Transcorp wins 4th consecutive award as Africa’s Leading Business Hotel
Transcorp Hilton also won Nigeria’s Leading MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Hotel 2019 award.
Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, – the subsidiary of Transcorp Hotels, which is owned by Transnational Corporation of Nigeria – has emerged as Africa’s Leading Business Hotel for the fourth year in a row at the 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, which took place in Mauritius on Saturday. Transcorp Hilton, Abuja also won several other awards, including Nigeria’s Leading Hotel 2019, Nigeria's Leading Hotel 2019, Nigeria's Leading Hotel Suite 2019 and Nigeria's Leading MICE Hotel 2019.
The WTA rewards and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Over the years, it has become the ultimate hallmark of excellence in these industries.
The 2019 WTA gala ceremony, which took place at the Sugar Beach, brought together leading travel industry executives from across Africa and the Indian Ocean. The Wheatbaker in Lagos won Nigeria’s Leading Boutique Hotel Award, while The Envoy won the Leading City Hotel Award.
“Our inaugural ceremony in Mauritius has proved an incredible success,” Graham Cooke, Founder of WTA, said. “We have had the privilege of recognizing the leading destinations, hotels, resorts, airlines and travel providers from across Africa and the Indian Ocean.”
Kenya was voted Africa’s leading destination, while Mauritius won the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination Award. Kenya had a strong showing, with the Kenya Tourism Board winning Africa’s Leading Tourism Board; Nairobi, Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination; Kenyatta International Convention Centre was named Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre.
In the aviation sector, Ethiopian Airlines was named Africa’s Leading Airline, while the Cape Town International Airport was named Africa’s Leading Airport.
According to WTA, the award ceremony marked the third leg of the 2019 WTA Grand Tour – a search for the finest travel and tourism organisations in the world. The grand finale, where all regional winners will compete, will hold in Muscat, Oman, in November.
Since it was established in 1993, WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala award ceremonies to recognize and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.
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