The winners of the World Travel Awards for Africa for 2021 have been announced.
The World Travel Awards (WTA) is the premier organization for recognizing and rewarding achievements in travel and tourism. They have announced the winners of their year-long search for the best travel, tourist, and hospitality companies worldwide. Travel industry professionals and the general public submit votes, with the candidate receiving the most votes in each category being declared the winner.
Kenya had a very impressive showing in Africa cementing its stature in the travel industry. Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling capital city, was awarded ‘Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination,’ while the Kenya Tourist Board took home the title of ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Board.’ The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club was named ‘Africa’s Leading Hotel’ in the hospitality industry. Both ‘Africa’s Leading Airline’ and ‘Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class’ were awarded to Kenya Airways.
“Our winners represent the very best of travel and hospitality in Africa and the Indian Ocean and my congratulations to each of them. They are all playing starring roles in spearheading the travel and tourism recovery,” said Graham Cooke the founder of the awards.
South Africa received a lot of recognition as well. ‘Africa’s Leading Airport’ was awarded to Cape Town International Airport. For the third year in a row, Cape Town was named ‘Africa’s Leading City Destination,’ and Table Mountain was named ‘Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction.’ Other notable mentions include South Africa’s Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa which was named ‘Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel,’ while Johannesburg’s Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre was named ‘Africa’s Leading New Hotel.’
Tanzania’s incredible natural attractions, national parks, wildlife, and palm-fringed beaches earned it the title of “Africa’s Leading Destination.”