Ooni of Ife receives first Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Award

Akwaaba African Travel Market has presented His Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, with the First Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities award. The award was presented to the Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at the sidelines of the launch of the Oduduwa Museum unveiled at the Brazilian Embassy in Lagos recently. The Ooni who is the Special guest of honour for the African Diaspora Tourism conference holding at the 15th Akwaaba Travel Market is the Custodian of 15 Famous Festivals among which the world Famous…

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Africa-African Diaspora Tourism Association to be launched at Akwaaba in Lagos as winners emerge

Plans have been concluded to inaugurate the Africa-African Diaspora Tourism Association at 15th Akwaaba as winners emerge. The Global Tourism Association is for Tourism players in Africa and the diaspora. Meanwhile, African Travel Quarterly, (Atqnews.com), has unveiled a shortlist of Diaspora winners of the Africa Travel 100 Global personalities awards. The award recognizes personalities of African Origin, living in Africa or outside the continent, irrespective of their current citizenship or nationality that has been contributing to the development of the continent and its Diaspora in the area of Tourism and…

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AFRAA’s director, Aaron Munetsi to speak at Akwaaba Aviation Day

Akwaaba African Travel Market has confirmed the participation of the newly appointed African Airlines Association (AFRAA), director of Government, Legal and Industry Affairs, Aaron Munetsi for this year’s Aviation day. Aaron Munetsi who has vast experience in the Aviation Industry will be the lead speaker for the 2019 Akwaaba, African Travel Market Aviation Day. The former regional general manager-Africa and Middle East, South Africa Airways, SAA, was responsible for business development and stakeholder management at all levels. He liaises with host government to obtain operating permits and support for South…

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Akwaaba Travel Market partners ADWT for Africa Diaspora Tourism Conference

The organisers of Akwaaba African Travel Market has partnered with US based Africa Diaspora Awards to organise Africa – Africa Diaspora Tourism Conference. The conference will take place on the 23rd of September 2019 as part of the 15th Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos. The conference becomes necessary to boost the strange relationship between Africa and its Diaspora over the years. They need each other in a complimentary way but have not yet worked out how to relate. Tourism could be the sure way to build a sustainable relationship.…

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Lagos Day: Lagos shines at 14th Akwaaba with spectacular outing

Lagos state on Tuesday, September 11, put up a spectacular outing on its Day at the 14th Akwaaba African Travel Market at the Eko Hotel and Suites. Lagos excited the visitors and guests with its unique hospitality, rich cultural heritage and entertainment. The state exhibition stand at the expo was a beehive of activities throughout the 3 days of the event with visitors and guests from across Africa and beyound coming to make one inquiry or the other. In recent years, the Lagos state government has demonstrated its commitment to…

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Lagosians flood NCAC’s skill acquisition centre

It was a spectacular outing for the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) at the 2018 AKWAABA Travel Market which opened in Lagos on Sunday, September 9, as hundreds of Nigerians trooped to the Council’s Skill Acquisition Centre for training.   Some of the Skills imparted to trainees at the expo which was held at the Eko Hotel and Suites from September 9 – 12, included soap making, bead making, pomade making, painting, Antiseptic and AOG Design.   Explaining the objective of the programme to the dignitaries that visited…

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Lagos set to excite Akwaaba delegates with its unique taste

Delegates to the 14th Akwaaba African Travel Market will be treated to the taste of Lagos as never before as the host city.  This is coming with the changing face of Lagos amidst massive infrastructural reconstruction of the city. You have heard all the stories of Lagos. Some good, some bad; but no report is better than a personal experience. This is what the Government of Lagos through its Ministry of Tourism is promising delegates to this year’s African Travel Expo. This hosting is in line with effort to make…

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NCAC to present Nigerian Food Culture as Ita Giwa opens Jollofrice War at Akwaaba

Senator Florence Ita Giwa, the Chairperson of the Carnival Calabar and a Promoter of African Cuisine will be the Special Guest at this year’s Jollof Rice Competition at Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos coming up from Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th September 2018. At the expo, the National Council of Arts and Culture will be presenting Nigeria food Culture at the Nigerian day at Akwaaba. According to the director general Otunba Segun Runsewe, Nigerians need to project their rich culture in different manners. “Our very rich Cuisine is worthy…

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15 Travel Companies from Dubai to showcase at Akwaaba in Lagos

The leading Tourism destination in Middle East and Africa, Dubai is set to attend this year’s Akwaaba African Travel Market with over 15 companies. Dubai has become the biggest Destination for Nigerian Travellers with over 20 flights a day terminating in Dubai from Lagos and Abuja. It is believed that over 300,000 Nigerians pass through Dubai every year. The companies coming under DTCM include; 1. Jumeirah             2. Red Apple           3. Khimji   4. Sun and Sand                     5. Apha Tours         6. Swissotel             7. Copthorne Hotel              8. Rayna Tourism  9.…

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Gambia set to participate at 14th Akwaaba Travel Market in Lagos

As part of efforts to increase awareness for The Gambia as an all year tourism destination for discerning Nigerian visitors and prospective investors, the Gambia Tourism Board has announced its participation at the 14th Akwaaba – African Travel Market holding in Lagos between Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th September 2018. Earlier this year, the Akwaaba Travel Market team had organised the ‘Banjul Bantaba’ event with a familiarization trip to the Gambia and a high powered B2b session which showed Nigerians the amazing potential for Tourist splendour and introduced some of…

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