Lilizela awards to celebrate tourism ambassadors

2017-09-21 06:00
  • THE Eastern Cape MEC for the Department of Economic Day.

The Lilizela Provincial Tourism Awards are a national government initiative aimed at promoting tourism transformation, service excellence, entrepreneurship, thriving and sustainable tourism.

The awards act as a voice of the people, as the public are given a chance to share their experiences of province’s tourism offerings and establishments - by voting for what they appreciate and want to see grow. This way the tourism sector is kept competitive and continues to provide responsive services and experiences that develop the sector within and beyond.

The awards also profile milestones of the tourism sector, while tabling its challenges for collective address and resolutions. Since their inception five years ago, the awards have grown from 75 entries in 2013 to 542 in 2017.

Eastern Cape participants have been leading as the most active province nationally displaying a huge commitment by businesses towards responsible tourism that positively impacts the country’s economic growth.

According to ECPTA’s CEO, Vuyani Dayimani, fina-lists and winners do not only set the standard for global excellence, but demonstrate why South Africa and its provinces, including the Eastern Cape continue to be one of the most frequently visited destinations by tourists from all over the world.

Local entrants

Accommodation Awards

, Backpacking and Hosteling

, Tsitsikamma Backpakers

, Loerie Ruskamp

Bed and Breakfast

, Storms River Guest Lodge

Caravan and Camping

, Komdomo Campsite

Guest House

, The Sands @ St Francis

, Dio Dell’Amore Guest House

Lodge

, Oyster Bay Lodge

Self-catering Exclusive

, Seashells Luxury Accommodation

, APPLE@JBAY

Self-catering Shared Vacation

, Beach Break

, Village Break Cape St Francis

, Cape St Francis Resort - Club Break

Tour Operators

, Stormsriver Adventures

Visitors Experience Awards

Action and Adventure

, Bloukrans Bungy - Face Adrenalin

, Tsitsikamma Segway Tours

, Tsitsikamma Adventure Land

, Untouched Adventures

, Stormsriver Adventures

Beach Experience

, Chokka Trail

Scenic Beauty

, Stormsriver Adventures (Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour)

, Stormsriver Adventures (Tsitsikamma Woodcutters)

, Oudebosch Protea Farm Tours

, Baviaans World Heritage Site

Wildlife Encounters

, Baviaanskloof

Universal Accessibility

Experience Visual

, Stormsriver Adventures (Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours)

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