And the African Travel Oscars go to …

AFRICA FOCUSES ON SEYCHELLES FOR THE NIGHT OF THE TRAVEL OSCARS

(Posted 17th June 2015)

The Kempinski Seychelles Resort is filling up fast now with just days to go before the Travel Oscars for Africa will be announced on Saturday night. WTA this year chose to hold the Africa award ceremony on the Seychelles’ main island of Mahe and nominees for honours will no doubt do pilgrimage for the event, ready to get their hands on the coveted trophies which have over the years become a quality seal of approval from peers and clients who voted for a particular brand, property and services.

Nominees aplenty were making it into the finals this year, among them Kenya Airways which is up for four awards and will no doubt take extra good care of the passengers flying via Nairobi to Mahe over the coming days.

eTurboNews Inc. is one of the regular media sponsors of the event and will carry the story on Sunday which of the listed nominees has made it to the top, and best wishes are extended to them all, with special bias of course to nominees from Eastern Africa, among them Serena Hotels, Sarova Hotels, Elewana, Gamewatcher/Porini Camps, Hemingways, Kempinski, Fastjet, the Kenya Tourism Board and the Kidepo Valley National Park – the only nominee from Uganda.

Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class 2015 EgyptAir
Ethiopian Airlines
Kenya Airways
Royal Air Maroc
South African Airways

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Africa’s Leading Airline – Economy Class 2015 Air Namibia
EgyptAir
Ethiopian Airlines
Kenya Airways
LAM – Mozambique Airlines
Mango
Precision Air
Royal Air Maroc
South African Airways
Tunis Air

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Africa’s Leading Airline 2015 EgyptAir
Ethiopian Airlines
Kenya Airways
Royal Air Maroc
South African Airways
Tunis Air

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Africa’s Leading Airport 2015 Cairo International Airport, Egypt
Cape Town International Airport, South Africa
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi
King Shaka International Airport, Durban, South Africa
Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco
O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2015 Horus (EgyptAir)
khuluma (Kulula)
La Gazelle (Tunisair)
Msafiri (Kenya Airways)
RAM Magazine (Royal Air Maroc)
Sawubona (South African Airways)
Selamta Magazine (Ethiopian Airlines)

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Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2015 Air Arabia
Fastjet
Kulula
Mango

Car

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Africa’s Leading Business Car Rental Company 2015 Avis
Budget
Europcar
Hertz
Thrifty

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Africa’s Leading Car Rental Company 2015 Avis
Budget
Europcar
Hertz
Thrifty

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Africa’s Leading Leisure Car Rental Company 2015 Avis
Eagle Cars
Europcar

Cruise

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Africa’s Leading Cruise Line 2015 Discover Egypt, Nile Cruises
Oceania Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Silversea Cruises
Sonesta Nile Cruises

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Africa’s Leading Cruise Port 2015 Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Port of Cape Town, South Africa
Port of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Port of Durban, South Africa
Port of Mombasa, Kenya
Port of Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Africa’s Leading River Cruise Company 2015 Avalon Waterways
Discover Egypt, Nile Cruises
Nguni Zambezi Voyager
Oberoi Cruises
Sonesta Nile Cruises
Viking River Cruises

Destination

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Africa’s Leading Beach Destination 2015 Bazaruto, Mozambique
Cape Town, South Africa
Diani Beach, Kenya
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Africa’s Leading Destination 2015 Cape Town, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt
Johannesburg, South Africa
Luxor, Egypt
Marrakech, Morocco
Mombasa, Kenya
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Victoria Falls, Zambia

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Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2015 Cape Town, South Africa
Durban, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Marrakech, Morocco
Nairobi, Kenya
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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Africa’s Leading National Park 2015 Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2015 Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Robben Island, South Africa
Table Mountain, South Africa
V&A Waterfront, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Tourist Board 2015 Egyptian State Tourist Office
Gambia Tourism Board
Ghana Tourism Authority
Kenya Tourism Board
Moroccan National Tourist Office
Namibia Tourism Board
Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation
South Africa Tourism
Tanzania Tourist Board
Zanzibar Commission for Tourism

General

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Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award 2015 &Beyond
Azura Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Fair Trade Tourism
Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, Kenya
Monkey Valley Resort, South Africa
Private Safaris
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Twiga Tours

Hotels & Resorts

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Africa’s Leading All Inclusive Resort 2015 Diamonds Dream of Africa Resort, Kenya
Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
Hilton Hurghada Plaza, Egypt

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Africa’s Leading Beach Resort 2015 AfroChic Diani Beach, Kenya
Almanara Luxury Villas Kenya
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, Mozambique
Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa, Zanzibar
Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort, Zanzibar
Sultan Gardens Resort, Egypt
Swahili Beach, Kenya
The Majlis Resort, Kenya

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Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2015 Azura Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Birkenhead House, South Africa
Camps Bay Retreat, South Africa
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
La Villa des Orangers, Morocco
Lion in the Sun, Kenya
No5 Boutique Art Hotel, South Africa
Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa
The Last Word Long Beach, South Africa
The Peech, South Africa
Tribe Hotel, Kenya

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Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand 2015 African Pride Hotels
Elewana Collection
Hunters Hotels Group
Mantis Collection
Red Carnation Hotels
The Collection By Liz McGrath
The Last Word
The Royal Portfolio

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Africa’s Leading Business Hotel 2015 Conrad Cairo, Egypt
Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel, Kenya
Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano, Egypt.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt
Hilton Durban, South Africa
L Mansion Marrakesh Guest Palace, Morocco
Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar
Sandton Sun, South Africa
Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, Casablanca, Morocco
Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa
Sofitel Marrakech Palais Impérial
The Wheatbaker, Lagos
Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria
Tribe Hotel, Kenya

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Africa’s Leading Casino Resort 2015 Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco
Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel, South Africa
Sun City Resort
The Palazzo Montecasino, South Africa
Wild Coast Sun Resort & Casino, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading City Hotel 2015 Alexandria, Four Seasons, Egypt
Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel, Dar es salam, Tanzania
Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel, Kenya
Hemingways Nairobi, Kenya
Hilton Durban, South Africa
Hyatt Regency Casablanca
InterContinental Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Serena Hotel, Kenya
Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, South Africa
Sandton Sun, South Africa
Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers
Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche
The Michaelangelo, South Africa
Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria

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Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel 2015 Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt
InterContinental Citystars Cairo, Egypt
JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Egypt
Kempinski Hotel, Djibouti
Melrose Arch Hotel, South Africa
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
Sandton Sun, South Africa
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, South Africa
Sun City Resort, South Africa
The Westin Cape Town, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Eco-Lodge 2015 Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique
Campi Ya Kanzi, Kenya
Dugong Beach Lodge, Mozambique
Eagle View
Il Ngwesi Lodge, Kenya
Jock Safari Lodge at Kruger National Park, South Africa
Monkey Valley Resort, South Africa
Sanctuary Olonana, Kenya
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Sasaab Samburu, Kenya

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Africa’s Leading Family Resort 2015 Amani Tiwi Beach Resort, Kenya
Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort, Egypt
Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort, Egypt
Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya
Shamwari Game Reserve – Riverdene Lodge, South Africa
Sultan Gardens Resort, Egypt
Sun City Resort, South Africa
Wild Coast Sun Resort & Casino, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Green Hotel 2015 Hilton Hurghada Plaza, Egypt
Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge, Kenya
Nairobi Serena Hotel, Kenya
Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique
The Aberdare Country Club, Kenya
The Phantom Forest Eco-reserve, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Hotel 2015 Arabella Hotel & Spa, South Africa
Cape Grace, South Africa
Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa, South Africa
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya
Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel, Kenya
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the Nile Plaza, Egypt
Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences, Egypt
La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
Palais Namaskar, Marrakech, Morocco
Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco
Sahara Palace Marrakech, Morocco
Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa
Selman Marrakech, Morocco
The Palace of the Lost City, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand 2015 African Pride Hotels
Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Mantis Collection
Protea Hotels
Serena Hotels
Sofitel Hotels and Resorts
Sun International
Tsogo Sun Hotels

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Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences 2015 Cape Grace, South Africa
Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa, South Africa
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences, Egypt
JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Egypt
Michelangelo Towers, South Africa
Palacina The Residence & The Suites, Kenya
Palmeraie Village, Morocco
Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, South Africa
Taj Cape Town, South Africa
The Residences at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa

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Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite 2015 Churchill Suite at Mena House Oberoi, Cairo, Egypt
Livia’s Presidential Suite at Peermont D’oreale Grande at Emperors Palace, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa
Pool Suite @ Palais Namaskar, Morocco
Presidential Suite @ Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Presidential Suite at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, South Africa
Presidential Suite at Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Royal Suite @ Sahara Palace Marrakech, Morocco

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Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2015 Chongwe Safaris, Chongwe River House, Zambia
Queen Cleopatra Villa @ Royal Savoy Villas, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Riad D’Honneur @ Royal Mansour, Morocco
Riad Deux Chambres @ Selman Marrakech
Royal Villa @ Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco
The Cliff villa @ Alfajiri Villas, Kenya
Villa iZulu @ Thanda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Villa Namaskar @ Palais Namaskar, Morocco
Villa One @ Ellerman House, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge 2015 &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
Norman Carr Safaris, Chinzombo, Zambia
Palala Boutique Game Lodge, South Africa
Royal Malewane, South Africa
Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge
Singita Pamushana Lodge, Zimbabwe
Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Tanzania
Thanda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa 2015 Cottar’s Bush Villa, Maasai Mara, Kenya
Molori Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa
Oasis Palms, El Gouna, Egypt
Tarkuni Villa, Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa
Villa Ezzahra, Marrakech, Morocco
Villa Santorini, Mozambique

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Africa’s Leading MICE Hotel 2015 Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco
InterContinental Citystars Cairo, Egypt
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco
Palais Namaskar, Marrakech, Morocco
Safari Park Hotel & Casino, Kenya
Sandton Sun, South Africa
Sun City Resort, South Africa
The Palazzo Montecasino, South Africa
The Westin Cape Town, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading New Hotel 2015 Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
La Cigale Hôtel Tabarka, Tunisia
Park Hyatt Zanzibar, Tanzania
Royal Palm Marrakech, Morocco
The George Lagos, Nigeria

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Africa’s Leading Private Island Resort 2015 &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa, Mozambique
Azura Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique
Chapwani Private Island, Zanzibar
Manda Bay, Kenya
Rusinga Island Lodge, Kenya
The Funzi Keys, Kenya
Vamizi Island

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Africa’s Leading Resort 2015 Alfajiri Villas, Kenya
Breezes Beach Club, Tanzania
Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Karafuu Hotel Beach Resort, Tanzania
Palmeraie Resort, Morocco
Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Sultan Gardens Resort, Egypt
Sun City Resort, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2015 129 On Kloofnek, South Africa
Cowrie Shell Beach Apartments, Kenya
Ebb Tide Apartments, South Africa
Lawhill Luxury Apartments, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Sports Resort 2015 Champagne Sports Resort, South Africa
Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa, South Africa
Fairmont Zimbali Resort, South Africa
Fancourt Hotel & Country Club, South Africa
Legend Golf & Safari Resort, South Africa
Sun City Resort, South Africa
The Palmeraie Golf Palace & Resort, Morocco
The Steigenberger Golf Resort, Egypt

Meetings & Conventions

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Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2015 Cairo International Conference Centre, Egypt
Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa
Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa
Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa
The Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Kenya

Rail

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Africa’s Leading Luxury Train 2015 Rovos Rail
The Blue Train

Safari

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Africa’s Leading Conservation Company 2015 &Beyond
African Conservation Experience
African Impact
Edge Of Africa
Mala Mala Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa
Singita

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Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand 2015 &Beyond
Legend Lodges, Hotels & Resorts
Shamwari Group
Singita Game Reserves

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Africa’s Leading Luxury Safari Company 2015 Africa Uncovered
JPS Luxury Safaris
Micato Safaris
The Luxury Safari Company
Tiger Safaris
Twiga Tours

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Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve 2015 Ongava Game Lodge and Reserve, Namibia
Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Shambala Private Reserve, South Africa
Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa
Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve, Zimbabwe
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Safari Company 2015 African Welcome Safaris
Eyes on Africa
Go2Africa
Private Safaris
Rhino Africa Safaris
Sun Safaris
Twiga Tours

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Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge 2015 Borana Lodge, Kenya
Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Entabeni Safari Conservancy, South Africa
Finch Hattons, Kenya
Kicheche Bush Camp, Kenya
Loisaba, Kenya
Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Ngerende Island Lodge, Kenya
ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, Botswana
Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa
Singita Ebony Lodge, South Africa
Sirikoi, Kenya
Thanda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2015 Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, South Africa
Elephant Pepper Camp, Kenya
Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, Kenya
Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp Khoka Moya, South Africa
Jongomero Camp, Tanzania
Mahali Mzuri, Kenya
Mumbo Island Lake Malawi
Singita Sabora Camp, Tanzania
Wolwedans Private Camp, Namibia

Spa

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Africa’s Leading Spa Resort 2015 Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, Mozambique
Arabella Hotel & Spa, South Africa
Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa, South Africa
Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya
Es Saadi Gardens & Resort, Marrakech, Morocco
Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya
Selman Marrakech, Morocco
The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, South Africa

Travel Agencies & Tour Operators

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Africa’s Leading Business Travel Agency 2015 Carson Wagonlit Travel
Club Travel Corporate, South Africa
Duma Travel
FCm Travel Solutions
Hemingways Expeditions
Pen Travel South Africa
Sure Giltedge Corporate Travel
Sure Travel, South Africa
Travel with Flair

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Africa’s Leading Destination Management Company 2015 Destination Kenya
Emeco Travel Egypt
Green Route
Tourvest Destination Management, South Africa
Unitours Maroc

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Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator 2015 Abercrombie & Kent
Cox & Kings
Elegant Resorts
Giltedge Travel
Kobo Safaris
Kuoni Group
Micato
Pollmans Tours & Safaris
Pulse Africa
Rhino Africa Safaris
Yampu Tours

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Africa’s Leading Online Travel Agency 2015 AAHolidays.co.za
Africa Point
Flightsite.co.za
Pick n Pay Travel
Southafricaholidays.com
Travel.co.za
Travelstart.co.za

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Africa’s Leading Travel Agency 2015 Club Travel, South Africa
Flight Centre, South Africa
Flight Site, South Africa
Kuoni Travel
Satguru Travel & Tourism
Sure Giltedge Corporate Travel, South Africa
Sure Travel, South Africa
Travel Choice Egypt

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Africa’s Leading Travel Club 2015 DreamTrips
Travel Club
Vacation Hub International

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Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company 2015 American Express Travel Services South Africa
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Club Travel Corporate, South Africa
FCm Travel Solutions
Hemingways Expeditions
HRG Kenya – Elite Travel Services Ltd
HRG Rennies Travel, South Africa
Skylink Travel and Tours Ltd
Sure Giltedge Travel, South Africa
Travel with Flair South Africa

Travel Technology

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Africa’s Leading Online Travel Portal 2015 African Sun Travel
BookingSouthAfrica.com
Getaway Africa
TravelFix

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Africa’s Leading Travel Technology Provider 2015 Illusions Online
Sabre Holdings
Travelport
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