Celebrating service excellence in the South African travel and tourism sector, provincial winners of the 7th edition of the Annual Lilizela Tourism Awards were announced at a gala event in Mpumalanga.
Recognising local travel and tourism service providers that are committed to growing South Africa's tourism sector by presenting their region as a destination of choice, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency were thrilled to announce all the provincial winners of the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards. Treating provincial representatives to an evening of celebration and accreditation for their contribution in fortifying South Africa as a travel destination of choice, through recognising and rewarding the highest levels of excellence in the tourism value chain, all the finalists from various provinces around the country were acknowledged for their ongoing service excellence and quality assurance in the tourism industry.
Of the 77 entries to come out of Mpumalanga, 28 of these entrants have been recognised with certificates of excellence, while 16 entrants will proceed to the next round in representing Mpumalanga in the national awards ceremony to be held in Gauteng this month.
In recognising finalists for their ongoing efforts in positioning their products and their province as a premier travel destination, by providing the utmost high level of service for local and international visitors, to follow see an introduction to the Mpumalanga Lilizela Awards Provincial Winners in the 13 categories:
Mbombela Experience (Pty) Ltd - EMERGING TOURISM ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD (ETEYA)
Established by a team of local operators, Mbombela Experience is run by a group of knowledgeable and energetic staff, passionate about the province and the country at large. Offering a broad range of affordable travel and tour options suited to both their visitor’s objectives and budgets, Mbombela Experience offers a "true to nature" authentic Mpumalanga experience that is safe, affordable and creates memories made to last a lifetime.
Lion Roar Safaris (Pty) Ltd - TOUR OPERATOR
Offering luxury safaris hosted by passionate guides at affordable rates, Lion Roar Safaris is a tour operator’s service operating from Nelspruit and specialising in a variety of safari tour adventures. From Kruger Park overnight stays to accommodation services and authentic lowveld adventure activities, Lion Roar Safaris offer a personalised service with customer care and attention to detail, committed to their clients’ `experience.
Blyde Canyon A Forever Resort Conference - MEETINGS EXHIBITIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS (MESE) CONFERENCE CENTRE
Considered one of the most beautiful stays in Mpumalanga, the Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort leaves guests breathless with their exquisite panoramic views of the beautiful Blyde River Canyon. A premier destination of choice for private functions, weddings, conferences and family getaways, guests will be treated to pristine hiking trails, scenic road trips and nearby travel attractions.
Loskopdam, A Forever Resort Conference Centre - CONFERENCE CENTRE
With its home on the backs of the Olifants River, Loskopdam, A Forever Resort offers state of the art conferencing facilities and accommodation surrounded by the magnificence of the Waterberg Mountain Range and Loskop Dam Nature Reserve. Whether you are planning an annual strategy session, management team building or a supplier’s conference, Loskopdam, A Forever Resort caters to variety of industry leading meetings and events conference requirements.
Look out for our part two insert showcasing more of Mpumalanga’s Lilizela Awards Provincial Winners.