From left - Nonjabulo Zwane awarding the WTA for Africa's leading Conservation company 2018 to Schola Waihenya, Head of Human Capital, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Kenya won a total of 15 titles in the Africa category of the World Travel Awards(WTA) during an Africa & Indian Ocean Gala ceremony held on October 7 in Durban, South Africa.

Kenyan hotels, companies and airlines among others received high recognition at the WTA which was hosting its 25th edition of the awards.

Among the winners were Destination Kenya which was recognized as Africa’s leading destination management company, while Diani Beach was awarded as the leading beach destination on the continent.

In the Kenya category, Crowne Plaza was crowned the country’s leading business hotel with the Villa Rosa Kempinsky winning the luxury hotel category.


Full List of Winners: Kenya

Kenya’s Leading Beach Resort 2018 – Leopard Beach Resort & Spa

Kenya’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2018 – Hemingways Nairobi

Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel 2018- Crowne Plaza Nairobi

Kenya’s Leading Car Rental Company 2018 – Glory Car Hire

Kenya’s Leading Domestic Safari Carrier 2018 – Fly540

Kenya’s Leading Hotel 2018 – Sarova Stanley

Kenya’s Leading Hotel Residences 2018 – Palacina The Residence & The Suites

Kenya’s Leading Hotel Suite 2018 – Presidential Suite @ Tribe Hotel

Kenya’s Leading Inbound Tour Operator 2018 – Pollman’s Tours & Safaris

Kenya’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2018 – Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi

Kenya’s Leading Resort 2018 – Hemingways Watamu

Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand 2018 – Heritage Hotels

Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge 2018 – Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Kenya’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2018 – Sarova Mara Game Camp

Kenya’s Leading Travel Agency 2018 – Bonfire Adventures

Kenya’s Leading Travel Management Company 2018 – Carlson Wagonlit Travel Kenya

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Full List of Winners: Africa

Africa’s Leading Airline 2018 – Ethiopian Airlines

Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class 2018 – Kenya Airways

Africa’s Leading Airline – Economy Class 2018 – Kenya Airways

Africa’s Leading Airline Brand 2018 – Ethiopian Airlines

Africa’s Leading Airport 2018 – Cape Town International Airport, South Africa

Africa’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2018 – Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Africa’s Leading Beach Destination 2018 – Diani Beach, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Beach Resort 2018 – Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa

Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2018 – Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand 2018 – Mantis Collection

Africa’s Leading Business Car Rental Company 2018 – Avis

Africa’s Leading Business Hotel 2018 – Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria

Africa’s Leading Business Travel Agency 2018 – Satguru Travel & Tourism

Africa’s Leading Car Rental Company 2018 – Europcar

Africa’s Leading Casino Resort 2018 – Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco

Africa’s Leading City Destination 2018 – Durban, South Africa

Africa’s Leading City Hotel 2018 – Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Travel Agency 2018: Bonfire Adventures

Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel 2018 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

Africa’s Leading Conservation Company 2018 – Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Africa’s Leading Cruise Line 2018 – Silversea Cruises

Africa’s Leading Cruise Port 2018 – Port of Durban, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Curated Group Travel Company 2018 – Rovia

Africa’s Leading Design Hotel 2018 – MannaBay, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Destination 2018 – South Africa

Africa’s Leading Destination Management Company 2018 – Destination Kenya

Africa’s Leading Family Resort 2018 – Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination 2018 – Cape Town, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand 2018 – &Beyond

Africa’s Leading Green Hotel 2018 –  Aberdare Country Club, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Hotel 2018 – Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand 2018 – Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences 2018 –  Palacina The Residence & The Suites, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite 2018 – Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite @ Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2018 – Sawubona (South African Airways)

Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2018 – fastjet

Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2018 – Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2018 – Villa Two @ Ellerman House, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Luxury Island 2018 – Thanda Island, Tanzania

Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge 2018 – Silvan Safari, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa 2018 – Villa iZulu @ Thanda Safari, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Luxury Resort 2018 – Fairmont Zimbali Resort, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Luxury Tented Safari Camp 2018 – Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator 2018 –  Abercrombie & Kent

Africa’s Leading Luxury Train 2018 – The Blue Train

Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2018 – Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2018 – Durban, South Africa

Africa’s Leading MICE Hotel 2018 – Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco

Africa’s Leading National Park 2018 – Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Africa’s Leading New Hotel 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel Tunis, Tunisia

Kenya’s Leading Domestic Safari Carrier 2018: Fly540

Africa’s Leading New Resort 2018 – Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

Africa’s Leading Online Travel Agency 2018 – Travel Dreams

Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve 2018 – Shambala Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Private Island Resort 2018 – Manda Bay, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Resort 2018 – Sun City Resort, South Africa

Africa’s Leading River Cruise Company 2018 – Zambezi Queen Collection

Africa’s Leading Safari Company 2018 – Rhino Africa

Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge 2018 – Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania

Africa’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2018 – Lawhill Luxury Apartments, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Sports Resort 2018 – Legend Golf & Safari Resort, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2018 – Finch Hattons, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Tour Operator 2018 – Pollman’s Tours & Safaris

Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2018 – Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Africa’s Leading Tourist Board 2018 – South Africa Tourism

Africa’s Leading Travel Agency 2018 – Bonfire Adventures

Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company 2018 – FCM Travel Solutions

Africa’s Most Romantic Resort 2018 – Pezula Hotel, South Africa

Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award 2018 – Gamewatchers Safaris

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