Sustainable Development - Imvelo Awards

Imvelo Awards, the responsible tourism awards for the African hospitality and tourism industries, is to be made for the eleventh time this year.

Entries: The Lilizela Imvelo Award


The Lilizela Imvelo Awards recognise and celebrate tourism and hospitality businesses that practice exemplary responsible, sustainable and fair business practices.

In 2014 they will be in their 14th year and have become a highly sought-after accolade.

Imvelo means ‘nature’ in South Africa’s Nguni languages. The Award identifies and rewards tourism and hospitality businesses that make measurable, persistent contributions to responsible, sustainable and fair tourism, setting an example to other tourism business both in South Africa and around the world.

The awards were initiated in 2002 during South Africa’s hosting of the World Summit on Sustainable Development. That event had a significant – and positive – impact on South Africa’s tourism industry and was instrumental in catapulting sustainable tourism in South Africa into the global spotlight. The Lilizela Imvelo Award is proud of the role it plays in maintaining South Africa’s position as global leader in sustainable tourism practices.

The Sustainable Tourism or Imvelo Awards can be entered here