#Kenya Tourism celebrates massive success at #WTA2017


(Posted 13th October 2017)

Kenya’s safari and beach products received a massive boost just after concluding the most successful Magical Kenya Travel Expo in Nairobi, when the Maasai Mara Game Reserve was voted Africa’s leading national park and Diani Beach as Africa’s leading beach destination

The Kenya Tourism Board itself also emerged as Africa’s top Tourism Board for the 6th year running, beating other African tourism marketing organizations including the Egyptian Tourist Authority, the Moroccan National Tourism Organization and South African Tourism.

The award ceremony to recognize the Oscars of Travel Industry was held on the 10th October at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda on the opening night of the #AVIADev and #AHIF conferences.

We are honored to have won this prestigious award for the 7th year running. I congratulate the KTB team for, together, continuing to make our great Country shine‘ said KTB CEO, Dr. Betty Radier.

Various Kenyan travel and tourism service providers emerged victorious too, cementing Kenya as Africa’s leading travel and tourism destinations.

Bonfire Adventures led the way as Africa’s leading travel agency award while Destination Kenya bagged Africa’s leading destination management company award.

#Serena Hotels took five trophies home for their various properties including the Mombasa Serena Resort & Spa while #SarovaHotels, Resorts and Game Lodges was crowned Africa’s leading hotel brand. #Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club bagged Africa’s leading hotel award. #HeritageHotels was crowned the country’s leading safari camp brand.

Sirikoi Lodge in Meru won the Africa’s leading luxury lodge award while the five-star Leopard Beach Resort and Spa in Diani won Africa’s leading family resort award. These stood to showcase Kenya rich and dynamic offerings within the counties.

As to ports and airlines did Mombasa port once again scoop Africa’s leading cruise facility award while national carrier #KenyaAirways bagged two awards after it was voted once again as Africa’s leading airline and for the fifth time as Africa’s leading airline – Business Class.

I take this opportunity to congratulate all the other winning Kenyan tourism brands, most notably the Masai Mara Game Reserve for winning ‘Africa’s Leading National Park’; Kenya Airways (KQ) for winning ‘Africa’s Leading Airline’ and ‘Africa’s Leading Airline Business Class‘ said the Kenya Tourism Board Chair, Jimi Kariuki, also happy for his company Sarova Hotels where he works as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Congratulations to the Kenyan winners and fingers crossed some of you make it to the global finals and bring awards home from there too.

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