Top honours for TBCSA CEO


Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) chief executive officer, Mmatšatši Ramawela was among yesterday’s recipients of the 2017 International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Global Award.

Mmatsatsi Ramawela, TBCSA CEO.

The award ceremony which is currently underway in Berlin, Germany is hosted by IIPT India, in collaboration with the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and ITB Berlin. This is the second edition of the Global Awards for Empowered Women in Tourism – “Celebrating Her” – which this year coincidentally takes place on International Women’s Day.

The Global Awards are intended to acknowledge and celebrate exceptional women in the fields of travel, tourism and hospitality. They honour women business leaders who understand that tourism’s potential to become the first global peace industry; and who have worked relentlessly towards fostering tourism business as a vehicle for piece and sustainable development.

Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of UNWTO, is among the dignitaries in attendance, alongside Zimbabwe’s Minister for Tourism, Dr Walter Mzembi, Seychelle’s former Minister of Tourism, Alain St. Ange, senior government representatives, global industry leaders and the international media.

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