Winners include Kenya voted ‘Africa’s Leading Destination’, while Nairobi was named ‘Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination’; and Kenyatta International Convention Centre collecting ‘Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’.
Cape Town was declared Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination and its majestic Table Mountain picked Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction. The city of Durban was voted Africa’s Leading City Destination.
In the hospitality sector<!>, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club’s unique comforts in the shadow of the mighty Mount Kenya helped it to the title of Africa’s Leading Hotel, while Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, South Africa picked up Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel, while Aberdare Country Club, Kenya was voted Africa’s Leading Green Hotel.
In the aviation sector<!>, Ethiopian Airlines lifted Africa’s Leading Airline, while Africa’s Leading Airport went to Cape Town International Airport. Kenya Airways picked up both Africa’s Leading Airline - Business Class’ and Africa’s Leading Airline - Economy Class.
The results follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.
Graham Cooke, Founder, World Travel Awards, says: "Our winners represent the very best of Latin America’s travel and tourism sector and my congratulations to each of them. They have all demonstrated remarkable resilience in a year of unprecedented challenges."
He adds: "The World Travel Awards 2020 programme received a record number of votes cast by the public. This shows that the appetite for travel and tourism has never been stronger and bodes well for the industry’s future as the global recovery begins."
Other winners include Africa’s Leading National Park, Serengeti National Park; Africa’s Leading Luxury Island, Thanda Island, Tanzania; Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve, Shambala Private Game Reserve, South Africa; and Morocco’s Leading Hotel Suite, The Oberoi, Marrakech.