KQ, Diani, Maasai Mara among winners in Africa World Travel Awards

October 8, 2018
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Kenya Airways has emerged as the continent’s leading business and economy airline category while fast jet Airline has been voted as the best low-cost airline/FILE

, Durban, South Africa, Oct 8 – Diani has been voted Africa’s leading beach destination 2018 in the 25th annual World Travel Awards that was held in Durban South Africa.

Diani’s white sandy beach, strategic location and the unique blend of flora and fauna has seen the South Coast voted the best destination beach in Africa for four years in a row.

Kenya Airways has emerged as the continent’s leading business and economy airline category while fast jet Airline has been voted as the best low-cost airline.

Other Kenyan establishments that topped their respective categories include Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa, Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Aberdare Country Club, Mount Kenya Safari Club, Villa Rosa Kempinski among others.

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Betty Radier said the awards are a confirmation of Kenya’s unrivalled top position as a beach and safari destination.

“We are honoured as a destination to receive these awards. The awards truly attest to the fact that Kenya offers an unrivalled beach and safari product experience that is second to none in Africa,” Dr. Radier said.

She said that these awards are proof that Kenya’s travel and hospitality industry is on the right track.

In 2017, Kenya was named the World’s Leading Safari Destination.

 

See below full list of Kenya properties and entities that were announced winners in Durban:

Leading Airline – Business Class                  Kenya Airways

Leading Airline – Economy Class                Kenya Airways

Leading Beach Destination                           Diani Beach

Leading Beach Resort                                     Diani Reef Beach Resort and Spa

Leading Conservation Company                Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Leading Destination Company                    Destination Kenya

Leading Family Resort                                    Leopard Beach Resort & Spa

Leading Green Hotel                                       Aberdare Country Club

Leading Hotel                                                    Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club

Leading Hotel Residences                            Palacina Residences and Suites

Leading Luxury Hotel                                      Villa Rosa Kempinski

Leading luxury tented safari camp             Olare Mara Kempenski Masai Mara

Leading National Park                                    Masai Mara

Leading Private Island Resort                      Manda Bay

Leading tented safari camp                          Finch Hattons

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