With the World Travel Awards headed to Kenya for the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony later this year, Breaking Travel News speaks to Nana Gecaga, chief executive of hosts Kenyatta International Convention Centre, to find out more about her ambitions for the event.
World Travel Awards – the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in travel and tourism – has unveiled its Africa and Indian Ocean 2021 winners.
As part of preparations to welcome back travellers, the Kenya Tourism Board has partnered with the PC Agency to represent the board in the UK and Ireland, Germany, Italy and France.
Kenya – with its tantalising cocktail of epic savannah landscapes, immense herds of wildlife and palm-fringed beaches – has been voted ‘Africa’s Leading Destination’ by the World Travel Awards.
The finest travel brands in Africa and the Indian Ocean have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Mauritius. The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony at Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort to find out who among them would be crowned best of the best.
Najib Balala, minister of tourism for Kenya, tells Breaking Travel News how a focus on beach and safari tourism is paying dividends for the African destination. Talking to editor Chris O’Toole during ITB Berlin, he also reveals how infrastructure development is likely to prove vital for the future success of the country.
In six months’ time, Kenya will show itself off to the world with an unprecedented week of tourism promotion. During the first week of October, it will host the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, the highest-profile event of its type in Africa, attracting international investors from dozens of countries.
Tristan Voorspuy, a co-owner of Sosian Ranch and owner of Offbeat Safaris, has been killed in Kenta. Voorspuy was killed by unknown assailants who had trespassed onto the ranch - apparently with groups of herdsmen seeking grazing for their livestock.
Betty Radier has been appointed as the new Kenya Tourism Board chief executive following an extensive recruitment process. Announcing the appointment, KTB chairman Jimi Kariuki said the board was confident Radier had the right qualifications to steer KTB and the country’s tourism sector into great new frontiers.