Winners of World Travel Awards Africa announced

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The World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 recently took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in host city Kigali – alongside the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and AviaDev Africa.

Host country, Rwanda took the top title as Africa’s leading destination, while South Africa’s seaside city of Durban was named Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination. Durban International Convention Centre picked up the award for Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre.

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa scooped the award for Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite and South Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite.

Elsewhere Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo Kinshasa was voted Democratic Republic of Congo’s Leading Hotel and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Leading Hotel Suite, while the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre, Kigali, was presented with the trophies for Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel, Rwanda’s Leading Conference Hotel and Africa’s Leading New Hotel.

Satguru Travels was named Tanzania’s Leading Travel Agency and Nigeria’s Leading Travel Agency wile Cape Town based Giltedge Africa has been singled out as South Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator for 2017.

World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global tourism industry. The Wall Street Journal describes the tourism awards as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry. Industry professionals from around the world participated in the voting process which is scrupulously monitored and independently audited.

In the aviation sector, Kenya Airways was selected by voters as Africa’s Leading Airline and Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class, while Cape Town International Airport walked away with the trophy for Africa’s Leading Airport.

Click here for the full list of winners.