Tourism

Uganda Shines at 2017 World Tourism Awards

Lake Victoria Serena was named as the Leading Hotel Suite

Uganda managed to collect an adorable number of accolades as her entities in the hospitality industry that participated in the World Tourism Awards reflected superb results on the judging sheet.

Kampala Serena Hotel beat other establishments to fetch the leading Hotel award; Road Trip Uganda received the Leading Car Rental Company gong, while Lake Victoria Serena was named as the Leading Hotel Suite.

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge also won as the Leading Safari Lodge, and Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp scooped Uganda’s Leading Tented Safari Camp award.

The event was hosted by Rwanda’s 5-star hotel — Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Center, which is located in Kigali.

The event was held on Tuesday.

The hosts Radisson Blu hotel and Convention Center were presented with three awards; Africa’s leading Conference Hotel, Rwanda’s leading Conference Hotel and Africa’s leading New Hotel.

Kenya Airways won Africa’s Leading Airline and Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class, while Cape Town International Airport was named Africa’s Leading International Airport.

Below is the full list for Continent Winners:

Leading Airline – Kenya Airways
Leading Airline (Business Class) – Kenya Airways
Leading Airline (Economy Class) – Ethiopian Airlines
Leading Airline Brand – Ethiopian Airlines
Leading Airport – Cape Town International Airport, South Africa
Leading All-Inclusive Resort – Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Leading Beach Destination – Diani Beach, Kenya
Leading Beach Resort – Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Leading Boutique Hotel – Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa
Leading Boutique Hotel Brand Mantis Collection
Leading Business Car Rental Company Avis
Leading Business Hotel Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria
Leading Business Travel Agency Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Leading Car Rental Company Europcar
Leading Casino Resort The Palazzo Montecasino, South Africa

Leading City Destination – Cape Town, South Africa
Leading City Hotel – Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, South Africa
Leading Conference Hotel – Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
Leading Conservation Company – &Beyond
Leading Cruise Line – Royal Caribbean International
Leading Cruise Port – Port of Mombasa, Kenya
Leading Design Hotel – MannaBay, South Africa
Leading Destination – Rwanda
Leading Destination Management Company – Destination Kenya
Leading Family Resort – Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya
Leading Game Reserve Brand – Singita Game Reserves
Leading Green Hotel – Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique
Leading Hotel – Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Kenya
Leading Hotel Brand – Sarova Hotels, Resorts and Game Lodges
Leading Hotel Residences – Cape Grace, South Africa

Leading Hotel Suite – Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite @ Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa
Leading Inflight Magazine – Sawubona (South African Airways)
Leading Low-Cost Airline – fastjet
Leading Luxury Hotel Villa – Villa Two @ Ellerman House, South Africa
Leading Luxury Island – Thanda Island, Tanzania
Leading Luxury Lodge – Sirikoi, Kenya
Leading Luxury Private Villa – Villa iZulu @ Thanda Safari, South Africa
Leading Luxury Resort – Fairmont Zimbali Resort, South Africa
Leading Luxury Tour Operator – Abercrombie & Kent
Leading Luxury Train – The Blue Train
Leading Meetings & Conference Centre – Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa

Leading Meetings & Conference Destination – Durban, South Africa
Leading MICE Hotel – Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco
Leading National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Leading New Hotel – Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
Leading Online Travel Agency – Flightsite.co.za
Leading Private Game Reserve – Shambala Private Reserve, South Africa
Leading Private Island Resort – &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar
Leading Resort – Sun City Resort, South Africa
Leading River Cruise Company – Discover Egypt, Nile Cruises
Leading Safari Company – Rhino Africa
Leading Safari Lodge – Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania
Leading Serviced Apartments – Lawhill Luxury Apartments, South Africa
Leading Sports Resort – Legend Golf & Safari Resort, South Africa
Leading Tented Safari Camp – Finch Hattons, Kenya
Leading Tourist Attraction – Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Leading Tourist Board – Kenya Tourism Board
Leading Travel Agency – Bonfire Adventures
Leading Travel Club – DreamTrips

Leading Travel Management Company – FCM Travel Solutions
Most Romantic Resort – Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, Mozambique
Responsible Tourism Award – Nkwichi Lodge

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