Kenya’s capital and largest city, Nairobi has been named Africa’s Leading business travel destination during the 2021 edition of World Travel Awards, Africa and Indian Ocean, defeating Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cairo, Accra and Lagos.
The World Travel Awards, Africa and Indian Ocean is held annually to celebrate top brands and services across the tourism and hospitality sector.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the Kenyatta International Convention Centre also bagged the ‘Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’ honour.
Cape Town also clinched Africa’s leading city destination award thrashing Kigali, Nairobi, Durban, Johannesburg, Luxor, Marrakech and Sharm El Sheikh.
In the aviation category, Kenya Airways was named 2021 Africa’s Leading Airline and Africa’s Leading Airline in the Business Class category. While Ethiopia Airlines won Africa’s leading airline brand and Africa’s leading Airline economy class categories.
Cape Town was however named Africa’s leading airport. While Nigeria’s Four Points by Sheraton was named Africa’s leading airport hotel.
It was learnt that the brands were selected by qualified executives working within the travel and tourism industry and the consumer buyer.
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club bagged Africa’s Leading Hotel award while Hemingways Watamu was named Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort.
The Norfolk was named as Africa’s Leading City Hotel 2021 with Olare Mara winning the award for Africa’s Leading Luxury Tented Safari Camp.
The award for Africa’s Leading Sports Resort was won by Ocean Sports Resort located in Watamu.
Kenya Tourism board was named Africa’s leading board for the eighth time in ten years.
The founder, World Travel Awards, Graham Cooke, during his remark noted that: “Our winners represent the very best of travel and hospitality in Africa and the Indian Ocean and my congratulations to each of them. They are all playing starring roles in spearheading the travel and tourism recovery”.