Celebrating

Africa,Excellence,People,Hospitality

We are on a mission to recognize and celebrate organizational excellence.

The Annual Pyne Awards Africa is the picture-perfect platform for bringing hospitality & tourism industry leaders together as well as celebrating brand excellence and individual achievements. It is our way of recognizing and rewarding people’s abilities and accomplishments. We were founded in Lagos, Nigeria and the United States, and have kept our promise of annually recognizing excellence and talent in performing outstanding work. With over 30 workers and partners, we have expanded into additional African nations, providing unique experiences through Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE).

Our mission will always be to recognize and celebrate organizational excellence, spotlight excellent employees, and acknowledge their contributions to the Hospitality and Tourism industries. We are an ethical and honest organization that bestows genuine honours to deserving winners.

This year’s event celebrates the future of tourism in Africa. Africa is excited to celebrate pioneers in African countries and every African doing outstanding work in tourism, hospitality and travel globally.

We are honoured to be endorsed by the African Tourism Board (ATB), the Federation of Nigerian Tourism Associations (FTAN), and the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), as well as the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, the Oromia Tourism Commission in Ethiopia, and the International Hospitality Institute in Texas, USA. Additionally, we are happy to have as Event Partners Eko Hotels & Suites, Nwando’s Signature Events, Silverbird Group, and Robert Taylor Media.

The Pyne Awards have played a critical role in influencing and transforming the narrative of Africa’s service culture, attitudes, excellence, and business structures in order to align with international best practices and global standards.

Amaka Amatokwu
Founder/Executive Director

Nominations

All of our awards are judged by a panel of distinguished industry experts who adhere to a stringent judging code of conduct and are not eligible to enter. Our thorough, two-step judging method is objective, fair, and consistent across all entries. Qualified entries will be vetted and judged by our judging experts. In certain categories, the final six official nominees will be announced for public voting; in others, our judging panel will decide.

Award Categories

We have over forty (40) award categories across the under-listed headlines:

This award recognizes brands and brand owners that are involved in the African hospitality and tourism ecosystems. Awards under this headline shine the spotlight on brand excellence, higher service quality, exceptional customer service, customer experiences, ambience, guest review/rating, and brand accomplishments. 

Individuals and workers of brands operating in the African tourism and hospitality ecosystems are recognized in this award category. It focuses on the accomplishments and achievements of these individuals over the course of their careers.

This award recognizes individuals, brands, and initiatives that contribute to the African hospitality and tourism industries. It demonstrates the extent to which they have contributed to the development and growth of the sector.

This award recognizes individuals who over the years have contributed to the development and growth of the African hospitality and tourism industry while leaving a legacy for the next generation.

Criteria

For Brands & Organizations

  1. Must be a direct stakeholder in Africa’s tourism and hospitality ecosystems
  2. Nominees and brands must have been in operation for a minimum of one year prior to the submission deadline.
  3. To be considered, nominees must have a demonstrated track record of excellence, exceptional customer service, and people management (both internally and externally).
  4. Any technology product or company must be operational for a minimum of one year from the date of application.
  5. Only entries that are completed will be considered.
  6. Entries must be submitted in the English language.
  7. Submissions must be made via the nomination link/form.
  8. If additional information is required, qualified nominees will be notified.

For Individuals

  1. Must be a direct stakeholder in Africa’s tourism and hospitality ecosystems
  2. Nominees must have worked in the industry for at least three years before submitting their applications.
  3. Nominees must have a demonstrated track record of excellence, stellar customer service abilities, and remarkable accomplishments.
  4. Nominees for The Rising Star Award categories must have worked in the industry for a minimum of one year prior to submission.
  5. Only entries that are completed will be considered.
  6. Entries must be submitted in the English language.
  7. Submissions must be made via the nomination link/form.
  8. If additional information is required, qualified nominees will be notified.

How to nominate

To submit your most exceptional brands and individuals for this year’s Pyne Awards Africa, simply click the nomination button, complete the form, attach any supporting documentation that would aid your nominee’s qualification and chances, and submit.

Qualified entries will be contacted for additional information, please ensure that you provide accurate information.

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