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02nd June, 2019.
The General Manager of The Envoy Hotel, Dewald Kruger (2nd from right)at the World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean 2019 held in Mauritius.

The Envoy Hotel Abuja wins at World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean 2019

The finest travel brands in Africa and the Indian Ocean have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Mauritius.

The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony at Sugar Beach - A Sun Resort to find out who amongst them would be crowned best of the best.

The Envoy Hote Abuja won as Nigeria Leading City Hotel. other nominees for the award category are Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Transcorp Hilton Abuja.

Other winners from Nigeria are Nigeria Leading Boutique Hotel 2019 - The Wheatbaker, Lagos; Nigeria Leading Business Hotel 2019 - Transcorp Hilton Abuja; Nigeria Leading Car Rental Company 2019- Avis; NigeriaLeading Hotel 2019 - Transcorp Hilton Abuja;
Nigeria Leading Hotel Suite 2019 - Presidential Suite @ Transcorp Hilton Abuja; Nigeria Leading MICE Hotel 2019 - Transcorp Hilton Abuja; Nigeria Leading Serviced Apartments 2019 - Fraser Suites Abuja; Nigeria Leading Travel Agency 2019 - Satguru Travel and Nigeria Leading Travel Management Company 2019 - Business Travel Management Limited.

Winners at the red carpet reception included Kenya, home to some of the world greatest tourist attractions, was voted "Africa Leading Destination". Meanwhile the lush forests, wild waterfalls, unique wildlife and paradise beaches of Mauritius helped it lift the title of "Indian Ocean Leading Destination", as well as the new category of Indian Ocean Leading Adventure Tourism Destination.

Hundreds of the leading travel industries figureheads from across Africa and the Indian Ocean attended the ceremony at Sugar Beach - A Sun Resort, which borders the vast sands of Flic-en-Flac Beach.

Graham E. Cooke, Founder, WTA, said: "Our inaugural ceremony in Mauritius has proved an incredible success. We have had the privilege of recognising the leading destinations, hotels, resorts, airlines and travel providers from across Africa and the Indian Ocean and my congratulations to each of our winners."

Honorable Anil Kumarsingh Gayan, SC, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Mauritius, said: "It was a big honour and a great privilege for Mauritius to host the WTA Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2019.

"Such a glittering event would not have been possible without the dedication and unwavering support of my good friend, Mr. Graham Cooke, and his wonderful team. Thank you for making 1 June 2019 such an exciting and memorable evening."

In the aviation sector, Ethiopian Airlines was voted "Africa Leading Airline", whilst "Africa Leading Airport" went to Cape Town International Airport. In the Indian Ocean, Air Mauritius claimed the titles of "Indian Ocean Leading Airline" and "Indian Ocean Leading Airline Business Class".

South Africa - Table Mountain was named "Africa Leading Tourist Attraction". Kenya enjoyed a strong showing, with Kenya Tourist Board named "Africa Leading Tourist Board", capital Nairobi winning the new category "Africa Leading Business Travel Destination", and Kenyatta ICC picking up "Africa Leading Meetings & Conference Centre".

In the Indian Ocean categories, the Maldives cemented its reputation as the definitive romantic nation by being named "Indian Ocean Leading Honeymoon Destination", whilst Seychelles picked up "Indian Ocean Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination".

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