South Africa is still celebrating a spectacular Men’s Rugby World Cup Win, and your vote can help keep those celebrations running for much longer. Table Mountain needs your support in this year’s World Travel Awards, and with your vote, we can keep on winning.
“The international travel and hospitality sector annually recognises its best of the best, in what is considered our version of the Oscars. Votes are cast in several categories that honour the hard work and dedication in this industry,” explains Wahida Parker, Managing Director of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC).
The mountain and the Cableway are contesting in two of the World Travel Awards categories this time around. This is the second stage of the annual competition, where global winners are announced following the regional contests that took part earlier in the year.
Table Mountain and the Cableway will be contesting two of the categories, explains Parker.
“TMACC has been nominated in the World’s Leading Cable Car Ride category, an award they have been nominated for before but never won yet. The list of nominees includes defending champion the Cable Car at Sun World Ba Na Hills from Vietnam.
“The mountain is meanwhile nominated in the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction, in a category that also includes the defending titleholder Machu Pichu from Peru. This is the fifth consecutive nomination for Table Mountain in this category and would be it first win. Table Mountain and the Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania are the only African nominees in this category.”
Table Mountain has won the Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction no less than four times before.
Public voting closes on 17 November 2023. Votes cast by members of the tourism industry carry double the weighting of public votes.
The World Travel Awards is more than just a trophy and an accolade, Parker adds.
“We consider this a powerful benchmarking and marketing tool. Winning in this competition shows that your focus on being an excellent tourism operator with a true commitment to service delivery is paying off. Voting for the awards is done by travellers and tourism professionals who predominantly focus on excellence in customer service and the attractions’ overall experience.
“Being shortlisted in the final meant we were given the vote of confidence by not just our peers, but also our customers. This is a huge honour for us, and we hope your vote can help us bring these Awards home to South Africa,” Parkers says.
To vote, go to worldtravelawards.com/vote and cast your vote before closing day.