Imbali Foundation hosted the Miss Tourism Swaziland for the first time in 2013.
With just about one month planning and a lot of hard work the Imbali achieved a pageant that was simply spectacular.
Swazi Trails came on board as a sponsor. Two weeks before the finals the date was changed from the RSS to the Mavuso Trade Centre. All previous plans for Decor food sound light and stage had to be revisited and new quotes sourced.
On the 21 of October the first contestants were registered On the 23rd October we had the first elimination event held at Malolotja. A teambuilding exercise plus sightseeing of Malolotja nature reserve. Of the initial 20 girls 16 were asked to attend the first camp.
16 girls together with an additional four girls held their first camp at Mantenga Cultural Village.
At the camp they underwent a couple of exercises, such as a short public speaking exercise, some general knowledge question / answers sessions on tourism and from the literature given on Swazi tourism.
They made an educational tour of the Mantenga Cultural Village, and learned a few traditional dance steps from the Mantenga cultural group.
The girls were made to engage a group of international doctors who were on a working holiday in the country. In the late evening they went for a photo shoot with HRH Princess Sikahnyiso the Principle Princess of the Kingdom at the Royal Villas.
In the morning of Sunday the girls were made to sit in front of a camera for their first interview, this interview is the official profile footage for the girls and will be used in the TV episodes.
In the afternoon of Sunday the girls were assembled for dinner and the four supervisors Ms Sihle Shabalala Mr Tony Dlamini, Mr Antony Angus and Mr Bernhard Reck went about assessing the girls based on the various activities and performances of the weekend. 12 girls were selected to proceed to the finals.
The first International Guest arrived in the country. Mr Bernhard Reck, Ms Sihle Shabalala and Mr Moses Zungu welcomed Mr Datuk Eric and Mr Vejay his education director at the airport both were booked into the Mantenga Cultural Village.
Corporate ticket sales started in earnest on Friday the week before the event the 25th of October. The aim was to sell out the Platinum tables, and all tables were sold out.
All in all the show went well was well received and has been getting good reviews in the papers. The Pageant was hailed as the best held in the Kingdom to date.
Miss Swaziland Tourism Miss Lebo Maseko made Swaziland Proud by representing the Kingdom at the Miss International Tourism event held in Malaysia at the end of 2013.
Miss Swaziland Tourism as part of the charitable work engaged in a number of events; She hosted over 1000 children at Christmas parties held in the four regions of the Kingdom. Miss Swaziland Tourism attended numerous charity events as an official representative.
Thank you to the following sponsors;
KFC, Buy n Save, Central Bank, Swaziland Tourism Authority, Premier Bakery, MTN, SPTC, Electric Source, Salgaorcar, SNPF, Limkokwing, Christian University, Correctional Services, Royal Swazi Police, P Mphiwa, Dups, Global Village, Swazi Trails, SNTC, Wheels Car dealers, Amadi, STA, Diplomats, Arts and Culture.
Because the inaugural event was held late in the year it was deemed best not to hold one the following year.
On May the 15 2015 the Miss Swaziland Tourism 2015 was launched at a spectacular site. Maguga Dam in North of the Kingdom. The launch was held simultaneously with the launch of the Imbali Foundation website.
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