Published on Monday, May 9, 2011
The winners have been announced for the inaugural TravelMole African Web Awards, held in Durban during Indaba at the weekend.
The event was sponsored by Tourism Kwa Zulu Natal, RWA Ltd, A2bTravelExtras, Lead Generators and Southern Sun.
And the winners are:
Accommodation over 20 rooms
Accommodation under 20 rooms
Area attraction (activity or tour)
Inbound operator African destination
Overseas operator Africa specialist
Overseas agent Africa specialist
Social media supporting Africa
The winners were selected by a panel of judges including chair Frank Orman of Lead Generators, South-African-based 1time airline commercial director Desmond O’Connor, Karen Black of Mamba Media, Tolene van der Merwe of Boutiquetravelmarketing.com and Geoff Elske from The Automobile Association of South Africa.
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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.