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Kenya wins Africa’s leading destination Award 2023

Kenya has once more won Africa’s leading destination crown at the World Travel Awards 2023.

The country has also bagged Africa’s leading beach destination 2023. During the previous year’s WTA awards, Kenya emerged the world’s leading safari destination 2022.

The overall global winners of the award will as usual be announced later. But for the African category, the East African country seems to be raking it all with abandon.

Nairobi, which is the country’s capital city, has also been crowned with Africa’s leading Business Travel Destination 2023.

The country’s National carrier, Kenya Airways has also been granted Africa’s leading airline as far as economy class travel is concerned.

When it comes to flying in Africa, trust Addis Ababa: The first and business classes awards of course went to the Ethiopian Airline.

Kenya also won the Leading Airport Hotel in Africa Award through the ‘Four Points by Sheraton.’

Apparently a total of 17 awards from the WTA 2023 have gone to Kenya in form of destinations, hotels, airlines and city and it ranks second after South Africa.

South Africa has taken home over 18 awards, despite losing the coveted Table Mountain title to Ngorongoro Conservation of Tanzania as far as Africa’s leading tourist attraction category is concerned.

African countries that have shone in the 30th World Travel Awards in 2023, include Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Morocco, South Africa and Nigeria.

Ethiopia has only managed to win in the airlines category, though again it was Cape Town, South Africa which managed to get the leading Airport award, while Kenya received the best inflight magazine title.

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