Cape Town has dropped to the 20th position in the TripAdvisor 2016 Travelers’ Choice Top 25 World Destinations list, from 10th last year, despite the extremely favourable exchange rate offered to tourists by our city. No explanation for the massive ranking drop is provided. and may be due to the stringent Visa Regulations!
The TripAdvisor 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards World Destinations list has just been published:
- London, described as the home of art, fashion, food, and British beer.
- Siem Reap in Cambodia
- New York City
- Ubud in Indonesia
- St Petersburg
- Buenos Aires
- Hong Kong
- Playa del Carmen in Mexico
- Cape Town
- Cusco in Peru
- Kathmandu in Nepal
TripAdvisor writes about Cape Town ‘Central‘, yet refers mainly to the South Peninsula, as does its photograph used!: ‘Cape Town glistens at the southern toe of the African continent. Tourist brochure-views at Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are within easy driving distance of “The Mother City.” The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve provides sweeping sea vistas, hiking trails and wildlife encounters. On a more somber note, travelers can visit Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years’.
Travelers’ Choice Destinations 2016 Top 25, TripAdvisor. www.tripadvisor.com
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