Kenya has once again scooped the prestigious 2019 world-leading Safari destination by World Travel Awards (WTA) event held yesterday in Muscat, Oman.
Kenya topped as a home to world-leading safari lodge destination won by Mahali Mzuri, crowning the consistency the destination has had in this category having previously won the award five times in the last seven years; 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
In the Africa category, Kenya won Africa’s leading destination award as well as the leading destination management company while Nairobi was voted Africa’s leading business travel destination.
Kenya’s tourism marketing agency Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) was voted Africa’s leading tourist board while Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) was voted Africa’s leading meeting conference destination.
Diani won Africa’s leading beach destination while Kenya Airways received the Africa leading business and economy class airline award.
Commenting on the awards, KTB CEO Dr. Betty Radier said that the win was a testament to the fact that tourists and business people across the globe prefer Kenya to other destinations because of its diverse offerings.
She added that the increased preference by visitors into the country is proof that Kenya’s travel and hospitality industry is definitely on the right track.