DEADLINE FOR INAUGURAL DURBAN TOURISM AWARDS ENTRIES EXTENDED
Entries for the first annual Durban Tourism Awards has been extended to 25 February. This is to ensure all local tourism product owners have sufficient time to enter.
The awards, scheduled to take place in May, will recognise products in the tourism industry value chain that inspire visitors’ trust by demonstrating the City’s high standards and commitment to excellence in the tourism industry. The awards aim to reward products that attract tourists to the City and contribute to job creation and economic growth.
The awards categories include service excellence, tour operators, emerging entrepreneur, meetings and exhibitions, sustainable development, tour guides, upcoming filmmakers, and a special Mayor’s award.
To enter online and for more information on the categories visit www.durbantourismawards.com
Manual entry forms are available at all Durban Tourism satellite offices.
Each category will receive five nominations of four runners-up and one winner. The winner will receive cash with a monetary value of up to R30 000, a laptop, iPad, or tablet, six months of website development and maintenance, and complimentary data for six months.
The awards will serve as a platform to empower small, medium, and micro enterprises, particularly those in townships and rural areas. The enterprises will also be empowered with new skills to ensure compliance and sustainability and to assist them to seamlessly transition into the mainstream tourism sector.
The awards seek to raise awareness of the value and importance of tourism in terms of local, provincial, and national economic growth, as well as to offer the public a voice through their feedback/reviews.
For more information visit the Durban Tourism website www.visitdurban.travel or follow Durban Tourism across all social media platforms. Alternatively contact 031 322 4164.
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit. For media enquiries, contact the Municipal Spokesperson, Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220.