Nairobi is Kenya played host to a glittering gala event on the 16th October when the World Travel Awards once again awarded the title of Africa’s Leading Luxury Train to the Blue Train. This is a record breaking 5th consecutive win for the Blue Train in this category and is just the latest in an ever growing list of accolades this beautiful train has collected. One of the most impressive of these was the 3 consecutive years from 2009-2011 when it was named as the World’s Leading Luxury Train.
Now in their 20th anniversary, the World Travel Awards, popularly known as the “Oscars” of the travel industry, are voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide to celebrate and reward those brands in the travel and hospitality industry that have excelled and made positive strides in service excellence in the past twelve months.
“Being nominated in these awards is already an honour, but to win it – in five consecutive years is beyond words! We are very thrilled and very proud of this achievement. This is testament of the hard work The Blue Train team and all our partners and stakeholders have put in over the past twelve months. It also serves as encouragement to continue in our efforts and plans to take this brand to greater heights!”, said Hanlie Kotze, Executive Manager of The Blue Train. “This award qualifies us for the Grand Finale, which will take place in Doha, Qatar at La Cigale on the 30th November 2013, where The Blue Train will compete with the world’s best for the coveted World’s Leading Luxury Train award.
We cannot wait!” Kotze concludes excitedly.