Monday, December 2, 2013

Kenya is "World’s Leading Safari Destination"

Commerce and Tourism PS Dr.Ibrahim Mohamed
(second right) receives the leading safari destination
award from the President of the World Travel Awards
Mr. Graham Cooke (Centre) along with Kenya Tourism Board
managing Director Mr. Muriithi Ndegwa (second left) and
Kenya’s ambassador to Qatar Galma Boru.
The event took place in Doha, Qatar on Saturday,
Kenya has done it again; the country has scooped the World’s Leading Safari Destination at the 20th World Travel Awards (WTA) grand finale in Doha, Qatar.

Kenya got the most votes from travel agents worldwide at the auspicious ceremony event held on 30th November 2013 to beat other competing destinations.

The award comes barely a month after the country’s tourism marketing agency Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) was voted Africa’s leading Tourism Board in Africa by WTA during the Africa chapter held in Kenya in October.

KTB Managing Director Muriithi Ndegwa termed the award an endorsement of Kenya as a home to authentic safari.

“Kenya’s pride has been reaffirmed by this award which comes after KTB was also voted Africa’s leading Tourism Board in October this year,” said Ndegwa.

He added, “The award has raised the brand equity of the country following the successful implementation of the diversification agenda and adoption of new promotion strategies.”

“While we have been in contention for this and other awards, this is by far the greatest achievement we have received. We are alive to the fact that we must sustain our lead, through additional investments in the sector to ensure that the Kenyan experience for tourists remains unmatched,” said Mr. Ndegwa.

Kenya is the original quintessential safari destination. Famous for its sweeping plains, abundant wildlife and unique cultures, a Kenya safari is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Kenya also has an exceptional tropical coastline of warm waters, coral reefs and powdery palm-fringed beaches – the perfect curtain call to a Kenya safari.

Unique attractions such as the annual wildebeest migration are one of the most memorable Kenya safari experiences that have continued to put Kenya on the map as a safari destination.

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