World Travel Awards reveals Africa winners

16 October 2013 - Nairobi, Kenya

World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2013

Kenya Tourism Board, Twiga Tours, Kenya Airways, Serena Hotels, &Beyond and Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya were among the top names to emerge victorious at the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony hosted by the elegant Safari Park Hotel & Casino, Nairobi, Kenya.

World Travel Awards celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year and is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade, celebrating those companies, organisations and brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence in product and service.

Kenya Tourism Board

Africa's Leading New Hotel went to Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, Kenya while Africa’s Leading Responsible Tourism Award went to Twiga Tours. Africa's Leading National Reserve went to Masia Mara National Reserve in Kenya and Africa's Leading Hotel Brand to Serena Hotels.

Voters from around the world selected Kenya Airways as Africa’s Leading Airline Business Class while Africa's Leading Travel Management Company went to Travel with Flair. The coveted award for Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand went to &Beyond, Africa's Leading Tented Safari Camp was awarded to Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, Kenya's Leading Beach Resort went to Swahili Beach Kenya and Kenya's Leading Tented Safari Camp to Encounter Mara.

Graham E. Cooke, President and Founder, World Travel Awards said: “We are proud to have held these Awards in Nairobi after recent events, to not only show support for the Kenya Tourism Board but Africa as a premier tourist destination that creates jobs and drives a significant part of each country’s GDP. Africa is a very competitive region for our World Travel Awards, and these winners continue to serve as an example of the most luxurious and innovative brands with unique hospitality products and services. Tonight’s recipients strive to set the highest possible bar to raise the standards of excellence in travel and tourism and it has been an honour to hold our ceremony here in Kenya, regarded as one of the most beautiful countries in the world.”

Notes to Edititors

Useful Links

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Safari Park Hotel & Casino:

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