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The Durban ICC has yet again clinched the World Travel Awards coveted Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre accolade for 2012.

A delighted Julie-May Ellingson, Chief Executive Officer of the Durban ICC, commented; We are honoured that the Durban ICC secured the most votes from its stakeholder community in this category and we are deeply grateful to all of those who took the time to vote. Winning this award eleven times in twelve years is a clear endorsement of Durban ICCs world-class facilities and service excellence. The survey is global in scale and benchmarks the Durban ICC amongst all the leading convention centres across Africa, including the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The award recognises the tireless work of our team and the appreciation of our clients and stakeholders.

The World Travel Awards are the most prestigious and highly coveted awards in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry. The primary objective of the World Travel Awards is to encourage, stimulate and recognise business excellence within the international travel and tourism industry. Securing this award brings acknowledgement and respect from the global meetings and conference industry and more importantly from our clients. continued Ms Ellingson.

Since 1993, the Oscars of the travel industry have stood unrivalled in impartially recognising and rewarding those who set the standards across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry. This award is an opportunity for Africa to demonstrate supreme excellence at the highest level, concludes Graham E Cooke, President and Founder of the World Travel Awards.