The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, SAHCOL, the leading Aviation handling company in West Africa will be partnering the Africa Travels Award 2016.
British Airways will also be giving out prizes daily at 12th AKWAABA as part of its 80th Anniversary with a star prize of a business class ticket to London.
While Friends Fun Wine will also partner the Africa Travel Award/Travellers night.
SAHCOL is significantly present in all the commercially operated airports in Nigeria, where excellent and speedy services are offered in the following areas: ramp handling, passenger handling and cargo handling. According to Chike Ogeah, the Vice Chairman of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Ltd (SAHCOL), associating with Africa Travel Award/Travellers night is an opportunity to identify with growth of Travel in Africa.
Fun Wine, a canned blend of quality wines has five flavored drinks available and they are the Moscato Peach, Moscato Strawberry, Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino, Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Sangria Red. Friends Fun Wine is packaged in 250ml cans and has just six per cent alcohol content.
According to the Organiser, Ikechi Uko, the objectives of Africa Travel Award is to celebrate Africans and Travel products that have thrived and pioneered different areas of travel and reward excellence in terms of facility management and quality service delivery.
It is an Awards that seeks to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality in Africa.
Instituted in 2008, the African Travel Awards is one of the high points of the AKWAABA drawing distinguished personalities from all over Africa. Winners are first screened by a panel of experts from across Africa and voting by the general public on www.atqnews.com
Over the years, some of the VIPs in attendance include former President of Nigeria, chief Olusegun Obasanjo and former Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Sir Emeka Anyaoku, former Vice President of Nigeria Chief Alex Ekwueme, executive secretary of ATA, Eddie Bergman and a host of other VIPs.
Past Recipients of the Award includes former President of Gambia, Sir Dawda Jawara, Dr Danny Jordaan, the CEO of South Africa World Cup LOC, Capt Irene Mutungi, the first lady Airline Captain in Africa, Capt Desta Zeru the first African to captain a B787, Capt Chinyere Kalu, first female Pilot in Nigeria and a host of other pioneers in Africa.
The Africa Travel Awards marks the formal opening of the AKWAABA African Travel Market on the 30th of October 2016 and includes speeches and presentations, award presentation, cultural dance displays from various dance troupes across Africa, music performances and dinner. This year event will have the ECOWAS Fashion show as the high point.
According to Mrs Joan Okorodudu originator of ISIS Model, who has organised various leading international fashion shows and event, this fashion show will feature top designers from West Africa and top Models in Africa doing what they do best in runway. Aimed at promoting Travel and Tourism through Fashion, with the theme as: Where Fashion meets Tourism.
Also, Ire one of the finest African contemporary folk musicians will be performing at Africa Travel Award.
AKWAABA is an annual tourism exhibition and the major travel market in West Africa, schedule to hold from 30th October to 1st November 2016 at Eko hotel and suites, Lagos.
A vibrant must attend 3-day business to business Africa Tourism Expo presenting a diverse range of Africa and international Tourism professionals. It’s a Unique opportunity to have key decision makers, Service providers and the travelling public under one roof to discuss key trends in the industry, challenges and a way forward. This year events will feature the first Africa Travel and Tourism Conference, which will attract Travel and Tourism professionals from Nigeria and across Africa, there will be exhibitions, aviation day, hospitality day and country day. Countries exhibiting at AKWAABA this year, include; UAE, Bahrain, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Namibia and Ethiopia.