Cape Town - In a tourism landscape as vast as South Africa's there are people going about their day to day tourism business - making a difference - and deserving of some added recognition.
Which is why travellers and the industry alike can get involved in the annual Sanlam Destination Awards.
Entries for establishments are free with automatic nomination upon listing on Discount Traveler South Africa - with 10 categories which allows establishments to achieve Top Destination in their respective star grading. The categories include:
“We are passionate about continually celebrating the efforts of the people behind the scenes, championing to make the tourism and hospitality industry as paramount as it is,” says Managing Director of Discount Traveler South Africa, Jonathan Pepler.
Last year a total of 35 individuals were recognised for their contribution to the travel and tourism industry
The B.I.G: Backpackers, backpackers
Morokolo Game Lodge, Lodge
Richtersveld Wilderness Camp, Caravan or Camping
Cabana Beach Resort, self-catering
Olive Grove Guest Farm, Country House
NH The Lord Charles Hotel
Public voting is now open for guests, patrons and supporters to cast their votes on both the Discount Traveler and Top Destination Awards websites. Voters can win incredible prizes, including one of four uniquely crafted David Green time pieces, valued at R 4 000. Voting closes on 1st of August 2018.
The Sanlam Top Destination Awards is an annual hospitality awards program culminating in a grand gala evening, celebrating the finest establishments throughout South Africa. Founded by Granadilla Media, Creators of Discount Traveler South Africa and The Traveler Mag SA, the esteemed ceremony enters its fourth year, continuing to promote in- and out-bound tourism in South Africa.