Travelstart Kenya, an online travel agency which also runs a travel blog was this weekend awarded as the best blog in the travel category of the 2015 BAKE Awards (Blogger Association of Kenya) sponsored by Airtel.
Now in its 4th year, the awards showcase the best Kenyan blogs in 18 categories including travel, technology, fashion, food, creative writing and photography.
In a statement, Oluwakemi Ojo, Content Manager for Travelstart Kenya said, “Creating content that enhances our audience’s experience, as well as getting in touch with what makes Kenyans tick in terms of travel and leisure, has been an amazing journey. Our BAKE Award will inspire us to continue distributing relevant, valuable and consistent material on the cutting edge of travel.”
Travelstart Kenya’s blog garnered over 2000 votes
from its readers between the period of March 2, 2015 and April 30, 2015. Unique visitors to Travelstart Kenya’s travel blog have grown more than 90% since 2014 and Ojo believes this is because of their audience-centric approach, “Our focus has been to provide Kenyans with information that is relevant and accurate. In addition, maintaining a high level of quality and being consistent has gained us many new and loyal readers in the last year.”
Other winners this year include TechMoran.com
(Best Technology Blog) for the third year in a row, and Bikozulu.co.ke
(Best Creative Writing Blog) for the third year running.
According to BAKE
, “Blogging in Kenya has been growing in leaps and bounds over the years and this is evident from among other things, the number of blogs that have been submitted in this year’s Kenyan Blog Awards. During the inaugural blog awards in 2012, there were only 300 submissions and a total of 10,000 people voting. Last year there were 800 submissions and a total of 50,000 votes.”
This year, there were 1,800 blogs submitted into the competition.
Travelstart Kenya’s blog is a go-to website for travelers looking up to get useful information on various destinations before they book their travel. The Travelstart Kenya blog shares travel experiences and inspiring customers explore different destinations. This has contributed to the success of the blog.
Other BAKE Award Winners are here