The City of Durban (eThekwini Municipality) has opened public voting for its inaugural Durban Tourism Business Awards.
This is the second phase of the inaugural Durban Tourism Business Awards and the public voting phase closes on March 18 at 23h00.
Public voting is only open for the Service Excellence Category, which encompasses six subcategories that are customarily experienced by tourists.
The first phase of the awards saw about 200 business owners entering their tourism products.
The awards, set to take place in May, aim to reward excellence in the Durban tourism sector, according to eThekwini Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda.
“They further aim to create awareness about the importance of tourism in growing the local, provincial, and national economy and the need to incentivise tourism products, especially with COVID-19 and the impact it has had on the tourism sector.”
There are cash and development prizes up for grabs. The winner in each category will take home a prize with a monetary value of up to R50 000. This includes a laptop, iPad or tablet, development and maintenance of a website for six months, and data for six months.