Kwazulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has congratulated Durban and Inkosi Albert Luthuli Worldwide Conference Centre (ICC) for scooping main awards on the World Journey Awards held in Dubai.
The ICC walked away with Africa’s Main Conferences and Convention Centre and Africa’s Main Competition and Occasion Vacation spot Awards, beating the likes of Accra (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria), Marrakech (Morocco), Nairobi (Kenya), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Kigali (Rwanda), Cape City and Johannesburg in each awards.
The glittering thirtieth World Journey Awards, held on Sunday, marked seven years on the trot since Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, has been profitable this award back-to-back from 2017.
The World Journey Awards are thought to be probably the most prestigious occasion within the world journey calendar, attended by the trade’s key decision-makers, influencers and media. They serve to acknowledge, reward and have fun excellence throughout all sectors of the worldwide journey and tourism trade.
Dube-Ncube mentioned the awards are an amazing vote of confidence by the worldwide journey and tourism sector in KZN province, the Metropolis of Durban, and the Durban Worldwide Conference Centre facility.
“We respect this honour however importantly worth the sterling and untiring work put in by our entity, KwaZulu-Natal Conference Bureau for repeatedly attracting enterprise occasions to our province. Such achievements should not a given nor come to us at no cost, we have now to work laborious to attain them” Dube-Ncube mentioned.
The Premier additionally famous with pleasure that within the 23-year historical past of Africa’s Main Conferences and Convention Centre Award class, the Durban ICC has received this title for the 18th time.
“This vote of confidence by the World Journey Awards organisation within the Durban ICC is as daring and vital because the institution of the Durban Worldwide Conference Centre itself. Through the childhood of our democracy town’s fathers took a daring and futuristic view of creating the Conference Centre one of many single largest investments sooner or later development and improvement of town.
“Immediately we’re reaping the rewards of such selections. Naming it after Africa’s first Nobel Laureate, Inkosi Albert Luthuli is indicative of the worldwide stature of this facility. Internet hosting these awards in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC will likely be a befitting tribute to the imaginative and prescient of our forebears,” the Premier mentioned.