Raggy Charters To Represent The Eastern Cape at 2014 National Lilizela Tourism Awards

BY TAI CHISHAKWE - SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Raggy Charters, which operates at the PE Habour, will be representing the Eastern Cape at the National Lilizela Tourism Awards in October after the company won the 2014 Visitor Experience of the Year in Marine Adventures Eastern Cape award at the Eastern Cape Lilizela Tourism Awards which were hosted in Port Elizabeth on 9 September.

“It is only the second year that these awards are taking place and they aim to 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,” said Ellie Bottomley of Raggy Charters.

“So you can imagine our overwhelming surprise and happiness to be announced as the winner of the Visitor Experience of the Year in Marine Adventures, for the Eastern Cape.”

The award recognised Raggy Charters for the best marine, ocean and beach experience in the Eastern Cape, inviting guests to enjoy the richness of the country’s coastline and the fascinating ecosystems that it supports.

“This award is the ultimate recognition for achievers in South Africa’s tourism industry and we owe our win to all the guests we’ve had over the years who voted for us!

“We also owe our thanks to Algoa Bay, for providing such incredible wildlife encounters that have made our visitors so extraordinarily happy. Many have said our cruises are a bucket list experience for them so we can only hope the animals and the ocean keep thriving and maintain the rich biodiversity we have here,” said Bottomley.

The national Lilizela winners from each category will be selected from the pool of all nine provincial winners and announced at the inaugural national award ceremony taking place on the 9th of October 2014 in Tshwane, and we are just thrilled to be invited to such an event.