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Livingstone Hotel takes top prize at World Travel Awards

Livingstone Hotel takes top prize at World Travel Awards

Livingstone Hotel has topped the polls to be voted Zambia’s Leading Hotel in the 2012 World Travel Awards Africa & Asia Gala Ceremony.

This is the eighth time the hotel has won this award.

Winning a World Travel Award is one of the highest commendations in the travel and tourism industry and this triumph serves as a testament to the hotel’s hard work and commitment to excellence over the last 12 months.

Sun International’s beautiful Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia offers travellers the perfect hideaway to unwind and recharge their batteries.

The five-star hotel, with unsurpassed views of the Victoria Falls, offers the ultimate African encounter to those who seek excellence and quality in their leisure experiences. The property is also to complete a $7 million refurbishment in December 2012, ensuring that standards of excellence will be maintained.

“The tourism and hospitality industry is highly competitive and we can’t afford to rest on our laurels.

“Each year we continue to strive for excellence and seek ways to better improve our service offering to keep up with global trends.

“We are honoured by this recognition,” Joanne Selby, general manager of Royal Livingstone Hotel.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel has also made a real, measurable and sustained contribution to responsible tourism and has received numerous accolades over the years.

“With the resort’s location within both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, the onus is on us to ensure that we are environmentally conscious.

“Furthermore, as a trusted partner in the economic empowerment of our community through varied environmental, social welfare and entrepreneurship initiatives, we are committed to ensure that our business success is reflected in the communities in which we operate,” added Selby.

In an effort to bring about positive change to the Livingstone education system, Sun International united with the government and other cooperative partners have improved the facilities at Zambezi Basic School, Mukuni Basic School, Kazungula GRZ Primary School, Siyanalumba Basic School, Nakatindi Community School and Christ the King Basic School.