Soweto Tourism unveils inaugural 2023 awards

Soweto Tourism has unveiled its inaugural awards ceremony, a highly anticipated index of the most influential figures working across tourism sector. The elite of the tourism industry in Soweto will assemble at the Soweto theatre on February 03, to find out who amongst them will
be crowned best of the best.

In an interview with the publication, Soweto Tourism spokesperson, Andile Hlanze, said the star-studded ceremony will be held under the theme back to the roots, a celebration of Soweto based tourism businesses working tirelessly to promote Soweto as a preferred tourist destination.

Soweto Tourism Awards are Soweto’s premier tourism event established to pay tribute to the enormous contribution made by the Soweto Tourism operators and service providers to the tourism industry and the improvement to the economy of Soweto and the country,- as well as to encourage excellence within the industry. The awards are a submission and inspection based programme that provides the opportunity to publicly acknowledge Soweto’s finest Tourism products,

The awards will cover 20 categories ranging from Accommodation, Arts and Craft, Camping, Restaurants, Tourist Guide, Tour Operator, Tourism Experience, Restaurant, Experiences, Attractions, Urban Lifestyle and Youth in Tourism and more. Members of the public and
businesses operating in this space were invited through social media platforms and tourism WhatsApp groups,to nominate businesses that fall within these categories. This process was followed by inviting a public voting process.

The awards recognize growth in tourism products and are based on businesses that are compliant, businesses that continually innovate their offering and contribute greatly to their communities, “concluded Hlanze.

Tickets can be purchased on web tickets on for R150

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