The Bleisure Event organised by Abuja Jabamah will be supported by the Best Chefs from NIHOTOUR.
The Director General of NIHOTOUR Turaki Nura Kangiwa said this in his Office in Abuja when he received the Organiser of Jabamah, Ambassador Ikechi Uko.
Turaki Kangiwa said that the coming together of Abuja Jabamah Wonders of Nigeria Expo and the Naijafood by NIHOTOUR is a great opportunity to showcase authentic Nigerian food and promote the gastronomic component of tourism.
NIHOTOUR launched a gastronomy event last year to stimulate interest in Nigerian Food Culture.
The 2022 Abuja Jabamah event will offer the Chefs an opportunity to showcase their mastery.
Abuja Jabamah will be the first Travel BLEISURE event in Nigeria.
According to the Organisers it is set to disrupt the event space In Nigeria.
“In 2020 we organised the First PHYGITAL event in Nigeria the Lagos World Tourism Day. After that hybrid events went mainstream, we held weekly Zoom Conferences for 6 months as Part of Naija7wonders and now we are giving Nigerians Bleisure”.
Bleisure is a combination of Leisure and Business. It will be an experiential event that engages the 5 senses. The Abuja Jabamah will enable participants to see, touch, taste, smell and hear the City of Abuja.
The formal event of Travellers Awards and B2B networking Session will hold on Friday the 11th of March while the picnic and party will be on the 12th of March.
Ambassador Ikechi Uko says that delegates should come with their sneakers and casual dresses for the picnic.
The picnic and party event to hold on the 12th of March will have a Bouquet of Cuisine from all the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria.
The delegates will be treated to the Best Soups and Street Food from all Corners of Nigeria.
“We are known for Akwaaba African Travel Market and Accra Weizo. Now we are bringing a new concept to the Marketplace…The BLEISURE event. We are happy to have NIHOTOUR as our Partner”.
Abuja Jabamah is known as the Wonders of Nigeria Expo. It is a Business Tourism Event that showcases the Best of Nigeria. It Gives participants the opportunity to network, party, eat, drink, dance and do business.
Travellers Award will be the main event for the 11th of March.
It is an annual award for the best performers in the industry.
The award was set up to recognize individuals and firms who have excelled in Aviation, Travel and Tourism; and who also have contributed immensely to the growth of Aviation, Hotels Business, Tourism and Travels in Nigeria.
Top Tourism Promoters in Nigeria,The Best Airlines and Hotels will be honoured at the 2022 Abuja Jabamah.
Travellers Awards had announced the winners of the Tourism Awards for 2022 edition.
These are the people and events that kept Tourism bubbling in Nigeria in 2021.
Without these great people nothing much would have happened on the Tourism Landscape since the lifting of the Covid19 lockdown in Nigeria.
The List was compiled based on tourism activities in 2021 that can be verified.
Travellers Award was instituted in 1996 by the Publishers of Travellers Magazine and Atqnews.com with the Theme “Promoting Excellence in Travels”.
The Top 5 Travellers of 2021:
1. Bolaji Seun
2. Mariam Iyiola
3. Kingsley Nwachukwu
4. Cordis Marianuela Umeokoli
5. Ibrahim Makanjuola
1. Tourism Communicator of the Year
Andrew Okungbowa of New Telegraph
2. Tour Operator of the Year (Outbound)
Diamond and Pearls Tours.
3. Travel Agency of the Year
4. Hotel Man of the Year
Prof. Babalola Wasiu Adeyemo-Sultan
5. Farida Sagaya..AngelStyle Tours.. Tourism Supporter of the Year.
6. Ogbunike Carnival….Carnival of the Year.
7. Hotel Manager of the Year
GM of Eko Hotels and Suite
8. Hotel of the Year
Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja
Tourism Promoters of the Year.
1. Oguntoye Twins..Oguntoye Kehinde Oladele.Igbo Ora Twin Festival
2. Cecile Mambo Doumbe..Cee Mambo. Abuja Food Tour
3.Balogun Olamilekan and the Way of Wonders for Amala Hangout events
4. Peace Iyare…..Abuja OldSkool event
5. Jibola Oluseye.. Badagry and Lagos Tours.
6. Anago James Akeem Osho..Curated Tours of Nigeria.
7. Bethel Moseglad…Mambilla Tours
8 Ekwueme Godsgift Ebuka…… South East Tours
9. Prince Wale Olapade… Tribune Newspapers
10. Taiye Baiyerohi Olayemi News Agency of Nigeria 11. Balqees Olubunmi Olaniyi…Olabaf Tours of North West ,Abuja and Akwa Ibom Tours
12. Kelani Abolaji Aerovessel…Lagos Cruises etc.
13. Oludayo Taiwo Gideon..Aeroport Tours to Osogbo etc.
14. Franklin Ihejirika… NigerianFrankNews
15. Olugbenga Omotayo Sunday…Idere Hills.
16. Omotosho Hakeem Olamilekan…Kwara State Tours.
17..Agboola Oluwafemi….Arinta Falls.
18..Louis Nwadialo..Osumanu Resort.
19. Prince Uduak Pedro..Qua Tours Uyo
20.. Dennis Great Okeke.. Blogging
21…. Dr Raphael James…Historical Curator
22. Ubong Ekpe Okon…Akwa Ibom Tours.
23. Lucia Ikediashi.. Lagos City Tours.
24. Tola Gabriel..ATG Tours
25.. Nanna Yakubu…Jos Hiking.
26. Abiola Adelana..Sterling Bank
The Organisers had earlier announced some winners of the Awards.
NAFEST, The Annual Cultural Festival and Events packaged by the Otunba Runsewe led Nigerian Council of Arts and Culture NCAC has been selected as the Best Tourism event in Nigeria.
Sterling Bank was unanimously chosen as the Most Tourism Friendly Bank of the Year.
Pharmacist Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf the Lagos State Commissioner of Tourism was chosen as the Best Tourism Commissioner in Nigeria in 2021.
Chief Allen Onyema, the Chairman of Air Peace was chosen as the Travel Personality of the Year 2021.
The Tourism CEO of the Year 2021 is Turaki Nura Kangiwa the Director General of NIHOTOUR.
The Tourism Man of the Year is the President of FTAN Nkereuwem Onung.