Published on : Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Kenya has been voted as ‘Africa’s Leading Destination’ by the World Travel Awards (the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism- honouring the best from across the continent) for its popular savannah landscapes, immense herds of wildlife and palm-fringed beaches. The results were officially announced during the inaugural Africa Winners Day, with World Travel Awards.
Nairobi, Kenya’s thriving capital was also named ‘Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination’, and Kenyatta International Convention Centre was declared ‘Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre.’ Meanwhile, Cape Town was declared ‘Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination’ and its majestic Table Mountain picked ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction’.
The fascinating South African city of Durban was voted ‘Africa’s Leading City Destination’. In the hospitality sector, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club bagged the title of ‘Africa’s Leading Hotel’ for its unique comforts in the shadow of the mighty Mount, while Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, South Africa picked up ‘Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel’. Aberdare Country Club, Kenya was voted ‘Africa’s Leading Green Hotel’.
In the aviation sector, Ethiopian Airlines lifted ‘Africa’s Leading Airline’, while ‘Africa’s Leading Airport’ went to Cape Town International Airport.
Kenya Airways picked up both ‘Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class’ and ‘Africa’s Leading Airline – Economy Class’. The results were declared after 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 gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner. Graham Cooke, Founder, World Travel Awards, congratulated every winner and said in a statement that the winners represent the very best of Africa’s travel and tourism sector.
He shared that all the winners have demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges and mentioned that the World Travel Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public ultimately showcasing that the appetite for travel and tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future ahead of the start of global recovery.