New7Wonders – Durban is a Finalist!!

It’s great news for Durban once again! Durban has once again made the cut for the next round of the New 7 Wonders Cities campaign, being counted among the top 14 finalists. Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, said in a press release that the short-list is as inspiring as it is enlightening. The announcement will […]

The Golden Mile - Pic by Tsogo Sun
The Golden Mile – Pic by Tsogo Sun

It’s great news for Durban once again!

Durban has once again made the cut for the next round of the New 7 Wonders Cities campaign, being counted among the top 14 finalists.

Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, said in a press release that the short-list is as inspiring as it is enlightening. The announcement will position Durban as a leading tourist destination.

Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, revealing the 14 qualifying cities in Munich, the technology hub of New7Wonders. The 7 Official New7Wonders Cities will be declared on 7 December.
Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, revealing the 14 qualifying cities in Munich, the technology hub of New7Wonders. The 7 Official New7Wonders Cities will be declared on 7 December.

The 14 Finalists in alphabetical order are:

Barcelona
Beirut
Chicago
Doha
Durban
Havana
Kuala Lumpur
La Paz
London
Mexico City
Perth
Quito
Reykjavik
Vigan

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Speaking from the worldwide technology and data hub of New7Wonders in Munich, Germany, Weber said, “This is a memorable day for all involved in the 14 successful city campaigns.”

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Voting in the final round will now continue across a range of platforms: new7wonders.com, dedicated iPhone and Android apps, international telephone voting lines and, where available, via national SMS.

The 7 Official New7Wonders Cities will be declared on 7 December 2014. Please help us win by voting for Durban on the www.new7wonders.com website.

The Selection Process
The Selection Process

 

Eamonn Fitzgerald, Head of Communication, thanked the cities that had participated in the previous stages of the campaign and praised their commitment to the New7Wonders ideal of global involvement in democratic decision making.

New7Wonders Cities is the third global vote organized by New7Wonders and follows the successful New7Wonders of the World and New7Wonders of Nature campaigns. “New7Wonders Cities will be a forum for discussing everything from urban planning to metropolitan governance, from tourism to architecture,” said Bernard Weber, launching the campaign in 2012.

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“The shortlist will now help voters to focus their understanding of a key trend shaping our world today: urbanization,” Eamonn Fitzgerald, Head of Communication  said. “Whether it is innovation or income inequality, or migration or mass transport, some of the most provocative questions of our time are being debated in the context of a changing world in which the majority of humanity lives in cities.” Durban has so much to offer both tourists and those living in our beautiful city. This Accolade will highlight our city on the global map.