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Pioneers, innovators, stalwarts and SMEs celebrated at the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards

Published on Tue 31 Oct 2017

JOHANNESBURG: South African tourism service excellence was the biggest winner on Sunday 29 October 2017, when the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards lit up the Sandton Convention Centre with an unforgettable night of the stars.

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The Northern Cape shows off at the Lilizela Tourism Awards

Published on Thu 12 Oct 2017

The Northern Cape boasts an abundance of award-winning destinations and venues, and this year’s Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial winners are a case in point.

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Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards victors set the stage for national glory

Published on Wed 11 Oct 2017

JOHANNESBURG: The provincial legs of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards wrapped up at the end of September with the crowning of dozens of esteemed tourism products and services in the country’s nine provinces in categories such as visitor experience, tour operators and tour guides, accommodation and entrepreneurship.

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Gauteng 5th Lilizela Awards dominated by accommodation establishments

Published on Mon 9 Oct 2017

The 2017 Gauteng Lilizela Awards were announced at a gala event at Freedom Park on 29 Sep 17.

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Limpopo Province tourism service providers take center stage at the Lilizela Tourism provincial awards

Published on Tue 19 Sep 2017

The Limpopo Province announced the names of the 52 provincial winners of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards.

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Mpumalanga Tourism Providers take centrestage at the Lilizela Tourism Provincial Awards

Published on Fri 8 Sep 2017

The Mpumalanga Province announced the names of the provincial winners of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony held on 8 September 2017 at Casambo Exclusive Guest Lodge where all the province’s finalists were publically honoured for their contribution to service excellence and quality assurance in the tourism industry.

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Lilizela Tourism Awards media release

Published on Thu 7 Sep 2017

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has announced the names of 45 provincial finalists at the 5th Annual Lilizela Tourism Awards hosted by the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala at a glitzy ceremony held last night, 7 September 2017, at Umfolozi Casino in Richards Bay.

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Provincial finalists unveiled for 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards

Published on Wed 6 Sep 2017

The ‘best of the best’ in the local travel industry to be celebrated at South African Tourism’s flagship awards

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South African Tourism’s flagship awards to once again reward service excellence and innovation

Published on Mon 6 Mar 2017

Outstanding businesses in the tourism industry are invited to enter the 5th annual Lilizela Tourism Awards, with submissions opening on 1 March 2017.

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A night of the stars - Winners of 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards announced in Johannesburg

Published on Sun 16 Oct 2016

SA Tourism’s flagship tourism awards toast to service excellence in the travel industry Sandton, JOHANNESBURG: It was a night of honour and glamour when the South African tourism industry celebrated its top business owners and service providers at the fourth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards on 16 October 2016.

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South African Tourism announces 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial finalists

Published on Thu 25 Aug 2016

The Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial finalists have been chosen after a tough adjudication process. A total of 1 122 South African products and services put their names in the hat to be selected as finalists for the various provincial awards which will take place in September, during Tourism Month.

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South African Tourism announces the 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards judges

Published on Wed 27 Jul 2016

The judges are a combination of experts who specialise in different areas in the tourism industry and are therefore best suited to recognise products and services that offer high quality of service excellence

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Final call to enter Lilizela Tourism Awards

Published on Wed 25 May 2016

THE CLOSING DATE to enter the prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards is fast approaching and qualifying industry members are urged to submit their applications. The closing date for any tourism services and products that would like to enter is the 31st of May while the closing date for voting is the 19th June 2016.

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Entries open for prestigious 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards

Published on Tue 16 Feb 2016

The Lilizela Tourism Awards help to spur the country’s global competitiveness and create tourism businesses of excellence

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Lilizela Tourism Awards Press release

Published on Fri 23 Oct 2015

The South African Tourism Industry spent the better part of last night honouring the crème de la crème of the sector. The industry hosted by the esteemed Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom, were treated to an evening of splendour and entertainment from local musicians.

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Lilizela Tourism Awards media release

Published on Thu 6 Aug 2015

Stage set for Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial finalists As the countdown picks up momentum on the Lilizela Tourism Awards, entries have now been judged and the provincial finalists selected.

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2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards adjudication

Published on Fri 27 Feb 2015

South African Tourism (SAT) invites reputable members of the South African Tourism Industry to form part of the Adjudication Panel of The 3rd Lilizela Tourism Awards.

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Entries open for prestigious 2015 Lilizela Tourism

Published on Mon 10 Nov 2014

The Lilizela Tourism Awards help to spur the country’s global competitiveness and create tourism businesses of excellence

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Tourism industry celebrates excellence

Published on Thu 16 Oct 2014

The recent Lilizela Tourism Awards which took place in Johannesburg recognised products and services offered by the tourism industry for their contribution to South Africa's growth, competitiveness and transformation.

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Tourism News

Published on Wed 28 May 2014

THE 2014 LILIZELA TOURISM AWARDS seek enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced tourism professionals to serve as adjudicators.

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Launch of 2014 Lilizela Awards

Published on Mon 24 Feb 2014

Entries are now open for the 2014 Lilizela Tourism Awards, the premier tourism award programme for businesses in South Africa that aim to reward and celebrate excellence across the tourism industry.

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Tourism News

Published on Fri 13 Sep 2013

South Africa’s finest tourism entrepreneurs honoured at the Lilizela Tourism Awards for their globally benchmarking work

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Business Day

Published on Thu 22 Aug 2013

Online client reviews ‘help hotels improve’. SCATHING customer reviews on websites such as TripAdvisor are forcing hotels and bed-and-breakfasts to keep improving, and this is one of the factors behind South Africa’s stellar tourism growth, research shows....

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Lilizela Tourism Awards podcast

Published on Tue 25 Jun 2013

Ms. Thembi Kunene, Chief Quality Assurance Officer of the TGCSA talking on SABC Radio Channel Africa about the new Lilizela Tourism Awards.

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SA Conference

Published on Fri 14 Jun 2013

Responsible tourism awards set to take flight

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BizCommunity

Published on Thu 13 Jun 2013

Entries open for Lilizela Tourism Awards. The Lilizela Tourism Awards programme was launched at INDABA 2013, to recognise tourism businesses that set global benchmarks for excellence in the travel and tourism trade....

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Hello Cape Town!

Published on Sat 1 Jun 2013

Lilizela tourism awards: a new way to reward tourism excellence. Setting the standards for Global excellence and rewarding those who strive for perfection.

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Tourism Tattler

Published on Sat 1 Jun 2013

Entries are still open for prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards. The Lilizela Tourism Award offers prestige to trade who have contributed immensely to South Africa’s burgeoning tourism industry...

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Travel and Tour World

Published on Tue 14 May 2013

South Africa Tourism launched Lilizela Tourism Awards to reward excellence across tourism industry. In addition to thriving, profitable businesses and a healthy, robust bottom line, the tourism businesses in South Africa now have something to strive for: the new Lilizela Tourism Awards that will reward and celebrate excellence across the tourism industry...

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Conventions Venue Southern Africa

Published on Tue 14 May 2013

Lilizela Tourism Awards: a new way to reward tourism excellence. Now tourism businesses in South Africa have something to strive for in addition to thriving, profitable businesses and a healthy, robust bottom line: the new Lilizela Tourism Awards that will reward and celebrate excellence across the tourism industry...

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ENCA blog

Published on Tue 14 May 2013

Taking responsible tourism to new heights. The Imvelo Awards for Responsible Tourism were launched at Tsogo Sun’s 54 on Bath hotel in Rosebank on Tuesday. mvelo – which means nature in Nguni – encourages industry members to accept voluntary guidelines promoting responsible tourism....

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IOL

Published on Mon 13 May 2013

SA announces tourism awards. Durban - South Africa would host its first national tourism awards in September, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Saturday...

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Times Live

Published on Sat 11 May 2013

Minister announces first national tourism awards. South Africa would host its first national tourism awards in September, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Saturday...

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