As part of Nigeria’s anniversary, Abuja Bantaba will be honouring the 100 leading Travel and Tourism personalities in Nigeria’s history at the Travellers Award Dinner on the25th of April at Abuja. Among those to be honored include CP Audu Bako the former Governor of old Kano state seen as one of the greatest tourism visionaries in Nigeria along with Dr.Donald Duke the former governor of Cross river state. Other pioneers in Aviation including Chief Igbinedion of the famous Okada air the first private major airline in Nigeria, Sir Louis Ojukwu of Ojukwu transport, Chief Ubajiaka of Izuchukwu transport, Austin Ilodibe of the famous Ekene Dili chukwu . Pioneers in hospitality and tour operations will also be honored along with the first male and female pilots and the Nigerian who invented the popular chapman drink.
Abuja Bantaba is the annual travel event organized by Akwaaba travel market in Abuja. It’s a one day speed dating event at Abuja Sheraton hotel. This years edition is the 4th edition.
As part of our centenary we seek to honour the best of Nigeria. 100 travel companies has been selected as the 100 leading travel organisations in Nigeria. 100 top hotel will be also listed.To this end a special edition of our annual magazine Travellers Yearbook will be launched. The publication will include a compilation of the 100 Nigerians that have made impact in the development of tourism and travel in Nigeria’s history and the top 100 organisations at the forefront of travel business today in Nigeria.
The publication and the listed organisations and people will be honoured at the 12th Travellers Award ceremony at Abuja Bantaba, taking place on the 25th of April 2014 at Abuja Sheraton Hotel.