On October 25, 2011 the Telegraph Travel Awards named Cape Town a runner up in their Favourite Cities Worldwide category. La Residence in Franschhoek featured as runner up in the Favourite Hotels Worldwide category.
In August 2011 voting polls opened and 23 000 Telegraph readers were surveyed on their favourite travel places, experiences and tourism and hospitality service providers.
The Telegraph Travel Awards 2011 honour top destinations and companies in categories from Favourite Country Worldwide to Favourite Tour Operator Worldwide and Favourite Travel Website.
This year’s Favourite City Worldwide honour went to New York in the USA whilst Cape Town, South Africa and Venice, Italy were runners up. Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy was voted Favourite Hotel Worldwide and runners up were La Residence in Franschhoek, South Africa and Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah in Muscat, Oman. Favourite Travel Website went to TripAdvisor, the world’s best known customer-driven travel advisory site, and the USA was voted Favourite Country Worldwide with runners up New Zealand and Australia.
CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold says; “In addition to the announcement of Cape Town as World Design Capital 2014 yesterday we received news of another accolade for Cape Town – that of runner up in the Telegraph Travel Awards 2011 Favourite City Worldwide category. Accolades such as these affirm the allure of challenger brands like Cape Town, competing against established destinations, further strengthen our brand as a city of inspiration and affirm our vision of establishing Cape Town as one of the world’s greatest cities to visit, live, work, study and invest in.”