Kenya Voted ‘Africa’s Leading Destination’ by World Travel Awards

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Nairobi, the capital City of Kenya. PHOTO: KHUSOKO

Kenya has been voted ‘Africa’s Leading Destination’ at the 27th World Travel Awards.  

Nairobi was named ‘Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination’, and Kenyatta International Convention Centre collecting ‘Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’).

“This is a big encouragement to everybody in the tourism sector and shows that even as we go through this difficult time, Kenya still remains the top destination in Africa. We shall continue to improve our tourism products and to showcase our diverse offerings globally so that we remain ready for take-off once travel resumes fully,” said Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Chairman Jimi Kariuki.

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

Graham Cooke, founder, World Travel Awards, said: “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.”


  • Africa’s Leading Airline 2020 Ethiopian Airlines
  • Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class 2020 Kenya Airways
  • Africa’s Leading Airline – Economy Class 2020 Kenya Airways
  • Africa’s Leading Airline Brand 2020 Kenya Airways
  • Africa’s Leading Airport 2020 Cape Town International Airport, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2020 Hotel La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Africa’s Leading Beach Destination 2020 Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Beach Resort 2020 Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, Mozambique
  • Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020 Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand 2020 Mantis Collection
  • Africa’s Leading Business Car Rental Company 2020 Avis
  • Africa’s Leading Business Hotel 2020 Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria
  • Africa’s Leading Business Travel Agency 2020 Satguru Travel
  • Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination 2020 Nairobi, Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Car Rental Company 2020 Europcar
  • Africa’s Leading Casino Resort 2020 Sun City Resort, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading City Destination 2020 Durban, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading City Hotel 2020 Fairmont The Norfolk, Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel 2020 Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Africa’s Leading Conservation Company 2020 Singita
  • Africa’s Leading Cruise Line 2020 Oceania Cruises
  • Africa’s Leading Cruise Port 2020 Port of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Africa’s Leading Curated Group Travel Company 2020 Rovia
  • Africa’s Leading Design Hotel 2020 MannaBay, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Destination 2020 Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Destination Management Company 2020 Destination Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Family Resort 2020 Baobab Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination 2020 Cape Town, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand 2020 Singita
  • Africa’s Leading Green Hotel 2020 Aberdare Country Club, Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Hotel 2020 Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand 2020 Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences 2020 Palacina The Residence & The Suites, Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite 2020 Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite @ Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2020 Índico (LAM – Mozambique Airlines)
  • Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2020 fastjet
  • Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2020 Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2020 Villa Two @ Ellerman House, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Luxury Island 2020 Thanda Island, Tanzania
  • Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge 2020 Silvan Safari, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa 2020 Villa iZulu @ Thanda Safari, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Luxury Resort 2020 Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Africa’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge 2020 Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania
  • Africa’s Leading Luxury Tented Safari Camp 2020 Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara, Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator 2020 Rhino Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Luxury Train 2020 The Blue Train
  • Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2020 Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2020 Durban, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading National Park 2020 Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • Africa’s Leading New Hotel 2020 The Houghton Hotel, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Online Travel Agency 2020
  • Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve 2020 Shambala Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Private Island Resort 2020 Chapwani Private Island, Zanzibar
  • Africa’s Leading Resort 2020 Sun City Resort, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading River Cruise Company 2020 Zambezi Queen Collection
  • Africa’s Leading Safari Company 2020 Go2Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge 2020 Thanda Safari Lodge at Thanda Safari, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2020 Lawhill Luxury Apartments, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Sports Resort 2020 Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2020 Finch Hattons, Kenya
  • Africa’s Leading Tour Operator 2020 Pollman’s Tours & Safaris
  • Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2020 Table Mountain, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Tourist Board 2020 Kenya Tourism Board
  • Africa’s Leading Travel Agency 2020 Club Travel, South Africa
  • Africa’s Leading Travel Club 2020 Beekman Managed Portfolio
  • Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company 2020 FCM Travel Solutions
  • Africa’s Most Romantic Resort 2020 Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, Mozambique
  • Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award 2020 Twiga Tours


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