4th July 2013
On 11th May 2013 at the launch of the Lilizela Tourism Awards, we posted the notice below.
When the Lilizela Tourism Awards were first announced, the details of how the two programmes would work together were not clear and since then it has become apparent that the two programmes cannot merge, particularly as we have participants who are not members of TGCSA as well as participants from over the border.
We have a number of exciting possibilities for the 20th Accommodation Awards and will advise in due course. For now we will be happy to continue to receive feedback:
Breaking News - We have joined forces with SAT!
As of 11th May 2013, the 20th Accommodation Awards Programme for establishments in South Africa has aligned itself with the newly announced Lilizela Tourism Awards, with the category being accommodation.
This is amazing news since it means the value of the award is far greater. The Lilizela Tourism Awards are operated by South African Tourism and the media exposure for achievers will be huge.
As before, awards will be given out at provincial and national level.
The dates of the awards events change – provincial events will be held during August and September 2013 with the national awards evening taking place in Pretoria on 26th December 2013.
The methodology applied to the judging of entries based on consumer feedback remains the same. However the categories in which awards will be given are now harmonised to the Tourism Grading Council categories of accommodation, namely
2. Game Lodges
4. Guest Houses
5. Bed & Breakfasts (B&Bs)
7. Country Houses
8. Caravan & Camping
Within each category there is the potential for an award to be given at each star level.
What does this mean to establishments who have already signed up for these awards?
We urge all our participants in South Africa who are also current members of The Tourism Grading Council of SA to also participate in the Lilizela Tourism Awards – see www.lilizela.co.za
Our awards will continue to run concurrently and we are currently exploring some exciting possibilities to reposition these awards so as to give maximum benefit to our sponsors and participants.
Please watch out for news and visit our website again in the near future. The feedback time is extended until 30th September 2013
To see more about the Lilizela Accommodation Awards please go to www.lilizela.co.za
- To enter please visit our Entry Forms page. On this page you will find an online application form, a link to a manual form, a link to download the Accommodation Coupon and links to the T&Cs of the 20th Accommodation Awards