Thursday, April 11, 2013

Kenya to host 2013 World Travel Awards in October

The Kenya Tourism Board has announced that the country has been selected to host the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) set for 16th October this year.

Dubbed the 'Oscars of Tourism', the awards seek to recognize excellence in travel, tourism and hospitality industry and thus encouraging them to uphold constant improvement in delivery of service and products.

In a recent press release, KTB's Managing Director Muriithi Ndegwa was quoted as saying: "World Travel Awards (WTA) is coming to Kenya at the right time after a successful and peaceful general election under a new constitution. This has further raised the country’s profile as a safe destination" while Graham E. Cooke, President and Founder of WTA added, "The selection of our hosts is fundamental to the success of our awards programme, and Kenya as a nation has all the ingredients to rise to the challenge of hosting our Africa Ceremony – a warm, vibrant and progressive nation, brimming with enthusiasm and creativity. Tourism is vital to Kenya’s economy, contributing 12 percent to its GDP and sustaining one in ten jobs. The future is bright for Kenya, given the nation’s overwhelming natural resources, its unrivaled wildlife experiences and pristine beaches."

Entry is now open for all regional categories – Africa, Asia, Australasia, Caribbean, Europe, and North, South & Central America. 

For further details, including entry forms and closing deadlines for nominations, visit

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