The best journey manufacturers in Africa and the Indian Ocean have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Durban, South Africa.
The elite of the journey business assembled for the World Journey Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2018 on the Durban Worldwide Conference Centre to search out out who amongst them can be topped better of the perfect.
Winners on the red-carpet reception included South Africa, voted Africa’s Main Vacation spot.
Durban, which is having fun with a renaissance due to a sequence of landmark improvement tasks, was named Africa’s Main Metropolis Vacation spot, whereas Cape City’s fascinating mixture of cultures, cuisines and landscapes was acknowledged because it picked up Africa’s Main Pageant & Occasion Vacation spot.
Within the Indian Ocean classes, Mauritius cemented its repute because the definitive romantic island by being named Indian Ocean’s Main Honeymoon Vacation spot, whereas the paradise archipelago of the Maldives was heralded Indian Ocean’s Main Vacation spot.
A whole bunch of the main journey industries figureheads from throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean attended the ceremony on the Durban ICC, the state-of-the-art occasions and leisure venue, which was opened by the late Nelson Mandela in 1997.
Graham Cooke, founder, World Journey Awards, mentioned: “The Durban ICC has bolstered its standing as a world-class leisure venue on what has been a powerful night of journey business triumph, in addition to a spotlight of our 25th anniversary.
“We now have had the privilege of recognising the main resorts, airways and hospitality suppliers from throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean and my congratulations to every of them.”
Within the aviation sector, Ethiopian Airways was voted Africa’s Main Airline, whereas Kenya Airways picked up Africa’s Main Airline – Enterprise Class and Africa’s Main Airline – Economic system Class.
Africa’s Main Airport went to Cape City Worldwide Airport.
In the meantime within the Indian Ocean, Air Mauritius claimed a lion’s share of the honours, profitable Indian Ocean’s Main Airline, Indian Ocean’s Main Airline – Enterprise Class, Indian Ocean’s Main Airline Model, and Indian Ocean’s Airport Lounge (The Amédée Maingard Lounge @ Mauritius Worldwide Airport).
Hospitality winners included Hilton Motels & Resorts (Africa’s Main Lodge Model), Saxon Lodge, Villas & Spa (Africa’s Main Boutique Lodge), Thanda Island, Tanzania (Africa’s Main Luxurious Island), Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort (Africa’s Main New Resort), Hilton Durban (South Africa’s Main Enterprise Lodge), Legend Golf Resort & Spa, South Africa (Africa’s Main Sports activities Resort), and Transcorp Hilton Abuja (Africa’s Main Enterprise Lodge).
The ceremony marked the sixth leg of the World Journey Awards Grand Tour 2018 – a sequence of regional occasions to acknowledge the world’s excellent journey manufacturers.
Occasions on the tour embody Ras al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates), Athens (Greece), Hong Kong, Guayaquil (Ecuador) and Montego Bay (Jamaica). The regional winners will progress to the Grand Ultimate 2018, which is being hosted in Lisbon (Portugal) on December 1st.
Discover a full listing of winners on the official World Journey Awards web site.
World Journey Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and have a good time excellence throughout all sectors of the tourism business.
As we speak, the World Journey Awards model is recognised globally as the final word hallmark of high quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.
Every year, World Journey Awards covers the globe with a sequence of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and have a good time particular person and collective success inside every key geographical area.