WTA 2011 Africa and Indian Ocean Ceremony held on 16 September
The resilience of Egypt’s travel and tourism industry has been acknowledged at a VIP gala ceremony hosted by the World Travel Awards in Sharm el Sheikh on the Red Sea riviera. A number of Egyptian hotels, attractions and organisations emerged victorious at the WTA 2011 Africa and Indian Ocean Ceremony on Friday. Egypt Air beat South African Airways, Air Namibia, Kenya Airways and Royal Air Maroc to win the category Africa’s Leading Business Class Airline. Another winner was the Pyramids of Giza as Africa’s Leading Attraction, beating off stiff competition from the Victoria Falls, Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Sierra Resort Sharm el Sheikh was voted Egypt’s Leading All-inclusive Resort, while Cape Town was voted Africa’s Leading Destination; Abercrombie&Kent won Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator; Saxon Boutique Hotel&Spa in South Africa was named Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel; Sonava Gili won the Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort; and the Maldives was acknowledged as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination.