AFRICA Albida Tourism has won a swag of awards, cementing their position at the top of Zimbabwe’s hospitality industry.
Africa Albida Tourism’s flagship property, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, was awarded Best Resort Hotel, ahead of the Victoria Falls Hotel, which took second place, at the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents annual awards event on Friday night in Harare.
Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) properties Lokuthula Lodges – Victoria Falls won the Best Self-Catering award, and Best Boutique Hotel went to the Victoria Falls Safari Club.
While the Most Outstanding Voluntary Service to Travel Agents award went to Africa Albida Tourism marketing executive Wendy Bourne.
AAT chief executive Ross Kennedy said it was a privilege to be part of a team that continued to create success.
“No one should doubt the amazing effort, commitment, team work and loyalty that has to exist to create the kind of success that these awards reflect,” Mr Kennedy said.
“Winning such awards from your peers and amongst your competitor set is incredibly satisfying, yet the team at Africa Albida will never stop challenging the best, striving to be the best, and, indeed, setting new benchmarks.
“Having come out of 15 years of significant challenge and struggle in the economy, including a direct impact on tourism, it is rewarding to be part of such a vibrant energetic and innovative industry in the region.”
Mr Kennedy told the industry at the awards night at Cresta Lodge in Harare that the new $150 million international Victoria Falls Airport, to open next July, would revolutionise the status of the region as a tourist hub.
Other award winners included the Meikles Hotel for Best City Hotel, with Cresta Lodge and the Bronte Hotel taking second and third places.
Best Safari Establishment – Non Tented was won by Chilo Gorge Lodge, while Best Safari Camp – Tented went to The Hide, Hwange.
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24 September 2014