Unbeknown to me Vicky Smith, of Earth Changers, nominated me for the individual lifetime contribution. I was gobsmacked to hear that I had been entered and stunned to discover that I had been selected to be inducted.
"Judges from industry-leading entities Jacobs Media Group, the World Travel & Tourism Council and The Travel Corporation recognised that to receive this award at Hall of Fame, the winner needed to do more as a contribution to tourism than just doing a good job within your business. The judges were looking for truly exemplary people who had done something to change the course of our industry for the better.
Harold has been deemed to have done just that and deserves to be recognised for his phenomenal achievements amongst the industry’s leading lights. We are confident that his continued efforts will inspire others to strive for excellence and inspire the next generation of travel leaders for the global travel industry to follow in his footsteps."
I am grateful to Fiona Jeffery, who had the presence of mind to record this video on my mobile phone and I thank her for it. View VIDEO