Joburg celebrates improved global ranking
by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – JOHANNESBURG is celebrating its improved rating in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Rankings.
The City of Gold has been ranked 101st for 2014, up from 136th while in Africa ranked second from fourth in 2013.
“We’re thrilled to learn about the improved ICCA rankings for our City as this is yet another demonstration that Joburg is a City at work.
“This comes hot on the heels of many accolades including being MasterCard’s most visited City on the African continent in 2014,” says Executive Mayor, Parks Tau.
He said events played an important role in bringing tourists into the city at the same time contributing to the building of its brand internationally and changing negative perceptions about the city.
ICCA announces its rankings annually, based on the number of rotating international association meetings hosted in a particular destination.
ICCA is said to be now is one of the most prominent organisations in the world of international meetings and the only association that comprises a membership representing the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events.
Its network of almost 1 000 members spans the globe, with members in over 90 countries worldwide.
“Joburg’s continued improvement in its ICCA rankings is thanks to a collaborative effort with our industry partners, peers and stakeholders and confirms the City’s status as a world class events business events destination,” says Tau.
– CAJ News
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