Recognised for being one of the “most influential media and/or marketing contribution in changing the image of Africa”, Tourism Update, was named as First Runner Up in the ‘Outstanding Africa Media and Marketing’ category at the Africa Tourism Leadership Awards (ATLF) 2023.
CNBC Africa took the honours as the award winner, while the African Travel and Tourism Association was named Second Runner Up.
Held annually as part of the ATLF 2023, the awards, The 2023 Africa Tourism Leadership Awards were not just about recognising excellence; they were a testament to the passion, innovation, and dedication that drove Africa’s tourism industry forward, said CEO of Africa Tourism Partners – which organises the event – Kwakye Donkor.
Tourism Update Editor, Adele Mackenzie – who accepted the award on behalf of the publication – said: “For a trade publication, with a small core team, to be nominated in the same category as a multinational broadcaster is an immense honour. We remain committed to providing news updates and insights to help the travel, tourism and hospitality industry make informed business decisions.”
The full list of award-winners:
Leading in Progressive Policies Award
Affairs under the Office of the President of Ghana.
Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award
Lizanne Du Plessis, Eco Africa Digital – South Africa.
Outstanding Africa Tourism Media and Marketing Award
CNBC Africa, South Africa.
Women in Leadership Award
Lizanne du Plessis, South Africa.
Championing Sustainability Award
African Wildlife Foundation, Kenya.
Most Innovative Business Tourism Destination Award
City of Cape Town, South Africa.
Outstanding Accommodation Facility/Group Award
Four Seasons Resort in Seychelles.
Outstanding Tourism Transportation Award
Destination – Africa Lifetime Award
Philda Nani Kereng, the Minister of Environment and Tourism in Botswana.
Special Recognition Award
Emeritus Prof Ernie Heath, South Africa.
Minister’s Special Award
Nani Kereng presented the ‘Minister’s Special Award’ to Kinson Kgaga from the Botswana Guides Association and Mmankudu Glickman from Bahurutse Cultural Village.