Ashia in Paarl walked off with the coveted Ministerial I can do Tourism Award at the prestigious Lilizela tourism awards ceremony this week. This conservancy and working farm was only established eighteen months ago and was nominated by the Drakenstein Local Tourism Association.
According to DLTA CEO Annelize Stroebel, Ashia has made a huge impact within a short period. “We proudly recommended this establishment for its contribution to the growth of the local tourism industry and felt that they ticked all the boxes in this highly competitive category.”
“The Lilizela Awards are well respected within the tourism industry, both locally and globally, and we are extremely proud of Ashia for this achievement.”
The Lilizela Tourism Awards was established in 2013 and celebrate global excellence in tourism focusing on service excellence, emerging tourism entrepreneurship and sustainable tourism development. This joint initiative between South African Tourism and the Tourism Grading Council pays tribute to those who make a remarkable contribution to tourism in South Africa.
Celebrating at the awards ceremony are from left to right: Mishka Patel, Annelize Stroebel – DLTA CEO, Western Cape MEC and Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities David Maynier, Saskia Brown and Kirsty Pienaar from Ashia and Carike Heydenrych – DLTA marketing manager.