South Africa has been named the ‘Best Foreign Destination in Rest of the World’ at the India Travel Awards (West) 2014, as per a release. The India Travel Awards (ITA) were presented at a ceremony held in Hotel Novotel Pune Nagar Road. Parvez Dewan, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, handed the trophy to Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager, India, South African Tourism.
Commenting on the recognition, Slabber said “We are extremely pleased and honoured to have received this award in the presence of eminent professionals from the travel and 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.”
The ITA Awards are a regional series supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and trade bodies IATO, PATA, ADTOI, ATOAI and OTOAI. The accolades are awarded through a jury and voting system and, identify the ‘best of the best’ in all regions.