#ATLF2021 – And the Winners are …


2021 Africa Travel & Tourism Leadership Award Winners.

The 2021 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum & Awards in collaboration with Rwanda Tourism Week took place from the 25 – 26 November in Kigali, Rwanda. The closing of the forum saw the announcement of winners for the 2021 Africa Travel and Tourism Leadership Awards. The Awards brought to a close the 2021 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) which was a vibrant, enriching and empowering exchange of ideas, thought leadership and networking with stakeholders and leaders in the sector.

Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up. True game-changers in the industry.

Destination Africa – Lifetime Award
Rodger Foster
CEO & MD – SA Airlink
Rodger Foster currently serves as an AASA Executive Committee member (and past AASA Chairperson), and is the CEO and MD of SA Airlink (Pty) Limited Group of Companies trading as “Airlink”, since June 1992 to the present (over 26 years). Co-founding shareholder (together with Barrie Webb) of Airlink which commenced business on 12th June 1992. Current shareholder of 22.32% of Airlink’s issued shares. 
Leading in Progressive Policies’ Award

   BOTSWANA   Experience the stunning beauty, the unimaginable vastness, the isolation and worldliness, the astoundingly prolific wildlife of the best kept African secret – Botswana.
1st Runners-up
   Marrakesh – Morocco   2nd Runners-up   Zambia Airports Corporation Limited   
Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award
   Cassandra “Coach Cass” Nuamah   Director of Travel Operations & Logistics – Travel with UsCoach Cass and her mother Kukuwa, Ghanaian mother and daughter team own a global African dance fitness and wellness business called Kukuwa Fitness in which they take people on a journey through Africa without their passports through music and dance. 
1st Runners-up
   Derrick Gakuu   
CTO – Ifarm 3602nd Runners-up   Amaka Amatokwu-Ndekwu   
Managing Director – The Pyne Award
Women in Leadership Award
   Amaka Amatokwu-Ndekwu   
Managing Director – The Pyne AwardAmaka Amatokwu-Ndekwu is a US based award-winning hospitality professional with a proven history of tenacity, strong drive, passion, and leadership for over 10 years. She is the Founder, Past President and Chairperson Board of Trustees of The Women in Hospitality Nigeria (WIHN) and recently a Co- Founder of the African Association of Women in Tourism and Hospitality.
1st Runners-up
   Rumbidzai Mudzengerere   
Managing Director – Africa’s Connect2nd Runners-up   Jeanette Moloto  Director: Global Sales South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa & West Africa – Marriott International
Most Innovative Business Tourism Destination Award

   Ghana Tourism Authority   The Ghana Tourism Authority is a Ghanaian state agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts responsible for the regulation of tourism in Ghana by marketing, promoting, licensing, classifying, researching and developing tourism facilities and services in the country.
1st Runners-up
   City of Cape Town   2nd Runners-up   Morocco National Tourism Office  
Outstanding Accommodation Facility/Group Award

 Hotel Verde – Cape Town Airport Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport offers a 100% offset carbon-neutral stay, modern and stylish guestrooms, versatile conference and events facilities and a natural, green setting just 400m from Cape Town International Airport.
1st Runners-up
   Chobe Game Lodge   2nd Runners-up   The Haven Eco Lodge  
Outstanding Tourism Transportation Award

 SA Airlink Airlink is a privately-owned, premium, full-service regional airline serving a comprehensive network of destinations throughout Southern Africa. We’re operating independently under our own unique 4Z flight code offering our customers more choices, more connectivity, and more travel opportunities.
1st Runners-up
   Rovos Rail   2nd Runners-up   Blue Train  
Outstanding Africa Tourism Media & Marketing Award

 Northern Cape Tourism Authority The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province and a must-see destination, whether you prefer the ocean, the desert, the bush or quirky towns rich in history and culture.
1st Runners-up
   ZimParks   2nd Runners-up   Travel with Gizel  
Championing Sustainability Award

   Chobe Game Lodge   Chobe Game Lodge is an elegant, five-star, fully Ecotourism-certified safari lodge and the only property located inside the world-renowned Chobe National Park and set on the banks of the famous Chobe River.
1st Runners-up
   Mantis Group   2nd Runners-up   Africa Wildlife Foundation  

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