Saturday, September 22, 2012

Kenya’s Travel and Tourism Industry Honored at WTA

Diamonds Dream of Africa Resort in Malindi, Kenya 
Kenya at the Oscars of the Travel Industry
Leading players in the Kenyan travel and tourism industry were feted at the 19th edition of the World Travel Awards held earlier this week.
Among the top winners included Magical Kenya and Diamonds Dream of Africa Resort who walked away with Africa’s Leading Tourist Board and Africa’s Leading Beach Hotel award respectively.
This year’s award list was dominated by South Africa and Morocco who scooped most of the awards in the over 50 categories.      
The African awardees who were voted for by travel agents worldwide will progress to the WTA’s Grand Final to face winners from other regions in New Delhi, India on 12 December 2012.  
Established in 1993, WTA objective is to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence in the tourism industry. The annual programme has grown in leaps and bounds to become the most coveted and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry.

Other award winners from Kenya included:
Kenya’s Leading Hotel – The Sarova Stanley
Kenya’s Leading Resort – Leopard Beach Resort
Kenya’ s Leading Beach Resort – Swahili Beach
Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel – The Sarova Stanley
Kenya’s Leading Tented Safari Camp – Encounter Mara Camp
Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge – Finch Hattons
Kenya’s Leading Golf Resort – The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort  
Kenya’s Leading Travel Management Company – Carlson Wagonlit Travel
To see the full list of winners go to   

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