2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards – entries now open

South Africa Tourism has announced that entries for the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards are now open until 15 May 2015. Consumer voting is also open to the members of the public, and will close on 31 May 2015. This announcement follows the successful staging of the national Lilizela Tourism Awards ceremony on 9 October 2014 in Johannesburg.

‘Lilizela’ is an Nguni word meaning to ululate: an act of congratulations when someone has done something well.

The Lilizela Tourism Awards are about identifying the best service providers in the industry and acknowledging and awarding them for their dedication to service and product excellence,” says Thulani Nzima, Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism.

These awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness

A new category for tour operators has been added to the 2015 awards, bringing the number of categories to a total of nine.

The Lilizela Tourism Awards team will work closely with the Provincial Tourism Authorities to help ensure all entrants understand the value of the consumer votes, and to help them make it easy for their guests to vote for them.

While every effort will be put in place to promote these awards to consumers, it is important that business owners or managers inform guests about this competition and encourage them to vote for them using the various voting platforms available.  Consumer reviews are a key consideration during the adjudication of these awards and are allocated a score of 80%.

To enter or to view the full list of categories and the entry requirements visit: lilizela.co.za