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Swellendam is SA’s most eco-friendly destination

Swellendam in the Western Cape has been selected as the Eco-Friendly Destination of the Year by the Luxury Travel Guide publication in the Africa and Middle East Awards 2017 category. 


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MEC of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, congratulated the town saying that “this is an excellent achievement for Swellendam and for tourism in the Western Cape.”

He added that tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors and it has the potential to add up to an additional 100 000 jobs to the economy, with the right amount of dedication. He commended Swellendam Tourism and the municipality for the work they are doing in growing tourism.

In correspondence with Swellendam Tourism, Luxury Travel Guide states that the awards "represent the pinnacle of travel and tourism achievement, championing the best in their respective fields".

"All winners of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by our in-house professionals.

"This ensures only the most deserving firms and individuals walk away with one of these prestigious accolades and gain a place in our awards winners' guide, which will be distributed to more than 500 000 professional and affluent people worldwide."


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