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Entries Open For Wine & Food Tourism Awards

Wine & Food Tourism Awards

Cape Town, 17 June 2020 – Entries are now open for the Wine & Food Tourism Awards, a prestigious accolade established to inspire and promote local wine, food and hospitality in a variety of categories. Entries can be submitted until ...

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WWF-SA Backs New Sustainability Award In Wine And Food Tourism

Delaire Graff Estate breakfast on the deck

Cape Town, 10 March 2020 – For tourism in South Africa to raise its contribution to GDP, expand economic opportunity and accelerate inclusive growth, it has to tackle the issue of sustainability head-on, says Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual ...

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Airline Accolades at Cellars In The Sky Awards

Johannesburg, 25 February 2020 – Emirates’ stellar wine programme was recognized at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards held in London yesterday. The airline picked up multiple awards including 2 Gold awards, 2 Silver awards and a Bronze ...

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Sustainable Tourism at WTM Africa

Aerial view of Cape Town and Table Mountain

Cape Town. 18 February 2020 – WTM Africa 2020 is tackling sustainable tourism at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognising game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry. Update: 13 ...

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WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards Entry Deadline

WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards logo

CAPE TOWN, 22 January 2020 – While the deadline for entries for the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards is set for 31 January, there’s still time to nominate individuals and businesses who are doing sterling work in sharing ...

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2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards National Winners

2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards winner River House Manor receiving their award

JOHANNESBURG, 10 November 2019 – The national winners of the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards received their trophies at a glittering function held at the Sun Arena in Pretoria last night. The event is held annually to honour excellence in South ...

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2019 Youth Travel Awards Winners Announced

Global Youth Travel Awards 2019 Logo

The World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE) has announced the 2019 Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) winners. On the final evening of 11 October, delegates attending the close of the World Youth and Student Travel Conference in Lisbon dressed to ...

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SAASA Wins Skål Sustainable Tourism Award

Maria Teresa Diaz, Lara Mostert, Lavonne Wittman, and Andrew Rogers.

South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), owners of Monkeyland in The Crags, Plettenberg Bay and sister sanctuary MonkeylandKZN in Ballito is the winner of the Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category Major Tourist Attractions.  In April this ...

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Chefs Shine at Hotel Oscars in Cape Town

2019 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge

The Southern Sun Cape Sun was the glittering venue for the ‘Hotel Oscars’, the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge, on Saturday 3rd August 2019 when South Africas’ top chefs, bakers, wine stewards and concierges were honoured with the industry’s top accolades. ...

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2019 Wine & Food Tourism Awards Deadline Extended

Wine tasting

The deadline for nominations to enter the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards has been extended to 30 June – see entry links at the end of this post. The annual Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, currently in its ...

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Tourism Tattler Wins Best Digital Travel Trade Platform 2019 Award

MEA Markets 2019 Awards

We are proud to announce that TourismTattler.com has been awarded: ‘Best Digital Travel Trade Platform’ by MEA Markets 2019. “Following on from your recent nomination acceptance – and our dedicated research stage – the judging panel have now made their ...

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Durban To Host Africa Tourism Leadership Forum And Awards

2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

DURBAN, 23 April 2019 – This year’s edition of the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) and Awards will be hosted by Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau in Durban, under the auspices of the Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 29 ...

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Rhino Conservation Awards Call for Entries

African Rhino

Nominations for the 8th annual Rhino Conservation Awards have officially opened and are invited from the five rhino range states of Africa. The 2019 Award Nomination Categories are: Best Field RangerBest Conservation PractitionerBest Political, Investigative and Judicial supportBest Rhino Conservation ...

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2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists

African Responsible Tourism Awards

Cape Town, 02 April 2019 – Better Tourism Africa has announced the finalists for the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Wesgro). A sports event attracting 20 000 participants, an operator specializing in treks up Kilimanjaro and a safari ...

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Thula Thula Wins Prestigious Award

Francoise Malby-Anthony with staff of Thula Thula Game Reserve

Thula Thula Private Game Reserves’ Francoise Malby-Anthony has been awarded the prestigious “French Abroad Award” for her dedication to conservation and her relentless efforts in the running of Thula Thula as well as the reserves’ conservation and expansion projects. The Prix ...

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Call For Entries: 2019 Eco-Logic Awards

Eco-logic Awards trophies

Entries for the 8th annual Eco-Logic Awards are now open. Presented by The Enviropaedia, South Africa’s online environmental encyclopaedia, green directory and repository of sustainability thought leadership, the awards event will be held on 5 June 2019, which is World ...

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Airline Tops 2018 Business Traveller Awards

Superior product and service offerings steer the airline to multiple awards and the biggest winner status JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – 17 January 2019 – Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, celebrated a hat trick win at the 2018 Business Traveller Africa ...

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UNWTO Awards Finalists Announced

UNWTO award trophies

Madrid, Spain, 21 December 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the finalists to win the 15th UNWTO Awards, which recognize inspirational projects that have made an invaluable contribution to advance sustainable tourism. The nominees are praised for ...

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Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018 National Winners

JOHANNESBURG, Saturday, 17 November 2018 – The Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom revealed the 2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards national winners at a glittering function convened at the Sandton Convention Centre this evening. The sixth edition of the National Lilizela Tourism Awards ...

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Stage Set for National Lilizela Tourism Awards

Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018

JOHANNESBURG, 17 November 2018 – The much anticipated National Lilizela Tourism Awards ceremony kicks off tonight at the Sandton Convention Centre from 4 pm. The sixth edition of the national Lilizela Tourism Awards ceremony will be hosted by renowned media personalities, ...

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Toyota Tops 2018 MOTY Awards

SAVRALA 2018 MOTY Awards

Toyota South Africa Motors (Tdominated the SAVRALA 2018 Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) Awards and even clinched the Leasing Category to become the overall winner by some margin.

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Stormsriver Adventures Wins Sustainable Tourism Awards

MOMBASA, Kenya, 18 October 2018 – Stormsriver Adventures has been awarded two Sustainable Tourism accolades presented during the Opening Ceremony of the 79th Skål World Congress in Mombasa today. The awards were attained in the 2018 Skål International ‘Tour Operators and Travel ...

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Flow Communications Bags Six 2018 Awards

Flow Communications garnered six accolades last night at the annual New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards – two gold, three silver and one bronze – are a fantastic achievement, which brings the agency’s total to 36 since 2014. This year, ...

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Emirates Wins Gold at Global Awards

JOHANNESBURG, 12 September 2018 – Emirates airline’s fully-enclosed First Class Private Suites, launched in November last year on its Boeing 777 aircraft, has been awarded gold by Future Travel Experience (FTE) in the “Up in the Air” category. The FTE Global ...

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Mango Awarded Best Low-Cost African Airline

SOUTH AFRICA, 19 July 2018 – Mango Airlines has been presented with the most sought-after award in the aviation industry. The Skytrax World Airline Awards – often referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry” – has announced that Mango ...

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Mpumalanga Tourist Guide Receives SAB Foundation Award

Kanyamazane resident, Netto Maluka, was one of seven small business owners recognised at the prestigious SAB Foundation Tholoana Awards in Johannesburg on 5 June. Maluka, who owns Mbombela Experience, a Nelspruit based travel and transport company, received the Superstar Award for ...

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#LilizelaAwards17 Provincial Finalists Unveiled

The exciting moment of truth is nearing for the 500 provincial finalists in the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards, as the South African travel industry gathers to honour its brightest, finest and most admired tourism businesses. South African Tourism announced ...

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Peninsula All-Suite Hotel Wins THINC Africa Award

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel was celebrated for their excellence with a Special Recognition General Manager of the Year Award, presented to Chris Godenir during the Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) which took place on the 30th to the ...

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Mhondoro Game Lodge Scoops Winelist Award

Mhondoro Game Lodge is one of only a select few South African game lodges to have received the coveted 2017 Diners Club Platinum Winelist Award. The luxurious 5-star safari lodge is located in Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo ...

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Fancourt Wins Spa Award

Fancourt has been recognised over the years for luxurious hospitality by some of the most reputable industry groups and respected publications in the world.  This is further proven by the recent win at Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards in Johannesburg, ...

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Restaurant Mosaic Scores Award Hat-Trick

Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient has scored a hat-trick of top international awards, reinforcing its position as one of the finest restaurants in Africa. Chef Chantel Dartnall was this month named 2017 Chef of the Year for Africa and the ...

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GrandWest Bursary Students Graduate

Twenty-nine students who received bursaries from GrandWest’s CSI Bursary Fund to pursue tertiary studies in maths, science, and technology have successfully graduated. They are among some 1 323 young Western Cape students who have been assisted by the GrandWest CSI ...

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Nederburg Ranks in World’s Most Admired Wine Brands

Nederburg is the sole South African winery featured in the esteemed Drinks International ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ top 50 list this year, in 36th position.  Last year was the first time the Paarl winery was included in this prestigious ...

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Uganda Awarded 5th Best Africa Exhibitor at ITB 2017

Uganda has been awarded the 5th Best Exhibitor Award, Africa category, at the just concluded ITB Berlin travel expo in Berlin Germany. The expo ran from 8-12th March with 28 Ugandan organizations participating. The winners received the coveted awards during ...

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MEC Calls On KZN Tourism Sector To Enter #LilizelaAwards17

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala has made a clarion call to all tourism players in KwaZulu-Natal to take part in this year’s prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards. Entries for this year’s instalment of the ...

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Awards for top Arts Academy achievers in Diepsloot

Sixty-five learners, 13 teachers and their families and support systems gathered in Diepsloot this week for the awards and recognition event of the Tsogo Sun Arts Academy for the participating Diepsloot schools – Muzomuhle Primary School and Diepsloot Combined Secondary ...

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Call for Nominations at SETE 2016

The Sports & Events Tourism Awards is aimed at recognizing events that contribute to tourism growth, destination marketing, sports & event legacies and local economic development in South Africa. Event owners, host cities & sponsors can nominate events by submitting ...

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Forever Resorts Awards GM’s

Forever Resorts, Lodges, Hotels and Retreats celebrated their dedicated Forever Team at the Annual Forever Resorts General Manager’s Awards 2015 at a function held on Friday 11 March 2016. Once a year they pledge an evening to honour their hard-working ...

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Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange Acknowledges Awards

“The 2015 Tourism Eminent Achiever Award in Africa is a sign of appreciation for one’s work”, said Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. Minister Alain St.Ange added another prestigious accolade to his already impressive collection, ...

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South Coast Swings Major Awards

South Coast Tourism and its members are doing something right – in March alone, members and the tourism body itself were recognized on two different platforms for levels of excellence and in the past six months, no less than 14 ...

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Nominate Your Champions of the Earth 2014

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) are encouraging the travel trade to submit nominations for the 2014 Champions of the Earth, the United Nations’ highest environment award that honours outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of environment, Green Economy ...

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Makuleke Contractual Park wins Community Conservation Award

Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce that the Makuleke Contractual Park (MCP) has won the Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Award for Community Conservation. Title to the incredibly wild and biodiverse MCP (24 000-hectares in the extreme northern Kruger ...

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