Competition

WIN R1,000 | Can you crack the 2020 Sunday Times Travel quiz?

How well were you paying attention this year as we brought you travel news from around the globe? Answer these questions correctly and you could win a cash prize

20 December 2020 - 00:02 By Elizabeth Sleith
This image by Kai Hornung was named the best photo at the 2020 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
This image by Kai Hornung was named the best photo at the 2020 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
Image: Kai Hornung/The International Landscape Photographer of the Year

1. What is the name of South Africa's newest airline, as voted for by members of the public?

A. Mzansi Airlines

B. Lift Airlines

C. Airlink Airlines

2. German photographer Kai Hornung won best photo in this year's International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition with the image pictured. In what country was his winning shot taken?

A. Iceland

B. Finland

C. Ireland

 

 

 

3. Which city recently tied in first place with two others — Paris and Hong Kong — for
the title of "World's Most Expensive" according to the Economist Intelligence Unit?

A. Zurich, Switzerland

B. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

C. New York, US

4. In October, the international city guide Time Out released its annual list of the world's 40 coolest neighbourhoods. Which Jozi suburb made it, coming in at number 33?

A. Rosebank

B. Parkhurst

C. Melville

5. In February, the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge — soon to become a global phenomenon — kicked off when a troupe of dancers filmed themselves showing off their moves in a backyard in which African city?

A. Luanda

B. Maputo

C. Maun

6. In July, which hotel was ranked tops on the US-based Travel + Leisure magazine's list of World's Best 100 Hotels?

A. Capella Ubud, Bali

B. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Mexico

C. The Oyster Box, SA

7. This initiative, launched in March, invited hotels to offer free stays to health-care workers, making 15,000 rooms available at over 1,000 properties across SA. What was the initiative called?

A. Frontline Frontiers

B. Hope for Health

C. Ubuntu Beds

8. Built in 1975 to a height of 173m, how many storeys does Joburg's iconic Ponte City have?

A. 54

B. 50

C. 49

The Table Mountain Cableway celebrated a big birthday this year.
The Table Mountain Cableway celebrated a big birthday this year.
Image: Esa Alexander

9. The Table Mountain Cableway celebrated a special anniversary in October. How old is it?

A. 90 years

B. 100 years

C. 50 years

10. Under what level of lockdown were domestic airlines allowed to start operating again?

A. Level 2

B. Level 3

C. Level 4

11. This famous attraction in Istanbul had been a museum since 1934 but made headlines in July when President Tayyip Erdogan turned it back into a working mosque. What is its name?

A. The Blue Mosque

B. Hagia Sophia

C. Topkapi

Botswana is home to almost a third of the continent's elephants.
Botswana is home to almost a third of the continent's elephants.
Image: Arena Group Archive

12. Scientists were baffled this year when more than 350 elephants died in Botswana between May and July. What did the cause of death turn out to be?

A. Toxic bacteria in their drinking water

B. Poaching

C. Anthrax

13. Which of the following was named the world's leading boutique hotel at the grand finals of the World Travel Awards last month?

A. The Twelve Apostles, Cape Town

B. The Silo Hotel, Cape Town

C. The Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg

14. SA is home to the oldest meteor scar in the world (the Vredefort Dome) and the highest commercial bungee jump (Bloukrans Bridge). Which other distinction can it claim?

A. The longest wine route in the world

B. The greatest concentration of elephants in the wild

C. The largest national park in Africa

15. In June, the world's first "post-Covid" cruise set sail from Bergen, Norway. What was the cruise line?

A. Norwegian Cruise Line

B. Hurtigruten

C. MSC

HOW TO ENTER

To stand a chance of winning R1,000, e-mail your answers to the 15 questions to   travelquiz@sundaytimes.co.za before noon on January 12 2021.   

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The competition is open to South African residents only.
  • Only one entry per person is permissible.
  • The competition closes on January 12 2021 at noon.
  • The winner will be chosen via a random draw from all eligible entries received.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail. Their name will be published along with the answers in the Travel section of the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine on January 17 2021.

• The winner of last week's Where in the World competition is Wellington Luthuli. The correct answer was Kairakuen Garden. This competition will return on January 17 2021.