The stars of travel, tourism, and hospitality aligned at the Kenyatta Intercontinental Conference Centre (KICC), in Nairobi, Kenya at the Earth Vacation Awards Africa & Indian Ocean 2022 ceremony. The Planet Vacation Awards, set up in 1993, acknowledges, rewards, and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism market.
This year’s Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony gathered 400 VIP friends, marketplace figureheads, and media with vacation field pros attending from 25 unique nations around the world.
Finest In Class In Aviation
The function marked the return of organization tourism and gave lead to for celebration for Kenya Airways which obtained several aviation honors. Kenya’s flagship carrier claimed achievement in types for “Africa’s Top Airline – Business Class”, “Africa’s Foremost Airline Brand” and the final prize of “Africa’s Main Airline”. Ethiopian Airlines took the title of “Africa’s Major Airline – Financial state Class”. Air Seychelles celebrated with the honor of “Indian Ocean’s Top Airline” with “Indian Ocean’s Main Airline Brand” won by Air Mauritius.
Primary Locations and Tourism Boards
Other major winners at the red-carpet reception bundled the Maldives winning “Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination” and “Indian Ocean’s Main Tourist Board”. Cape Town picked up the coveted honor of “Africa’s Primary Town Destination”. Kenya scooped the prestigious title of “Africa’s Main Destination”, and its cash of Nairobi claimed the prize for “Africa’s Foremost Company Travel Destination”. KICC, the venue in which the award ceremony took location, snagged the award for “Africa’s Foremost Meetings & Conference Centre”. “Indian Ocean’s Foremost Marriage ceremony Destination” went to Mauritius, whilst “Indian Ocean’s Major Honeymoon Destination” was received by Seychelles. Thanda Island was named “Africa’s Main Luxurious Island”.
Hotspot Hotels and Resorts
The refined elegance of Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club claimed the top hospitality award for “Africa’s Primary Hotel”, with Radisson Blu taking the prime honor of “Africa’s Leading Lodge Brand”. Saxon Resort, Villas and Spa, South Africa won the prize for “Africa’s Major Boutique Hotel” with Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria having the title “Africa’s Primary Enterprise Hotel”.
The heavily contested group for “Indian Ocean’s Foremost New Resort” went to Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island. The award for “Indian Ocean’s Major Seashore Resort” went to Andilana Seaside Resort Madagascar, ‘Indian Ocean’s Main Luxury Island Resort’ was awarded to Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi and ‘Indian Ocean’s Major Resort’ was won by Vakkaru Maldives.
Graham Cooke, Founder, WTA, claimed: “What a breath-using occasion and what a truly unforgettable encounter was experienced by our blue-chip viewers. WTA had the privilege of recognizing the region’s foremost lights as the marketplace marked its triumphant return in model. As stellar examples of tourism excellence, our winners have served to once once more raise the bar”.
“Nairobi is a pulsating city, rich in heritage but with a dynamic, ahead-thinking business enterprise emphasis. And at its epicentre is the majestic KICC. I would like to set on document my heartfelt thanks to Nana Gecaga – the KICC’s celebrity CEO and her incredible crew, as properly as lengthen my gratitude to our generous Occasion Associates and Supporting Companions. I have been traveling the world for the last 29 a long time heading up our once-a-year Grand Tour of gala ceremonies. Tonight was amongst the very most effective I’ve had the privilege of top. As the market bounces again far better and much better, Kenya must take its spot at the higher desk of earth-course tourism destinations”.
The next pink carpet situations on the WTA Grand Tour 2022 will take position in Amman, Jordan (Center East) followed by Muscat, Oman (Grand Final).
A complete record of the 2022 winners is offered on the formal WTA web-site.