The Lilizela Tourism Awards represent and reward the highest levels of excellence in tourism The name was derived from the Zulu word Lilizela which means celebrating and praising by ululating when someone has done well. They are an initiative of the National Department of Tourism (NDT); spearheaded by South African Tourism and delivered by the TGCSA.
There are currently many different awards related to recognising and celebrating tourism success. The Lilizela Tourism Awards combine them into one premier platform whose sole purpose will be to give recognition and accolade where due. These awards are designed to grow the profile and importance of the tourism industry in South Africa and support the goals of the National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS)
|Arrivals||15 million by 2020|
|GDP targets||Total direct and indirect target: from R189,4 billion (2009) to R499 billion (2020)|
|Job Creation||225 000 new jobs created by 2020
|Entreprenuership - ETEYA||
|Sustainability and Good Governance (Social, Economic and Environmental)||
Entry is free but there are certain requirements businesses need to fulfil for their application to be successfully processed:
It is a consumer based programme whereby your guests submit reviews about your establishment to the organisers.
South African Tourism has recently called out to the industry to join the 2014 Lilizela Tourism Awards Adjudication Panel. Click here for the press release. We are currently in the process of selecting the adjudication panels for each awards. They will be announced soon.
The organisers of the Lilizela Tourism Awards are South African Tourism in partnership with the National Department of Tourism, Fedhasa, TGCSA, the Ministry and role players across the industry.
Simply complete the entry form within the category you wish to enter your establishment. You can enter your establishement in up to 6 categories and not just one - this means that a Guest House, for e.g. can enter in the Accommodation Category, Visitor Experience Category, B-BBEE Category, ETEYA Category, Imvelo as well as Universal Accessibility Category.
There is no entry fee to enter the programme.