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20 Sep
Kenya Tourism

Kenya Wins World Travel Awards (WTA) 2016

The 23rd annual World Travel Awards held at Diamond La Gemma Hotel in Zanzibar on 9th April, saw Kenya bagging many exciting travel awards. These awards have put Kenya in the global limelight in a ceremony deemed to recognize the travel industry players.

The winning comes a year later after Kenya won the coveted position in the last year’s 2015 World Travel Awards (WTA). This is a great demonstration to the world that Kenya is a reliable world destination offering spectacular vistas with panoramic views that encamps the world of adventure.

Members of Kenya Tourism Board in WTA 2016

  Members of Kenya Tourism Board in WTA 2016. Image Courtesy –

While receiving the awards, Kenya’s Tourism Principal Secretary Mrs. Fatuma Hirsi applauded the industry players who have consistently showcased the country amidst challenging times. The PS noted that Kenya has a world heritage to protect with regards to parks and national reserves, through conservation efforts in order to remain the top authentic safari experience.

In last year’s WTA held in El Jadida, Morocco, on 12th December, Kenya was voted as the Leading Safari Destination beating seven other nominees including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Africa's Leading National Park: Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Mrs. Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Kenya Chris Frost, Vice President, World Travel Awards. Image Courtesy –

In this year’s awards Maasai Mara National Reserve was named Africa’s Leading National Park for the third time in a row while Diani retained the top position as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination.

Read: Mind-blowing experience at the Maasai Mara Safari in Kenya, Africa

Host - Taji George Liundi Mrs. Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Kenya

Host – Taji George Liundi. Mrs. Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Kenya. Image Courtesy –

Nairobi the capital city of Kenya was named the Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination while Mombasa – a beautiful city in Kenya – clinched Africa’s leading Destination and Africa’s Cruise Port 2016. Mombasa port has attracted various cruise ships in the recent past and the recognition of Mombasa as a leading destination in Africa is seen as a big win for the coastal product that had suffered a lull.

Victory bags for Kenya

The following are some of the victory bags that Kenya clinched in 2016 World Travel Awards as voted best in different categories:

Africa's Leading Airline: Kenya Airways Host - Taji George Liundi Paolo Rosso, Director, Planhotel Group Chris Diaz, Marketing Director, Kenya Airways

Africa’s Leading Airline: Kenya Airways. Host – Taji George Liundi Paolo Rosso, Director, Planhotel Group Chris Diaz, Marketing Director, Kenya Airways.  Image Courtesy –

Africa’s leading Airline – Kenya Airways, Africa Leading Airline – Business Class – Kenya Airways; Africa’s Leading All-Inclusive Beach Resort – Diamonds Dream of Africa, Kenya; Africa’s Leading Design Hotel – The Tribe; Africa’s Leading Family Resort – Leopard Beach Resort and Spa; Africa’s leading green Hotel – Nairobi Serena; Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand – Serena Hotels

Kenya’s tourism marketing agency, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) was also voted Africa’s Leading Tourist Board for the 5th year running.

A visit to Kenya will automatically offer you the real, actual and flavoring tourism taste! Check out on our website  to learn more about the cheap Kenyan touring packages we offer.

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