Durban joins select rank as the new 7 Wonder City of the World
Durban, December 11, 2014 (STAT):-The City of Durban is now an Official New 7 Wonder City of the World, together with other leading cities like Beirut, Doha, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz and Vigan.
The Mayor, Cllr James Nxumalo expressed that this achievement is a great honour for the City of Durban. To be positioned amongst other leading global cities of the world like Kuala Lumpur and Havana, proudly shows the commitment and competitive edge of our city as a leading tourism, events and business destination.
Phillip Sithole, Head of Durban Tourism eagerly stated that this prestigious award is a true reflection that the City of Durban is fast becoming a global destination and the increased international marketing efforts have greatly contributed towards this success. Durban Tourism has been promoting the Voting Process since February this year, during the various elimination rounds and we would like to thank all the voters that had the confidence to vote for Durban. A Wonder City is aimed largely at Cities with rapid urbanisation, diversity, innovation in responding to city development and aspirations of a global urban civilisation.
Andrew Layman, CEO of The Durban Chamber of Commerce, expressed that this is wonderful news for Durban. I'm sure the city must have had voting support from people all over the world who had visited, and enjoyed, the city. The enhancement of the international image of Durban is a Durban Tourism strategy which the Chamber supports one hundred percent.
Jean-Paul de la Fuente, Director of New7Wonders stated, "We welcome Durban into the world's voted and chosen New7Wonders Cities. As the sole representative from the African continent, Durban now joins a unique group of cities from across the globe. Congratulations and well done to all the supporters and fans of Durban worldwide!"