africa tourism leadership awards entry/nomination

  • Both self-nomination and nomination by others people are acceptable. 
  • Announcements of the 2023 Awards Nominations opening – Friday, 23 June 2023
  • Closing date – Tuesday 15 August 2023
  • Adjudication/Voting – 17 August 2023 to 31 August 2023
  • Nominees to be informed – To Be Announced
  • Announcement of winner, first and second runner up – 06 October 2023, Gaborone, Botswana.

Leading in Progressive Policies’ Award

A country, head of state, minister or government organization/team who has shown progressive and excellence in policy-making for sustainable tourism growth and development in their destination.

Most Innovative Business Tourism Destination Award

Most Innovative and Sustainable Business Tourism and MICE Destination in Africa based on destination rating, number of classified hotels, value for money, value chain development, number of visitors vs socio-economic benefits to the destination and/or green credentials.

Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award

An entrepreneur (or a small group of entrepreneurs) who has shown excellence in entrepreneurship in Africa’s travel, tourism, hospitality and/or aviation industry.

Outstanding Africa Tourism Media & Marketing Award

The most influential media and/or marketing contribution to changing the image of Africa.

Outstanding Accommodation Facility / Group Award

Accommodation facility with best world class facilities, quality standards, service excellence provided to guests and sustainable practices (i.e. green credentials, decent employment practices, staff development opportunities) in Africa. Small operations are highly encouraged to participate.

Women in Leadership Award

The most inspiring and influential leading woman who has and continue to make and outstanding contribution to changing the course of tourism development in Africa.

Outstanding Tourism Transportation Award

Tourism transport organization providing the highest quality standard of service to travelers and has sustainability environmental credentials. This includes the most reliable and efficient transportation companies serving all destination in Africa including remote tourism destinations in Africa.

Championing Sustainability Award

Destination, business, third sector organization or policy that has made an outstanding contribution to conservation/ environmental protection and community development.

Destination Africa - Lifetime Award

This will be offered to an individual who has made exceptional lifetime contribution in creating positive change in relation to “Destination Africa” beyond the African continent.

Nominations Are Closed

Announcement of Winners