South African Tourism has announced that entries for the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards are now open until May 15 2015.
Consumer voting is also open to the members of the public, and will close on May 31 2015. This announcement follows the the national Lilizela Tourism Awards ceremony on October 9 2014 in Johannesburg.
“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,” said Thulani Nzima, CEO of South African Tourism.
“These are entrepreneurs who work assiduously to give visitors an extraordinary experience capped by superior excellence. Without these entrepreneurs, our destination would not be as recognised and renowned as it is.”
A new category for tour operators has been added to the 2015 Awards. This will bring to nine the total number of categories in the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards.
Consumer reviews are a key consideration during the adjudication of these awards and are allocated a score of 80%.
Lilizela is a Nguni word which means to ululate: An act of congratulations when someone has done something well