(Posted 13th September 2022)
Nairobi will be host for the 2022 edition of the World Travel Awards for Africa and the Indian Ocean countries and the event will take place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre on Saturday, the 15th of October.
KICC, located in the centre of the Kenyan capital. was reportedly refurbished and modernized during the Covid19 forced downtime and should be a perfect host venue for the visitors.
Tourism and Hospitality’s Who is Who from across Africa and the Indian Ocean islands are expected to jet into Nairobi to attend this high profile function.
Ms. Nana Gecaga, the CEO of KICC, commented on the news as follows: “We are delighted as a country to host this auspicious event. Kenyans are well prepared and thrilled to give our guests an unforgettable hospitality and a magical experience during the gala ceremony. We are working closely with our partners and stakeholders to come up with very attractive pre- and post-event packages that will ensure the delegates get an all-rounded Kenyan experience during their stay in the country. I will be finishing my 7 years at KICC at the end of this year so I’m extremely honoured to be closing my tenure on such a high note, solidify all I have done and worked hard to reposition KICC to what we all have come to know and see today“.
Graham Cooke, founder of the event, added his own voice when he said:
“We are honoured to host our Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2022 at the KICC, for what will mark our second visit to Nairobi. As tourism bounces back, the gathering will serve as the perfect platform for the industry’s leaders to reunite and a launchpad for future business growth. Our partnership with the KICC will help reinforce Nairobi’s reputation as Africa’s leading destination for business travel and MICE tourism.”