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Kenya: Nairobi, KICC Emerge Top at World Travel Awards

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Nairobi has been named Africa’s leading business travel destination at this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA).

Similarly, the Kenya International Convention Center (KICC) was awarded Africa’s leading meetings and conferences destination for the second year in a row at the year’s 27th annual WTA.

The winners were announced in a virtual ceremony during the inaugural Africa Winners Day, with players in the travel, hospitality and tourism sectors celebrated.

Ms Nana Gecaga, KICC chief executive, expressed her gratitude to Kenya’s Tourism stakeholders and staff of KICC for the efforts and support they have accorded the industry to receive such prestigious accolades.

“We are glad to get such great recognition two years in a row. The honors are once again an indication of great and unwavering efforts by the Kenyan Tourism Sector to position the country as a preferred destination for business events,” said Ms Gecaga.

This is the third time Nairobi has been named Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination having taken the award in 2016 and 2019.

The convention center beat various nominees in the category, including the Cairo Convention Center in Egypt; Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda; Palais Des Congress Marrakech in Morocco and the Sandton Convention Center, the Cape Town Convention Center and the Durban Convention Center, all in South Africa.

Congratulations 🎊 to Nairobi 🇰🇪, for being voted Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination 2020, at the 27th Annual World Travel Awards @WTravelAwards pic.twitter.com/fQTlBUUCJD