Sports & Events Tourism Awards Winners

The evening of the 26th October 2016 saw the inaugural Sports & Events Tourism Awards take place in the City of Tshwane – an initiative launched alongside the annual SETE 2016 conference. By Paul W. Reynell.

Entries were submitted by host cities, event owners and sponsors and submissions included impact assessment reports.

An evaluation panel made up of event tourism experts and national government institutions adjudicated each submission and a shortlist of the nominees were invited to the Awards Dinner.

The winners in the various categories are:

Best Emerging Township Event Contributing to Local Economic Development
WINNER: Kasi Career Expo

Best Event Leaving a Development Legacy
WINNER: Dance Umbrella – Dance Forum
RUNNER UP: Momentum Ekasi Challenge

Best Domestic Event Contributing to Tourism Growth
WINNER: Arnold Classic Africa
RUNNER UP: Karoo Food Festival

Best Event Improving the Brand Profile of the Destination
WINNER: Red Bull X-Fighters

Best International Event that Contributes to Tourism Growth
WINNER: Cape Town Cycle Tour

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About the Author: Paul W. Reynell is a Client Service Director at Paddington Station PR who handle public relations for the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange conference on behalf of Thebe Reed Exhibitions.

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Winner of the Best International Event That Contributes to Tourism Growth: Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Winner of the Best Event Leaving a Development Legacy: Dance Umbrella.
Winner of the Best Event Leaving a Development Legacy: Dance Umbrella.

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