Tanzania dominates with eight category wins at World Travel Awards 2023


Dar es Salaam. Tanzania won a total of eight titles in the Africa category of the World Travel Awards (WTA) during an Africa & Indian Ocean Gala ceremony held on October 16 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Tanzanian parks, hotels, and companies, among others, received high recognition at the WTA, which was hosting its 30th edition of the awards.

Among the winners were Serengeti National Park, which was recognized as Africa’s leading national park, winning it for the fifth time in a row.

Other categories Tanzania won are: Leading Tourist Attraction (Ngorongoro Conservation Area), Leading Tourist Board (Tanzania Tourist Board), Leading Tour Operator (Zara Tours), Leading Luxury Island (Thanda Island), Leading Luxury Tented Safari Camp (Siringiti Serengeti Camp), Leading New Resort (Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa), and Responsible Tourism Award (Twiga Tours).

Full List of Winners: Tanzania

Tanzania’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2023 Zanzibar- Serena Hotel

Tanzania’s Leading Business Hotel 2023- Gran Meliá Arusha

Tanzania’s Leading Car Rental Company 2023- First Car Rental Tanzania

Tanzania’s Leading Destination Management Company 2023- Green Inspirations DMC

Tanzania’s Leading Domestic Safari Carrier 2023- Auric Air

Tanzania’s Leading Hotel 2023- Gran Meliá Arusha

Tanzania’s Leading Hotel Suite 2023- Red Level Presidential Suite @ Gran Meliá Arusha

Tanzania’s Leading Resort 2023- Meliá Zanzibar

Tanzania’s Leading Safari Company 2023- Twiga Tours

Tanzania’s Leading Safari Lodge 2023- Lamai Serengeti

Tanzania’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2023- Tarangire City

Tanzania’s Leading Tour Operator 2023- Zara Tours

Tanzania’s Leading Travel Agency 2023- Satguru Travel Tanzania

Full List of Winners: Africa

Africa’s Leading Airline 2023        Ethiopian Airlines

Africa’s Leading Airline – Business Class 2023- Ethiopian Airlines

Africa’s Leading Airline – Economy Class 2023- Kenya Airways

Africa’s Leading Airline Brand 2023- Ethiopian Airlines

Africa’s Leading Airport 2023- Cape Town International Airport, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Airport Hotel 2023- Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Kenya

Africa’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2023- Diamonds Dream of Africa, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Beach Destination 2023 Diani Beach, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Beach Resort 2023- Swahili Beach, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2023- Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand 2023- Mantis Collection

Africa’s Leading Boutique Resort 2023- Billionaire Resort & Retreat, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Business Car Rental Company 2023- Hertz

Africa’s Leading Business Hotel 2023- Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Nigeria

Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination 2023- Nairobi, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Car Rental Company 2023- Hertz

Africa’s Leading Casino Resort 2023- Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco

Africa’s Leading City Destination 2023- Cape Town, South Africa

Africa’s Leading City Hotel 2023  Fairmont The Norfolk, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Conference Hotel 2023- Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

Africa’s Leading Conservation Company 2023- Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Africa’s Leading Cruise Line 2023- Oceania Cruises

Africa’s Leading Cruise Port 2023- Port of Cape Town, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Destination 2023- Kenya

Africa’s Leading Destination Management Company 2023- Ker & Downey® Africa

Africa’s Leading Family Resort 2023- Baobab Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination 2023- Durban, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Green Hotel 2023- Cheetah Plains, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Hotel 2023- Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand 2023- Radisson Blu

Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences 2023- The Residences at Leopard Beach Resort & Spa, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite 2023- Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite @ Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2023- Msafiri (Kenya Airways)

Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2023- Jambojet

Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2023- The Silo Hotel, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2023  Villa Two @ Ellerman House, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Luxury Island 2023         Thanda Island, Tanzania

Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge 2023          Silvan Safari, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa 2023- Sirai House, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Luxury Resort 2023- One&Only Cape Town, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Luxury Safari Company 2023- African Bush Camps

Africa’s Leading Luxury Safari Lodge 2023- One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda

Africa’s Leading Luxury Tented Safari Camp 2023 Siringit Serengeti Camp, Tanzania

Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator 2023          Rhino Africa

Africa’s Leading Luxury Train 2023- The Blue Train

Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2023- Durban ICC, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2023- Durban, South Africa

Africa’s Leading New Hotel 2023- Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Morocco

Africa’s Leading New Resort 2023- Emerald Zanzibar Resort & Spa

Africa’s Leading Online Travel Agency 2023- TravelYalla

Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve 2023- &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Private Island Resort 2023- Manda Bay, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Private Jet Charter 2023- ExecuJet

Africa’s Leading Resort 2023- Diamonds Leisure Beach & Golf Resort, Kenya

Africa’s Leading River Cruise Company 2023- Zambezi Queen Collection

Africa’s Leading Safari Company 2023- Go2Africa

Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge 2023- Makumu Private Game Lodge, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2023- Somerset Westview Nairobi, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Sports Resort 2023- Pezula Nature Hotel & Spa, South Africa

Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2023- Finch Hattons, Kenya

Africa’s Leading Tour Operator 2023- Zara Tours

Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2023 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Africa’s Leading Tourist Board 2023- Tanzania Tourist Board

Africa’s Leading Travel Agency 2023- Bonfire Adventures

Africa’s Leading Travel Management Company 2023- Rennies BCD Travel, South Africa

Africa’s Most Romantic Resort 2023- Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, Mozambique

Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award 2023- Twiga Tours

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