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March 25, 2009

Cape Town crowned “Best Tourism Investor City”

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Cape Town Tourism is the proud recipient of the Best Tourism Investor City of the Year award, in the Africa Investor (AI) Tourism Investor Awards 2009.

The awards were organised in partnership with the Government of Mozambique, and the awards event was held in Maputo on February 27, 2009.

Tourism Investor is published by Africa Investor, an investment strategy and research group. According to AI, the publication is “Africa’s leading magazine for international tourism and hospitality investors”, with a circulation of over 20 000, and a readership of roughly 160 000 per copy.

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The awards recognise individuals, organisations, businesses and governments that have contributed to growing sustainable investment in the tourism sector within Africa. Categories include Best Business Resort, Best Business Airline, Best Sustainable Tourism Initiative, and Hotel Investment of the Year.

Winners were selected by a panel of judges, including Geoffrey Lipman, the special advisor to the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation.

Cape Town came out on top from a short list that included Port Louis (Mauritius), Nairobi (Kenya), Sharm Al Sheikh (Egypt), Calabar (Nigeria) and Gaborone (Botswana).

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