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Tourism: Winners Emerge For Africa Travel 100 Awards 

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Africa Travel 100 Under 40
In a remarkable testament to their exceptional achievements and contributions to the travel and tourism sector, the finalists for the highly coveted Africa Travel 100 Under 40 Awards have been officially announced.
These accomplished individuals have left an indelible mark on the industry, showcasing innovation, dedication, and a commitment to excellence that sets them apart as true trailblazers.
Hosted by Atqnews and the Akwaaba African Travel Market, the prestigious Africa Travel 100 Under 40 Awards are a pivotal part of the upcoming event.
The Akwaaba African Travel Market, the largest travel expo in West Africa, will be held from September 3rd to 5th, 2023, at the renowned Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.
The event provides an exceptional platform for industry professionals to celebrate achievements, establish valuable connections, and explore the latest trends and opportunities in the travel landscape.
In 2017, Akwaaba Travel Market held Africa Travel 100 Women Awards recognizing African Women who have excelled in the area of Travel and Tourism, gracing the event. In, 2018, it held the Africa 100 Tour operators award for tour operators promoting destinations in the continent. In 2019, it held the Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities awards.
Also, in 2022, another set of Africa Travel 100 women were recognized for their exceptional contribution to the growth of the tourism industry in Africa.
The three-day Akwaaba African Travel Market will feature a variety of exciting highlights, including the African Food Fair, Medical Tourism Expo, Africa Youth Tourism Bantaba, and Destination Wedding Expo. The event promises to be an inspiring celebration of achievements, an unparalleled networking opportunity, and a platform to shape the future of the travel industry in Africa.
As anticipation builds for the Africa Travel 100 Under 40 Awards and  Akwaaba African Travel Market 2023, the industry looks forward to recognizing and celebrating the remarkable accomplishments of these finalists. Their impact on the travel landscape is set to inspire the next generation of professionals and shape the trajectory of the industry for years to come.
The list of finalists includes:
1) Andinet Feleke- President Of Ethiopian Tour Operators- MD Of Jacaranda Tours, Ethiopia
2) Nega Wedajo Werete – Deputy Commissioner, Oromia Tourism Commission, Ethiopia
3) Capt Kalkidan Girma, The First ET Captain of Airbus 350, Ethiopia
4) Mr Ashenafi Mulugeta Kebede – Chairman, Addis Ababa Hotel and Tourism Professionals Association, Ethiopia
5) Mpea Wanda – Kiki Lawanda Tours – Congo, Brazzaville
6) Francel Emerancy Ibalank- Wild Safari Tours – Congo, Brazzaville
7)Amani Musemakweli Prince – CEO Rest-Congo, DRC
8)Lilian Maximillian Kramer – Zohar Tours, Tanzania
9)Agatha Bernard Mndeme – Afro Lioness Adventures, Tanzania
10) Gloria Thobias – Adventure Women Africa, Tanzania
11) Gloria Meiseyeki – Journalist, Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation, Tanzania
12) Zena Mshana – Your Holiday Abroad, Tanzania
13) Sadiki Mohamed Ali – General Manager- Assalam Community Foundation, Tanzania
14) Boss Sinda – Tanzania
15) Maame Ama Nyakoa Akwaboah – Manak Travels Ltd, Ghana
16) Frances Arthur – Key Account Manager, Accra City, Ghana
17) Alice Mankor Sagoe – Lisadel Travel and Tours, Ghana
18) Michael Kojo Orleans – Tourchlight Tours, Ghana
19) Philomena Adjei – Flylinks Travels, Takoradi, Ghana
20) Radia Adama Saani – CEO- Moon Touch Travel Ltd, Ghana
21)Ransford Tamakloe – Ghana
22) Elizabeth Sasu, CEO –GH Aviation Publication, Ghana
23) Susan Mawena Amelia – The Seed Travel Consult, Ghana
24) Samuel Obeng Appah – Content Editor, Voyagesafriq Travel Media Ghana
25) Jamie Mumba -Gateway Tours and Travel, Zambia
26)Howard Kapwenge – Zambia
27) Philippe Ndiaga BA – Senegal
28) Tuyeni Junias, Namibia
29) Ms Loide Kulaumone Muatunga – Founder – Eco Gliding Tours, Swakopmund Namibia
30) Caroline Amutuhaire – Uganda
31) Ann Kalembe – Uganda
32) Jessica Nabongo – First Black Woman to travel to every country in the world, Uganda
33) Frank RUHINIRWA – Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education, Uganda
34) ONESMUS MUTUUZA – Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education, Uganda
35) Komuhendo Violet – Afrika Panthera Safaris
36) Haddyjatou Njie – Gambia
37) Ramatoulie Jallow – Founder – Smiling Coast Tourism, Gambia
38) Ms Charmaine Tebogo Shirindzi – CTS Travel & Tours, South Africa
39)Presca Matjea, Travel Daring Adventures (PTY) Ltd, South Africa
40) Kabelo Maleka – TravelbugZa, South Africa
41) Lerato Ndlovu – Ndlovukazi Tours and Transfers, South Africa
42) Mel Tlhapi  – South African Travel Specialist, South Africa
43) Netto Maluka – Mbombela Experience, South Africa
44) Kyasha Bhoola – Tripsnstays, South Africa
45) Phaka Hlazo  Zulu Nomad, South Africa
46) Mamello Mofokeng – South Africa
47) Mukhatshelwa Gadisi (Katchie Nzama A 2017 Winner) Solo Traveler, South Africa
48) Boipelo Tladinyane Hlubi – Solo Traveler, South Africa
49)Tinotenda Makechemu – My Kariba Travel & Tours – Zimbabwe
50) A Douglas Musiringofa – Pristine Victoria Falls Society (PVFS), Zimbabwe
51) Phineas Kapinga – Nxunga Beetsha Delta Safaris, Botswana
52) KB Kebalatetse – Travel Manager, Easy Escape Travel & Tours, Botswana
53) Peter Momah Bassie – Tour Operator, Sierra Leone
54) Ralia Iya Adan –Musaafir Vacations – Kenya
55) Ms Rosebelle Mugabi – CEO – Luxit Africa, Kenya
56) Yvonne Kilonzo – CEO Marony Travel, Kenya
57) Hussein Jiwani – Kenya
58)Asha Sofis Muktar – Kenya
59) Mr Iteyo David – CEO Crowned Eagle Safaris
60) Cammue A Mulbah – Liberia
61) Hanson G. Blayon – Liberia
62) Samson Bryant  – Liberia
63)Anthonette Quayee – Liberia
64) Omar khaled Mohamed Ragaie Souelim – Hammock Tours, Egypt
65) Arethada da Silva –  Tropicana, Angola
66) Abadjaye Justin Sodogandji – Benin Republic
67) Julianna Amokohou –Director General, REV TRAVEL AGENCY, Central African Republic
68) Ariella Kageruka – Head of Tourism & Conservation, Rwanda Tourism Board
69) Nice Uwase – Commercial Director, Radisson Blu & Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda
70) Janet Karemera – CEO- Rwanda Convention Bureau, Rwanda
71) Dora Ngarambe – Founder BOHO Restaurant, Rwanda
72) Annie Uwase Anuarite – Rwandan Female Driver & Tour Guide, Rwanda
73) Lola Adefope – Managing Director BTM,
74) Jibola Oluseye – Founder Taste of Africa Vibes,
75) Olukayode Deborah  – Project Officer, AKWAABA African Travel Market,
76) Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo – First Nigerian Female B787  Captain at Qatar Airways
77) Adunola Okupe – CEO Redclay Advisory,
78) Rosemary Okoli – CEO Trippzap Hospitality Development & Management Company
79) Mr Yemi Smith – CEO Travel Tank,
80) Capt Thomas Olanrewaju –  Ibom Air,
81) Umeokoli Cordis Yotamara – Public Relation Officer- Nigerian Association of Tour Operators, NATOP
82) Mrs Mayowa Obasanya – Junior Partner, DandP Travels,
83) David Batur – CEO – Sehembz Travel,
84) Funke Ogunkoya-Futi Aka Sassy Funke,
85) Iyiola Mariam – TravelWithMariam,
86) Aminat Akanbi – Triplister Tours,
87) Danjuma Salome – Sales Manager – WheatBaker Hotel, Nigeria
88) Chiamaka Obuekwe – CEO Social Prefect Tours, Nigeria
89) Dein Gbabo – Portfolio Sales Manager at Reeds Expo RX Global UK
90) ZAINAB ABDULKADIR  – Havico Global,
91) Omotosho Hakeem Olamilekan – Omotosho Travels, Promoter Kwara State Tourism
92) Atabo David – Visit Ado Awaye, Nigeria
93) Abolaji Kelani – CEO Aerovessel Aviation College,
94) Tina Nwanya – NjeTours,
95) Glory Arasomwan – Quotaway Services,
96) Daniel Bello – Visit Ososo,
97) Omotoke Fatoki – ThatTokeLady
98) Ajoke Adetilehin – Tripholics,
99) Chukwuebuka Dennis Okeke – Big Time Africa Media
100) Hilda Effiong Baci – Winner Guinness World Record..Cook-a-thon

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1 comment

Dereje S. Woldemaria August 25, 2023 - 11:51 am

Dear Sir/Madam,
I would like appreciate your “African Travel Market, the prestigious Africa Travel 100” Under 40 Awards are a pivotal part of the upcoming this event.
But as the title for the award criteria show that why the tour & guide responsibilities are very high experience in touring & guiding for the sector in the area are excluded…..??!!. Therefore, why in this competition the contribution of Tour guides & curators for those sectors are very necessary. Please for further don’t hesitate these areas of competitors can include for the area of fields.

Sincerely, Dereje Sahile, Dn.;
Holy Trinity Cathedral Museum Guide & Curator
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA


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