Published on : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The beautiful trophy was presented to Country Manager, Ms. Hanneli Slabber on 25th July 2014 in Pune at a glitzy and glamorous award ceremony graced by the stalwarts of the travel industry.
India Travel Awards is a unique event with four regional editions annually and is based on combined judgment by the jury and votes garnered online
. These awards are supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and esteemed trade bodies such as IATO, PATA, ADTOI, ATOAI and OTOAI to name a few.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager, South African Tourism, said “We are extremely pleased and honored to have received this award in the presence of eminent professionals from the travel & tourism industry.
What makes this award so much more special is that it represents the voice of Indian travellers.
We would like to thank the distinguished jury and every travel enthusiast who voted for South Africa in this category.
South Africa is continuously being appreciated for its diverse attractions and impeccable hospitality.
This award is testimony to the relationship Indian travellers have with South Africa. We invite those of you who haven’t experienced South Africa yet, to ‘Meet South Africa’ on your next holiday and enjoy a memorable sojourn with your fellow travellers.”
South Africa has witnessed an exponential growth in the India market and this fact has been reiterated by the recent arrivals statistics of the country. 1 12 672 Indian tourists visited South Africa between January 2013 to December 2013 which is an increase of 5.5% vis-à-vis the same period in 2012.