Hosts announced for World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony

3 October 2017 - London, UK


World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017

World Travel Awards (WTA) has named the hosts for its upcoming Africa Gala Ceremony 2017.

George Ndirangu and Makeda Mahadeo will compere the show, which will take place in Rwanda’s thriving capital, Kigali, on 10th October.

Ndirangu is a presenter and producer at CNBC Africa, covering daily business news across the region. Fellow local star, Mahadeo, is a passionate DJ and media personality.

Mr Graham E Cooke, World Travel Awards Founder and President, said: "George Ndirangu and Makeda Mahadeo are two of the most talented and brilliant presenters in Rwanda, and we look forward to working with them at our upcoming Africa Gala Ceremony."

World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 will take place at the five star Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre – which features the first convention centre in Rwanda with room for up to 5,000 delegates – alongside the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and AviaDev Africa (10th-12th October).


The leading hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa, AHIF is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa.

AviaDev Africa is a unique event bringing together airports, airlines, governments, industry suppliers and tourism authorities to determine the future air connectivity and infrastructure development of Africa. The event provides an opportunity for the aviation and hotel development communities to share intelligence on their future plans, catalysing tourism development on the continent.

A full list of nominees for the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony can be seen at: www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees/2017/africa

Notes to Editors

About World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.

World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.

For more information about World Travel Awards, please visit the official website, www.worldtravelawards.com.

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