World Travel Awards – the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in journey and tourism – has unveiled its Africa and Indian Ocean 2021 winners.
In the Africa groups, Kenya appreciated a powerful showing, with its flourishing capital Nairobi named ‘Africa’s Top Small business Vacation Destination’, Kenyatta Global Conference Centre accumulating ‘Africa’s Main Meetings & Convention Centre’ and Kenya Vacationer Board profitable ‘Africa’s Foremost Vacationer Board’.
Cape City was recognised as ‘Africa’s Foremost Metropolis Destination’ and its majestic Desk Mountain gained ‘Africa’s Major Vacationer Attraction’ for the third yr in succession.
Tanzania – with its national parks, wildlife and palm-fringed seashores – was voted ‘Africa’s Top Destination’.
In the Indian Ocean, Maldives cemented its standing as the definitive secluded sanctuary to earn ‘Indian Ocean’s Main Destination’, ‘Indian Ocean’s Foremost Beach front Destination’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Foremost Dive Destination’.
Maldives Advertising and marketing & General public Relations Corporation was named ‘Indian Ocean’s Main Tourist Board’.
In the meantime the lush forests and palm-fringed seashores of Seychelles served the islands scoop ‘Indian Ocean’s Top Honeymoon Destination’.
Mystical Madagascar was named ‘Indian Ocean’s Primary Environmentally friendly Destination’, whilst Reunion Island was heralded ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Character Destination’.
In the hospitality sector, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club took ‘Africa’s Main Hotel’, although Saxon Lodge, Villas & Spa, South Africa picked up ‘Africa’s Foremost Boutique Hotel’.
In a fiercely-contested group, Vakkaru Maldives was named ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort’, while Velaa Non-public Island, Maldives won ‘Indian Ocean’s Primary Private Island Resort’.
In the newcomer categories, Radisson Lodge & Convention Centre, Johannesburg was voted ‘Africa’s Major New Hotel’ with ‘Indian Ocean’s Primary New Resort’ likely to ‘Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas’.
In the aviation sector, Kenya Airways won both of those ‘Africa’s Major Airline’ and ‘Africa’s Primary Airline – Company Class’, Cape City International Airport took ‘Africa’s Major Airport’, though Air Seychelles gathered ‘Indian Ocean’s Primary Airline’.
The benefits comply with a year-long look for for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality manufacturers.
Votes ended up forged by travel sector professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a classification named as the winner.
Graham Cooke, founder, Entire world Travel Awards, explained: “Our winners signify the quite ideal of vacation and hospitality in Africa and the Indian Ocean and my congratulations to every single of them.
“They are all taking part in starring roles in spearheading the travel and tourism restoration.”
Region-amount winners involve Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve (Namibia’s Primary Safari Lodge’) Xigera Safari Lodge (‘Botswana’s Primary Luxurious Safari Lodge’) and Morukuru Seaside Lodge (‘South Africa’s Primary Seashore Hotel’).
World Travel Awards was founded in 1993 to admit, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism sector.
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Each calendar year, World Journey Awards handles the world with a sequence of regional gala ceremonies staged to acknowledge and celebrate individual and collective good results inside of just about every key geographical region.