AFRICANGLOBE – Over 150 travel industry players are expected in Kenya in October as the country plays host to the biggest awards ceremony in the industry; the World Travel Awards.
Consequently, organisers of the annual Kenya Tourism Awards which was to take place this month have said the national ceremony will not take place as the industry gears itself for the global event being held for the first time in Nairobi.
“That WTA has chosen Kenya for the African region awards ceremony as part of the world grand tour, is an endorsement of the country as a preferred tourism destination in the world,” said Kenya Tourism Board managing director Muriithi Ndegwa.
Kenya Tourism Federation Chief Executive Officer Agatha Juma says that since both award ceremonies were targeted towards the same players, it was important for the industry to support one project for the bigger benefit of the tourism sector in the country.
The World Tourism Awards recognise excellence in travel, tourism and hospitality industry and thus encouraging nominees to uphold constant improvement in delivery of service and products.