The Emerald Collection-Zanzibar , a group with two luxury resorts in Zanzibar; 5 star luxury Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa (Leading Hotels of the World) on the popular Nungwi beach and the 5 star Dream of Zanzibar Resort, on the beautiful Pwani Mchangani beach will be showcasing at Akwaaba this year. This will be the first brand from Tanzania to exhibit at Africa Travel Market. Both resorts have been built to satisfy those guests seeking an authentic holiday experience, reflected in the architecture and décor that evoke the island’s Arabic and African heritage.
According to Mr. George Kiruku Regional Sales & Marketing Manager, ‘’We decided to exhibit at the Akwaaba 2016 because it’s the biggest Travel Fair in West Africa. Over the last 3 years that we have been in operation, we have noticed a sharp increase in the guests who are coming from West Africa, especially from Nigeria, and this year we decided that it will be a good opportunity for us to exhibit in West Africa, and Nigeria (Akwaaba) was the best option”’.
Mr. Kiruku said that With this we hope to meet a lot of Tour Operators and Travel agents from West Africa, as well as Corporates and Organizations representatives, as well as direct clients and show them what we have to offer in Zanzibar. Kindly visit our stand and get to see what special offers we will be having.
Also, Nike Lake Resort Enugu Nigeria has early announced its participation at the 12th AKWAABA African Travel Market According to Mr. Uche Anusiem, Sales & Marketing Manager, ” our Resort is a 3-Star hotel with world class facilities to make your stay a memorable one. It has 210 well- appointed rooms and suites plus 10 self- catering villas suitable for all tastes and budgets and each room overlooking the well- manicured gardens, the resort has 4 indoor and 5 outdoor venues for conferencing and business meetings that meet international standards”.
Nike Lake Resort is situated on the banks of Nike Lake in Enugu State, Nigeria. It is a short fifteen minutes drive from the local airport and only ten minutes from the city center. With a mission to be one of the best resorts in Nigeria offering international standards, we hope to increase both domestic and international arrivals into the resort and set a reference point in the world class hospitality offering as well as gain maximum exposure in the tourism market.” A visit to our stand at 12th Akwaaba Exhibition will convince you. See you there!!” Says Mr. Anusiem
Last Year the 11th edition of Africa Travel Market was first time Dubai Tourism participate. They joined regular exhibitors like Kenya Tourism Board, Rwanda, South Africa Tourism Board, Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia and Morocco. It also featured rated experts like Seyi Olusanya of Once Upon a Destination, who delivered a paper on Planning a Destination Wedding, Adefunke Adeyemi of IATA Regional Head, Member and External Relations Africa and the Middle East, lectured on Transforming Intra-Africa Air Connectivity and Captain Ado Sanusi, Deputy Managing Director, Arik Air, also delivered a lecture at the Aviation Day that attracted travel agents and tour operators in Nigeria and the West- African Coast, local and international airlines operational in Nigeria, aviation ministries and agencies in Nigeria, aviation analysts and travel, aviation and tourism journalists.
The Hospitality Day featured workshops and presentations by notable individuals in the industry, and topics like Innovation & Payment for the Modern Hotel, Online Booking in Nigeria-How does it Work, Standardizing Hotels across West-Africa were looked into. And finally rounded up by Wine Tasting lecture, titled: How to know Your Wine, delivered by Chief Jerry Rowland of Westlog Nigeria Limited.
Apart from the annual Exhibition which creates effective networking opportunities between the product creators and distributors to expose their Product and services to the Travelling Public in a face to face format, the 12th Akwaaba Africa Travel Market will be hosting the maiden edition of Africa Travel and Tourism Conference with the objective of transferring knowledge covering travel, hospitality and aviation sectors from globally rated experts during the annual travel and tourism exhibition which holds on Lagos annually.
According to Mrs. Rita Ikechi-Uko, the organizer explained that she is ‘delighted about the prospects of this new dimension we are adding to the travel exhibition this year. We are passionate about catalyzing change in the tourism and travel landscape in Africa. This new aspect will definitely be an eye opener for many of the delegates and guest and will position Africa on the path of global relevance on most current information on that sector ‘
According to her, ‘speakers during the Travel and Tourism Conference will be addressing topics and dealing with issues such as ‘Travel in Africa: Aviation and Immigration a needed Symbiosis, ‘Immigration as a Catalyst for Growth of Travel and Tourism in Africa’, ‘The State of Aviation in frica’, ‘The State of Tourism in Africa’, ‘The Internet and Future of Travel in Africa’, ‘Tourism Planning: a needed tool for Sustainable Tourism Development’, ‘Hotel Standardization and Classification as a tool for Tourism Growth’, ‘Meeting, incentives, conventions and events in Africa’ among other topics’.
The 12thAkwaaba, Africa Travel & Tourism Conference will hold on the 2nd day of Akwaaba, being October 31st and will be open only to registered travel and tourism practitioner. This is an opportunity for all knowledge seekers in area of Tourism, Travel, Aviation, and Hospitality Sector to satisfy their need.
Travel and tourism professionals can register at the website, www.africantravelmarkets.com or email email@example.com, either as a hosted buyer or delegate. Delegates are expected from aviation and tourism ministries, commissions and departments, State tourism boards, staff from hospitality firms and agencies and the general public seeking to know more about travels and tourism, and for various trainings and exposures. The organizers would issue certificates to attendeesat the end of the event.
AKWAABA, approved by the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) as the official travel exhibition in Nigeria, is listed by UNWTO, a partner event of ATA and the only member of ITTFA in West Africa. Tour Operators Union of Ghana, the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents, African Business Travel Association and the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators have all endorsed Akwaaba African Travel Market.