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Travel search platform,, has announced the launch of the inaugural Cheapflights South Africa Travel Awards, a new awards programme that celebrates the work and successes of the South African travel industry. The awards will recognise everything from the best local airports and airlines, to the best safari and wine farm offerings, and everything in between.


Cheapflights is now calling on South Africans to cast their votes for their favourite brands and businesses within the travel industry. Voters stand a chance to win a trip for two to Mauritius, and can cast their votes at


Voting closes on 1 November 2016, with the best in each category being recognised at an awards ceremony in Cape Town at the end of November.

“The South African travel industry is a vibrant and exciting one,” explains Andrew Shelton, Managing Director of Cheapflights. “Not only is the country a must-visit for inbound international travel, but it also has a busy and constantly evolving domestic travel scene as well. The facilities and attractions are world-class, and we want to recognise and celebrate the businesses and organisations that are doing such amazing work.”

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In order to shortlist the best finalists for the awards, Cheapflights partnered with the South African Travel Massive blogger community, which nominated the best offerings in each category.

The voting categories include Best Airport, Best Airline Lounge, Best African Airline, Best Domestic Airline, Best International Airline, Best South African Car Hire Provider, Best Attraction or Experience, Best Hotel Chain, Best Independent City/Boutique Hotel, Best Safari Lodge or Experience and Best Wine Farm Experience.

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Further information about the Cheapflights South Africa Travel Awards can be found at


Founded in 1996, Cheapflights is a leading global flight comparison and deals publishing platform dedicated to taking the complexity out of finding the best value flights through the application of innovative, intuitive technologies: Smart search. Made simple. It is now a market leader in the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand generating over £2 billion in global downstream revenue for its partners as it expands in to numerous other territories. Over 120 million users visit its websites and apps each year, receiving more than two billion search results a month from across 900,000 routes. The 10 million strong opt-in subscribers to the Cheapflights newsletter received over 1.25 billion targeted emails during 2015, offering the best deals from over 120 travel businesses – for whom it has driven more than £40 million in revenue this year. Together, the Cheapflights platforms generate enough bookings for its partners to fill a Boeing 747 every five minutes. In 2011, Cheapflights became part of the privately-owned online travel search and inspiration network, Momondo Group. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.