The year 2020 could be battering the tourism and hospitality sectors world over but 2019 was a good year for Speke Resort and Conference Centre is the recognition from TripAdvisor, the leading travel agency, is anything to go by.
TripAdvisor, Inc., an American travel and restaurant website company providing hotel and restaurant reviews, accommodation bookings and other travel-related content, recognized Speke Resort with a travellers' choice winner’s award at the 18th annual Travelers’ Choice Awards.
“Congratulation Speke Resort and Conference Centre on being a Travellers' Choice Winner. Each year, we comb through reviews, ratings and saves from travellers everywhere, and use that info to award the very best.
You are part of an exclusive group, and we want to help you celebrate (and promote) this major accomplishment,” TripAdvisor said of the brand empowering win by Speke Resort, a member of the Ruparelia Group.
Announcing the good news on their social media pages, Speke Resort briefly wrote: “We are the 2020 travellers' choice winner. Thanks to all our esteemed customers for being part of the journey,”
Speke Resort and their sister hotel Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort have in the past years won similar awards from TripAdvisor. In 2018, Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort scooped Certificate of Excellence award from the American travel agency, TripAdvisor.
Lindsay Nelson, chief experience and brand officer at Tripadvisor, commenting on the awards described 2020 as a tough year for the tourism and hospitality industry before noting that the global desire to go and explore exists 'whether the destination is an hour away or across the world, remains strong.'
"We’re passionate about guiding travellers to the good out there, especially the good found within these recognized hotels, restaurants and airlines that rise to the occasion in offering the best of the best,” said Lindsay Nelson.
TripAdvisor picked the 2020 winners basing on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor in the year 2019.
The awards celebrate travellers’ favourite hotels, restaurants and airlines around the world. 4,817 unique businesses have been honoured this year. Over 8.7 million businesses are listed on Tripadvisor.