18 September 2012

Outstanding double win for South Africa Tourism UK

South Africa Tourism was last week honoured with two prestigious travel trade awards

Lungi Morrison Lungi Morrison, new UK Country Manager

Lungi Morrison, Destination Manager, South Africa Tourism, says: “These two awards have been a great boost to the UK Team who have been working hard to maintain the positive figures of 2010 and ’11. As we know, knowledge and expertise are so important for conversion and are even more powerful when combined with innovation, creativity and excellence for trade engagement. To have our programme recognised by Travel Bulletin as the best in its field is great peer recognition for the great work undertaken by Adam Weather by and the team.”

South Africa Tourism was last week honoured with two prestigious travel trade awards in a row: the Travel Bulletin Star Award for ‘Best Roadshows and Events’, as voted for by UK travel agents, and the accolade of ‘Best Tourist Board’ in SATOA’s 30th anniversary awards.
 
The Travel Bulletin Star Awards, which this year attracted over 12,000 votes from travel agents and operators, are widely recognised as the most prestigious awards programme in the UK travel trade, and the ‘Road Shows/Events’ category is the only specific road show award in the industry. South Africa Tourism saw off competition from five other tourism boards, including the Canadian Tourism Commission, St Lucia Tourist Board and Tunisian National Tourist Office, to win the award, which was presented at a special dinner held in London earlier in the week. 
 
SATOA, an association representing tour operators, airlines, hotels, ground handlers and tourist boards across Africa and the Indian Ocean, honoured South Africa Tourism during their first ever awards ceremony, created to celebrate the association’s 30th anniversary. From a total of 180 entries across all categories, South Africa Tourism was named ‘Best Tourist Board’, ahead of eight other boards including?Botswana Tourism, Kenya Tourist Board, Malawi Tourism, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Namibia Tourism Board and Zimbabwe Tourism Board.

Lungi Morrison, Destination Manager, South Africa Tourism, says: “These two awards have been a great boost to the UK Team who have been working hard to maintain the positive figures of 2010 and ’11. As we know, knowledge and expertise, are so important for conversion and are even more powerful when combined with innovation, creativity and excellence for trade engagement. To have our programme recognised by Travel Bulletin as the best in its field is great peer recognition for the great work undertaken by Adam Weather by and the team.”
 

Issued by Kallaway on behalf of South African Tourism

For further information contact:

Juan Herrada at SA Tourism                              Susannah Glynn at Kallaway
Tel: +44 20 8971 9350                                      Tel: 020 7221 7883
Email: juan@southafrica.net                              Email: Susannah.glynn@kallaway.com

Website www.southafrica.net