Kenya tops World Travel Awards winners in Africa and Indian Ocean | New


World Travel Awards – the leading authority that recognizes and rewards excellence in travel and tourism – has unveiled its 2021 Africa and Indian Ocean winners.

In the Africa categories, Kenya enjoyed a strong performance, with its thriving capital Nairobi named ‘Africa’s leading business travel destination’, with the Kenyatta International Convention Center hosting ‘the leading meeting and conference center’. Africa ”and Kenya Tourism Board winning“ Africa’s First Tourism Board ”.

Cape Town has been recognized as “Africa’s Leading Tourist Destination” and its majestic Table Mountain has won the title of “Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction” for the third year in a row.

Tanzania – with its national parks, wildlife and palm-fringed beaches – has been voted “Africa’s Leading Destination”.

In the Indian Ocean, the Maldives have solidified their reputation as a definitive secluded sanctuary by winning ‘Best Indian Ocean Destination’, ‘Best Indian Ocean Beach Destination’ and ‘Best Diving Destination in the Indian Ocean’. ‘Indian Ocean “.

The Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation has been named the “First Indian Ocean Tourism Board”.

Meanwhile, the lush forests and palm-fringed beaches of the Seychelles have helped the islands win the ‘top Indian Ocean honeymoon destination’.

Mystical Madagascar has been named “First Green Destination in the Indian Ocean”, while Reunion Island has been proclaimed “First Nature Destination in the Indian Ocean”.

In the hospitality sector, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club won the “Africa’s Leading Hotel” award, while Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in South Africa won “Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel”.

In a fiercely contested category, Vakkaru Maldives was named “The Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort”, while Velaa Private Island in the Maldives won “The Indian Ocean’s Leading Private Resort”.

In the newcomer categories, the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, Johannesburg was voted “Best New Hotel in Africa” ​​and “Best New Resort in the Indian Ocean” at “Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas”.

In the aviation sector, Kenya Airways won both “Africa’s Leading Airline” and “Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class”, Cape Town International Airport won “Africa’s Leading Airport”, while Air Seychelles won “Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline”.

The findings follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands.

Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee receiving the most votes in a category designated as the winner.

Graham Cooke, Founder of World Travel Awards, said: “Our winners represent the best in travel and hospitality in Africa and the Indian Ocean and I congratulate each of them.

“They all play a leading role in boosting travel and tourism. “

Country level winners include Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve (Namibia’s leading Safari Lodge); Xigera Safari Lodge (“The best luxury lodge in Botswana”); and Morukuru Beach Lodge (“South Africa’s best beach hotel”).

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The World Travel Awards were created in 1993 to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry.

Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized around the world as the ultimate quality brand, with the winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each year, the World Travel Awards span the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies held to recognize and celebrate individual and collective successes in each key geographic region.

For more information on the World Travel Awards, visit the official website or find the full list of Africa and Indian Ocean winners here.

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