Lilizela awards reveals stars
A spectacular award ceremony held in Klerksdorp recently saw the best in the Tourism sector celebrated through the provincial Lilizela Awards. With an increase in the number of entrants in the completion from 68 participants in 2017 this year’s awards have gained momentum with 76 participants.
Celebrated annually the Lilizela Tourism Awards celebrates professionalism, creativity and innovation in the tourism industry through 14 categories including the special MEC’s Award.
North West Tourism MEC Desbo Mohono said the province is on par with other provinces and that is endorsed through the Lilizela Awards.
MEC Mohono also encouraged stakeholders to strengthen partnerships that construct tourism growth. “We all have to constantly be bold and innovative thinkers that can be catalysts in the industry and engage on the best practices to map a way forward together”, added Mohono.
The Tourism Friendly Association, made up of different tourism businesses based in Rustenburg saw 9 of their properties walk away as winners at the awards. The Managing Director Iain Gunn says the Lilizela Awards provides a platform that recognises not only excellence but potential.
The department congratulates all finalists and wishes all winners who will represent the province at the National Lilizela Awards in November the best of luck.