Names for the 29th World Travel Awards nominees have just been compiled.
By default, Tanzania has been nominated again to contest for the Africa’s Leading Destination in 2022, a title which the country won during the last year awards’ results.
Fighting to retain the crown this year, Tanzania is competing against Kenya and South Africa in the category.
The country is also fielding nearly 20 entries in the 2022 race for Africa’s best travel and tourism features and properties.
The incumbent Serengeti National Park for instance, returns to defend the Africa’s Leading National Park title against its twin destination, the Maasai Mara Game Reserve on the Kenyan side and Kruger National Park of South Africa.
Tanzania has two cards in the Africa’s Leading Attraction 2022 segment, these are Mount Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Crater. These will try to wrestle the crown from last year’s winner, the Table Mountain of Cape Town, South Africa which contends by default.
The Port of Dar-es-salaam competes in the Africa’s leading cruise Port 2022 alongside the Port of Mombasa, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa.
Zanzibar Island is back again for the Africa’s Leading Beach tourism race against Diani Beach of Kenya and again Cape Town South Africa.
For the Africa’s leading Luxury Island again, the ‘And Beyond,’ Mnemba Island of Zanzibar and Thanda Island, both from Tanzania contest against Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, Mozambique.
The Gran Melia of Arusha also defends its title as the Africa’s leading Business Hotel competing against Transcorp Hillton of Abuja Nigeria and Radisson Blu Hotel of Nairobi Kenya.
Serena Hotel of Dar-es-salaam is racing for the Africa’s leading City Hotel in the WTA 2022, competing against Fairmont the Norfork, Nairobi Kenya and Radisson Blu Hotel of Sandton South Africa.
In the Africa’s Leading Luxury Resort 2022, category, Tanzania is fielding the Melia of Zanzibar to race against Mandarin Oriental of Morocco and Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh of Egypt.
Africa’s Leading Private Island Resort 2022, has two entries from Tanzania, Chapwani Private Island of Zanzibar and &Beyond Mnemba Island.
Four Seasons Safari Lodge of Serengeti, Tanzania is in the race for the African Leading Safari Lodge against two other properties of South Africa.
Africa’s Best Tourist Board will see Tanzania fielding the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), just as Kenya brings KTB on the platform against the South African Tourism (SAT).
Voting for the World Travel Awards 2022 officially starts on April 4, 2022, worldwide.