Grow your Busi­ness: En­ter the 2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards

“The Lilizela Tourism Awards give us the op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate trail­blaz­ers as well as ser­vice ex­cel­lence in the South African tourism in­dus­try.” Sisa Nt­shona, CEO South African Tourism.

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En­tries for the es­teemed Lilizela Tourism Awards for ac­com­mo­da­tion es­tab­lish­ments and tourism-re­lated prod­ucts and ser­vices opened on 1 March 2018. The an­nual awards recog­nise and re­ward tourism play­ers and busi­nesses who work with tire­less pride to de­liver world-class prod­ucts and ser­vices, grow­ing South Africa’s global com­pet­i­tive­ness as a des­ti­na­tion in the process.

The Lilizela Tourism Awards have been hon­our­ing the “best of the best” prod­ucts, ex­pe­ri­ences and peo­ple in the South African tourism sec­tor since 2012. An ini­tia­tive of the Na­tional Depart­ment of Tourism and spear­headed by South African Tourism, the an­nual awards cer­e­mony is al­ways a star-stud­ded and cel­e­bra­tory af­fair.

“We are proud that through the Lilizela Tourism Awards, we have in­creased aware­ness of the im­por­tant role that tourism plays in spurring on eco­nomic growth in the re­gion. The pres­tige that is as­so­ci­ated with this awards ini­tia­tive is ev­i­dence that South African Tourism’s on­go­ing drive to pro­mote ser­vice ex­cel­lence and prod­uct grad­ing through the Tourism Grad­ing Coun­cil of South Africa (TGCSA) is yield­ing pos­i­tive re­sults for the tourism in­dus­try,” said South African Tourism’s Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Sisa Nt­shona.

In 2017, the awards at­tracted a record num­ber of 1 649 en­tries, up by about 40% from 2016’s fig­ure. Tourism busi­nesses across the nine prov­inces are en­cour­aged to en­ter. Ac­com­mo­da­tion es­tab­lish­ments are re­quired to be graded with the TGCSA to en­ter and those yet to be graded are en­cour­aged to do so on the web­site.

The TGCSA is the only recog­nised and glob­ally bench­marked qual­ity as­sur­ance body for tourism prod­ucts in South Africa.

En­try to the Lilizela Tourism Awards is free and tourism busi­nesses of all sizes are en­cour­aged to en­ter in a bid to help de­velop, grow and trans­form the in­dus­try. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit En­tries close on 31 May 2018.

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