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South Africa: North West Puts Tourism at the Centre of Economy
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Monday, October 27, 2014
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: South Africa
Created: Oct 27, 2014

“If we are to reach international standards that are [lasting] within the industry, we have to be very smart in conducting our business… We have to adopt a quality service orientated culture.

“… When the chips are down, this will sustain and drive growth of this sector forward,” MEC Mohono said.

Speaking at the annual Lilizela Tourism Awards ceremony held in Rustenburg on Wednesday, MEC Mohono said the tourism industry must make the most of the province’s tourist attractions and destinations.

“We have a rich and varied past that is only now being appreciated for its complexity and diversity. Our heritage is the foundation from which we are working to rebuild our society,” she said.

MEC Mohono urged the tourism sector to innovate around the countless opportunities in communities, in the province and in the country as a whole.

Lilizela Awards

The Lilizela Tourism Awards aim to reward and celebrate excellence across the tourism industry.

These awards recognise tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness.

Some of the category winners include:

Accommodation - Thaba Legae Guest House (3 star); 5 Star Stirling Manor Boutique Houset (5 star) and Royal Marang Hotel (5 star).

Tourist Guide - Anna Magrietha Grimbeek (in the Nature category) and Marcus Cillers Kruger (in the Culture category).
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