Jumia Travel Uganda, the leading online travel agency in Africa, on Thursday at the second edition of the Africa Travel Awards named Kabira Country Club the best business hotel in Uganda.
The decision was reached at by a jury of experts in the hotel business and announced at an awards dinner held at Mackinnon Suites Kampala. Kabira beat off competition from some the country’s best high end hotels to bag the gong.
the Africa Travel Awards, also known as Jumia Travel Awards aim at promoting Uganda's tourism sector, and responds to the need of encouraging hoteliers to improve the quality of their services for further advancement of their respective destinations.
A jury panel, made up of high-level tourism professionals in the country, was put together to judge the nominated hotels and ultimately decide on the winners. The jury's decision contributed 50% of the outcome, while the other 50% came from the public through a voting process.
"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.
Kabira Country Club provides unrivalled luxury and is the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, a holiday location, a memorable wedding setting and a business and conference centre.
“It is a honor that we have got this award; it is because of the support we get from our boss and proprietor of this hotel, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia. It is a stepping stone for the better things to come,” Vismay Maniyar, the general manager of Kabira said in an interview.