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World Travel Awards – the main authority that recognises and rewards excellence in journey and tourism – has unveiled its Africa and Indian Ocean 2021 winners.

In the Africa classes, Kenya loved a robust displaying, with its thriving capital Nairobi named ‘Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination’, Kenyatta International Convention Centre accumulating ‘Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’ and Kenya Tourist Board profitable ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Board’.

Cape Town was recognised as ‘Africa’s Leading City Destination’ and its majestic Table Mountain gained ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ for the third yr in succession.

Tanzania – with its nationwide parks, wildlife and palm-fringed seashores – was voted ‘Africa’s Leading Destination’.

In the Indian Ocean, Maldives cemented its fame because the definitive secluded sanctuary to win ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination’, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination’.

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation was named ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board’.

Meanwhile the plush forests and palm-fringed seashores of Seychelles helped the islands scoop ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’.

Mystical Madagascar was named ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Destination’, whereas Reunion Island was heralded ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Nature Destination’.

In the hospitality sector, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club took ‘Africa’s Leading Hotel’, whereas Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, South Africa picked up ‘Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel’.

In a fiercely-contested class, Vakkaru Maldives was named ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort’, whereas Velaa Private Island, Maldives gained ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Private Island Resort’.

In the newcomer classes, Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg was voted ‘Africa’s Leading New Hotel’ with ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort’ going to ‘Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas’.

In the aviation sector, Kenya Airways gained each ‘Africa’s Leading Airline’ and ‘Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class’, Cape Town International Airport took ‘Africa’s Leading Airport’, whereas Air Seychelles collected ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’.

The outcomes comply with a year-long seek for the world’s high journey, tourism and hospitality manufacturers.

Votes have been forged by journey trade professionals and the general public, with the nominee gaining probably the most votes in a class named because the winner.

Graham Cooke, founder, World Travel Awards, mentioned: “Our winners signify the perfect of journey and hospitality in Africa and the Indian Ocean and my congratulations to every of them.

“They are all playing starring roles in spearheading the travel and tourism recovery.”

Country-level winners embrace Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve (Namibia’s Leading Safari Lodge’); Xigera Safari Lodge (‘Botswana’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge’); and Morukuru Beach Lodge (‘South Africa’s Leading Beach Hotel’).

More Information

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and rejoice excellence throughout all sectors of the tourism trade.

Today, the World Travel Awards model is acknowledged globally as the final word hallmark of high quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each yr, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a sequence of regional gala ceremonies staged to acknowledge and rejoice particular person and collective success inside every key geographical area.

For extra details about World Travel Awards go to the official website, or discover a full checklist of Africa and Indian Ocean winners here.



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