Online voting open for Africa World Travel Award nominees

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Online voting has now opened, and the organizers of the awards are encouraging both trade and consumers to submit votes in order to determine those companies and organizations who excel in travel, tourism, and hospitality in the Africa region. Awards to find the leading companies and organizations across different categories including “Leading Airline,” “Leading Tourist Board,” “Leading Destination,” “Leading Boutique Hotel Brand,” “Leading Golf Resort,” “Leading Business Hotel,” “Leading Safari Company,” “Leading Safari Lodge,” and many others is underway.

World Travel Awards is celebrating a landmark 20th year as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry.” In the Africa region, travel, tourism, and hospitality companies from 31 countries will compete for the prestigious top accolades culminating in a glittering Gala Presentation Ceremony in Kenya fully endorsed by the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB).

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“World Travel Awards is coming to Kenya at the right time after a successful and peaceful general election under a new constitution. This has further raised the country’s profile as a safe destination,” says KTB Managing Director Muriithi Ndegwa. “That World Travel Awards has chosen Kenya for the African region ceremony as part of the world grand tour, is an endorsement of the country as a preferred tourism destination in the world,” added the Managing Director.

WTA’s 2013 Grand Tour will include regional legs in the Maldives, Dubai (UAE), Antalya (Turkey), Lima (Peru), Antigua, and Singapore throughout the year. The winners of these regional heats will progress to the Grand Final, which will take place at the end of 2013.

The ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international media.

The 2013 Africa nominees have been published at www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees and votes can be cast at www.worldtravelawards.com/vote .

Further information: www.worldtravelawards.com