Kruger Lowveld Tourism Newsletter – 18 September 2018

Author: | Published by KLCBT on at 14:53:58 | Last Updated On: 28 September 2018
  • Kruger Lowveld markets the region at the Getaway Show;
  • Congratulations to the Lilizela Tourism Awards’ winners;
  • Invitation – workshop on investment opportunities and constraints in the tourism sector;
  • Prize sponsorship in exchange for live read on Rise FM…

Kruger Lowveld markets the region at the Getaway Show

Kruger Lowveld Tourism once again participated in the ever popular Gauteng Getaway Show, which was held at the TicketPro Dome from 14 to 16 September. Last year saw just over 19 000 visitors and according to Noleen and Owen, who represented Kruger Lowveld, this year’s visitor numbers grew considerably. The Gauteng Getaway Show is an outdoor and travel consumer show, where Kruger Lowveld invited activity products to come on board to showcase the amazing adventure activities on offer in our region. These included The Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Skyway Trails, Graskop Gorge Lift Company, Hylton Ross, Elephant Whispers, Kruger National Park and Long Tom Toboggan. These were all well received, with visitors flocking to the stand to learn more about them and to stand a chance of winning one of four adventure-filled holidays with vouchers courtesy of the activities and  accommodation, sponsored by Hippo Hollow, Premier Hotel The Winkler, Mbombela Exclusive Guesthouse and Kruger National Park. One thing is certain, the Kruger Lowveld remains a firm favorite!

Congratulations to the Lilizela Tourism Awards’ winners

Congratulations to all of Kruger Lowveld Tourism’s members who are provincial winners for Mpumalanga, in their respective category, in the 2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world-class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness. Our members, who won awards, are: Badplaas, A Forever Resort (2 categories) Blue Jay Lodge Country Boutique Hotel Fortis Hotel Malaga Graskop Gorge Lift Company Graskop Holiday Resort Inyati Game Lodge Kruger Park Lodge Louries Call Guest Lodge Lowveld Extreme Adventures Matumi Golf Lodge Needles Safari Lodge Ntwanano Tours & Travel Road Lodge Mbombela Selati 103 Guest Cottages Swadini, A Forever Resort Tented Adventures Pretoriuskop Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris Town Lodge Mbombela Umlani Bushcamp Umsisi House Valbonne Villa at Tomjachu Vomba Tours & Transfers Click here to view the full list of winners.

Invitation:  Workshop on investment opportunities and constraints in the tourism sector

The Department of Tourism is hosting a workshop to discuss investment opportunities and constraints in the tourism sector. Date: 28 September Venue: TBA RSVP: Sthembiso Mthethwa           011 444 6404 or           Phumlani Mfenyana           011 444 6749 Click here to see the draft programme.

Prize sponsorship in exchange for live read on Rise FM

RISE FM is requesting sponsorships of accommodation and activities that it can package into three Kruger Lowveld getaway prizes, each for two people, for its Johannesburg advertising agency roadshow. The radio station will visit three advertising agencies in Johannesburg, to promote the station and the province, in September and would like to offer a ‘Kruger Lowveld’ getaway prize to each agency. In exchange, RISE FM will offer the sponsors a ‘live read’ on air campaign, to the value of three times that of the prize. Please contact Linda Grimbeek for more information.