Lastword Musekiwa |  1 year ago | business
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) in partnership with the Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe is set to host the Twalumba National Travel and Tourism Awards on December 3.
According to ZTA the awards are set to honour outstanding individuals, groups and corporates that are contributing to the growth of tourism in the country.
“The awards process will start with an application to be considered for a given category. Thereafter adjudication of entries will be conducted by a panel of judges, followed by short-listing of nominees and capped with the selection of winners. Application for consideration may be made by potential recipients or others,” said ZTA.
The categories are as follows:
For a successful and impactful marketing initiative in any field of travel and tourism
For a successful and impactful digital marketing initiative in any field of travel and tourism
For recognisable high standards of service
For promoting cultural awareness through a travel and tourism product and initiative
For creating opportunities for gender parity and equality
For developing human capital in pursuit of travel and tourism excellence
Contribution by a ministry, department, agency or any public sector organisation to the growth, development and well-being of the travel and tourism industry
Achievement in Innovation
For recognised and recognisable effort to innovate in the best interests of travel and tourism, or creation of new product or services within the sector
Lifetime Achievement Award(s)
For contribution by an individual or organisation to the growth, development and well-being of the travel and tourism industry sector over a period no shorter than 10 years. There is no limit to the number of recipients of this award in any given year.
For successful training and development of people within the travel and tourism
Presented to an accommodation facility of any kind with recognised and consistently high standards of infrastructure, operations and service, bringing credit to Zimbabwe and its tourism product.
Presented to a dining venue of any kind, except in the field of fast food, that has exceptional standards of cuisine, service, infrastructure and brings credit to Zimbabwe through is operations.
Airline of the Year
Presented to an airline that has shown commitment and continued service to Zimbabwe through consistent flight schedules, adherence to time schedules, safety, innovation and promotion of Zimbabwe or any destination within Zimbabwe
Presented to a car hire operator with a suitable range of vehicles, whether self-drive or chauffeur-driven, with a recognised reputation for efficiency, safety and back-up service.
Travel Agency of the Year
Presented to a travel agent or agency that has proven standards of efficiency and service, as well as an ability to provide comprehensive travel agency services to its customers
Presented to a tour operator providing outstanding tour packages and with tour guides who have excellent product knowledge and good communication skills. The tour operator should be able to provide suitable, top-quality transport
Presented to a conference facility that can cater for local, regional or international conferences with state-of-the-art equipment and services, and has a high standard of infrastructure.
Eco-Tourism Facility of Initiative of the Year
Presented either to an institution promoting or utilising green initiatives, or to an initiative introduced to protect or enhance the environment in the best interests of the travel and tourism sector
Presented to an event that has contributed to the well-being, growth or revival of travel and tourism through driving visitor numbers and receipts. The event does not necessarily have to have been organised by individuals or organisations in the travel and tourism sector
Presented to an individual or organisation undertaking a project or activity in the field of social responsibility, this placing the travel and tourism sector in a favourable light through a display of responsible action and genuine care
Presented to an individual or media house who or which has contributed to travel and tourism development through writing, publishing or reporting on the sector or related matters in the print media
Presented to an individual or media house who or which has contributed to travel and tourism development through covering the sector or related matters in the broadcast media
Presented to an individual or organisation who or which has contributed to travel and tourism development through coverage of the sector or related matters in the online field, including social media
A special award is presented to an individual who has contributed to the experience of visitors by a recognised display of knowledge and guest relations, and which has placed Zimbabwe in a positive light, as well as being an example to other tour guides and aspiring tour guides
Presented to an individual, whether within the sector or not, who has contributed to travel and tourism development through any activity that helps create destination awareness and a positive image for Zimbabwe as a country, especially as a tourist destination.
For contribution by an organisation to the growth, development and well-being of the travel and tourism sector
For contribution by an entrepreneur or SME to the growth, development and well-being of the travel and tourism sector
For contribution by an individual to the growth, development and well-being of the travel and tourism sector through impactful activity of any kind