Dragonfly Africa and their partner Green Route are the first DMC’s that win a SITE Crystal Award for an event organized and hosted in East Africa. This is the 10th ‘Oscar’ won by the Dragonfly Africa Group (including partners Green Route and Dragonfly Africa). ‘This award reinforces our belief that the East African countries – Tanzania, including Zanzibar, and Rwanda are finally being recognised as true stand-alone incentive destinations’, says Rupert Jeffries, Executive Chairman – Dragonfly Africa Group.
Excellence in Incentive Travel
The SITE Crystal Awards were recently handed out during a special SITE event in New Delhi, India. Together with the Australia based IGA International Retailer Tour, Dragonfly Africa won the award in the category ‘Excellence in Incentive Travel’. They managed to organize an award winning event, in close cooperation with Directions Conference & Incentive Management, also an Australia based organization.
The award is not only a win for the Dragonfly Africa Group and for organizing one successful event, it is a win for the whole region: for East- and South-Africa as interesting MICE destinations. To consistently produce award-winning events, as the Dragonfly Africa Group has shown is possible, requires the whole MICE industry in South and East Africa to collectively deliver world-class service and team work.
The Dragonfly Africa Group, existing of Dragonfly Africa and Green Route, was part of 10 winning Crystal Awards cases, the largest number of awards that has ever been won by MICE professionals from Africa:
1995: Sphinx UK – ‘Trip Delivery’ – Green Route
1996: Thermo King USA – ‘Best Trip Delivery’ – Dragonfly Africa
1998: Allied Signal USA – ‘Most Creative Use of Incentive Travel’ – Dragonfly Africa
2001: IBM USA – ‘Trip Delivery’ – Green Route
2006: BMW North America Grand Travel Award Dinner – ‘Most Outstanding Catered Event at an Incentive Program’ – Dragonfly Africa
2009: Securian Financial Group USA – ‘Outstanding Sustainable Motivational Experience’ – Dragonfly Africa
2011: Fuji Xerox Australia – ‘Best Destination based Experiential Travel Program’ – Dragonfly Africa
2013: AIMIA & Microsoft EMEA Club 2012 – ‘Most Impactful Effort toward Corporate Social Responsibility as part of an Incentive Program’ – Dragonfly Africa
2014: Genband USA President’s Circle – ‘Most Impactful Effort toward Corporate Social Responsibility as part of an Incentive Program’ – Dragonfly Africa
2015: Metcash Food & Grocery – ‘Excellence in Incentive Travel’ – Africa/Middle East – Dragonfly Africa
‘We are very proud to be associated with the SITE organisation and thank all involved for honouring and recognising our expertise and creativity in this specialised sector of business motivation.’ – Rupert Jeffries.
For more information about the MICE possibilities of South Africa, please contact our partner Green Route (Dragonfly Africa Group).