Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online travel agency, is set to hold the second edition of an annual event dubbed the Kenya Travel Awards.
The awards are aimed at promoting Kenya’s tourism sector, and respond to a need for encouraging hoteliers to improve the quality of their services for further advancement of their respective destinations.
“By organizing these African Travel Awards, our mission is not only to recognize and reward the merit of local tourism stakeholders, but also to provide a credible benchmark for the African tourism industry,” said Joe Falter, CEO of Jumia Travel.
There are 7 categories to be awarded, including: Customer’s Favorite Hotel 2017, Customer’s Favorite Airline Company 2017, Best Destination Website 2017, Jumia Travel’s Booking Award 2017, Traveller’s Choice Hotel 2017, Best Leisure Hotel in Kenya 2017, and Best Business Hotel in Kenya 2017.
A jury panel, made up of high-level tourism professionals in the country, have been put together to judge the nominated hotels and ultimately decide on the winners.
The jury’s decision will contribute 50% of the outcome, while the other 50% will be from the public through a voting process. Click here to vote.Winners will be feted at a ceremony held on February 1st in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi.
In other Jumia Travel countries, the awards will be held simultaneously on the 25th of January in Lagos, Algiers, Dakar, Abidjan, Accra, Douala, Dar Es Salaam, and Kampala.
“The awards have ascertained Jumia Travel’s commitment to keep bettering the travel and hospitality experience in Kenya, positioning the awards ceremony as a key event in the tourism sector in the country,” said Cyrus Onyiego,Country Manager for Jumia Travel Kenya.
Jumia Travel is the number one Pan African Online Travel Agency. With more than 30,000 hotels in Africa, 300,000 hotels around the world, and more than a hundred flight companies as partners, Jumia Travel aims to democratize travel by reducing travelling cost, providing the largest inventory of properties and granting local and high-quality services to become the one stop travel shop in the continent.