour Operators
• Villas

View all World Travel Africa nominees and vote for them here..

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