The World Travel Awards has ranked Kenya as the leading tourist destination

Published on : Thursday, November 12, 2020

The World Travel Awards has recently ranked Kenya as the leading tourist destination of Africa in 2020.

Yesterday from England, the results were declared virtually during the 27th WTA finals in an event that overlapped with the Africa Winners Day.

Kenya occupied the top spot for its enticing cocktail of epic savannah landscapes, huge herds of wildlife and palm-fringed beaches. Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Samburu National Reserve, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Sweet Waters Game Reserve, and Tsavo National Park were named among the top safari destinations of Kenya.

This happy news comes at a time when the tourism industry is going through many challenges by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nairobi grabbed the title of Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination while Kenyatta International Convention Centre was named as Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre award.

Nairobi defeated its closest competitor, Cape Town in South Africa which was named as the Leading Festival and Event Destination. Its Table Mountain was named Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction.

A comprehensive year-long search brought in the results for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Travel industry professionals and common public had cast their votes. South African city of Durban was voted Africa’s Leading City Destination.

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club’s exceptional comforts in the shadow of Mt Kenya helped it to confirm the leading Hotel title in Africa in the hospitality sector, while Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in South Africa was named Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel.

The Aberdare Country Club in Kenya was voted Africa’s Leading Green Hotel. Serengeti National Park (Africa’s Leading National Park), Thanda Island, Tanzania (Africa’s Leading Luxury Island), Shambala Private Game Reserve, South Africa (Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve) and The Oberoi, Marrakech (Morocco’s Leading Hotel Suite) were some of the names of other winners.

In 1993, WTA was set up to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

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