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