Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2011

16 September 2011 - Sharm el Sheikh

Africa & Indian Ocean

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This year the event was held at the Egypt Hall at SOHO SQUARE in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

A number of Egyptian tourist attractions, hotels and organisations emerged victorious at the WTA 2011 Africa & Indian Ocean Ceremony.

Winners included the Pyramids of Giza, which beat off stiff competition from Victoria Falls, Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro to win “Africa’s Leading Attraction”. Meanwhile Egypt Air saw off the likes of South African Airways, Air Namibia, Kenya Airways and Royal Air Maroc to collect “Africa’s Leading Business Class Airline”.

Sierra Resort Sharm el Sheikh was voted “Egypt’s Leading All-inclusive Resort”.

Other blue ribbon winners included Cape Town voted “Africa’s Leading Destination”; Abercrombie & Kent winning “Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator” and Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa, South Africa named “Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel”. Meanwhile Sonava Gili won “Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort” and the Maldives picked up “Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination”.

The industry’s elite – including government ministers, tourist board chiefs and CEOs of blue-chip travel companies – travelled from across Africa and the Indian Ocean to attend the glittering gala ceremony, which was headlined by Lebanese music sensation Carole Samaha.

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