Wesgro makes splash at SATOA's Travel Awards

Wesgro is proud to announce that after a vigorous campaign, we are the first runner-up in SATOA’s Best Tourist Board award division.

08-11-2016

SATOA is a leading professional non-profit travel and tourism association managed by a committee based in the UK with decades of experience.

The SATOA Travel Awards which were held last night are designed to reward companies and individuals for the quality of their products and their valuable input in the destinations promoted by SATOA.

Hosted by SATOA Chair, Tessa Bott, and sponsored by Tourism Kwazulu-Natal, the awards were based on votes from both trade and the general public. They therefore provide an excellent barometer to each winner's performance and popularity built over the last year.

“Innovative initiatives and successes by our destination marketing divisions such as the Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau as well as special projects such as Cape Town Air Access have provided Wesgro a competitive edge in the market and at the SATOA awards.

Last year the Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau supported 48 events and secured 17 conference bids with an estimated value of R185 million. Approximately 28 280 delegates attended these and in total contributed R374.1 million to the Cape’s economy.

Cape Town Air Access has already secured five new international routes and four expansions since its establishment in 2015, and has a number scheduled to launch soon.

I would like to thank SATOA for the award, all our partners for their continued support, the public for their invaluable votes during the campaign, and of course the Wesgro team for all its hard work,” said the Agency’s CEO, Tim Harris.

Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, added, "I would like to issue my warmest congratulations to the Wesgro team for securing a fantastic result in these awards, and for the vital role they are playing in driving tourism to our region. Through their hard work, we are creating more tourism jobs for our residents, and contributing more tourism revenue to our economy, in line with our Project Khulisa growth strategy."

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