Tsogo Sun Guesthouse of the Year finalists revealed!

Ntombekhaya Swartbooi from Blessed Corner Guesthouse and Mbuyisile Kondile from Edge Lodge, both Eastern Cape; Carol Sanderson from Casambo Exclusive Guest Lodge and Nosipho Malope of Ekhayalethu Guesthouse- both from Mpumalanga; and Jenny Govender of Sanchia Luxury Guest Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal.

Whittled down from 85 participants countrywide, the Book a Guesthouse Annual Awards Dinner will be held on May 16, at the Riverside Sun Resort, Vaal.

Launched four years’ ago by Tsogo Sun, the Book a Guesthouse programme focuses on sustainability in tourism and aims to encourage growth in the hospitality industry by providing a proven comprehensive framework for success for its entrepreneurs, 92% of whom are women.

Candy Tothill, Tsogo Sun’s Group Internal Communications and Special Projects Manager says: “Tsogo Sun is extremely proud of how the programme is proving to be an excellent way for the group to add value through skills enhancement within the broader hospitality industry, while also investing in the growth of the South African economy.”

All finalists will attend a two-day coaching workshop at Montecasino, were the winner will be selected by a rating system based on a set of criteria measured against a scorecard.

Prizes include R10,000 from Tsogo Sun and an opportunity to attend Master I, The Awareness Process and Master IV, Master of Success from Beyond Coaching, the Southern African licensee of the internationally accredited consciousness coaching academy and partner to the Tsogo Sun Book a Guesthouse programme.

The winner will also become the programme’s ambassador for the year ahead and will receive additional development and exposure as part of their reward.

Previous winners have encouraged other Guesthouses to enter, as this helps to run their establishments profitably and professionally.

Judges include Tsogo Sun’s CEO, Group Human Resources Director and Corporate Finance Manager, respectively.

For further information go to: www.tsogosun.com or www.bookaguesthouse.com.
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