Africa: Chinyere Umeasiegbu wins Top 100 Tourism Personalities in Nigeria
Chinyere Umeasiegbu (Mrs.), the Founder of the IATA Certified Travel and Tours Company, Global Links & Services Ltd (GL&S) as well as The Pearl Academy (TPA), a training academy for Languages and skills acquisition, has been listed in the Top 100 Tourism Personalities in Nigeria.
The listing of the Top 100 Tourism Personalities in Nigeria by Travellers Magazine is historic and an effort to cast in gold the faces of the people who are behind the great effort and deep sacrifices in promoting tourism in Nigeria despite the harsh conditions they operate within the tourism landscape in Nigeria. Travellers Magazine is the first travel magazine in West Africa, remaining consistent in its publications for over 22 years.
Top 100 Tourism Personalities in Nigeria list was set up to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as foremost and outstanding drivers in the travel and tourism industry in Nigeria; and through their efforts and or that of their organizations have impacted positively on the travel and tourism sector in Nigeria, stimulating and helping to achieve the country’s tourism goals and forging interactions among stakeholders and customers across the country.
This is the second edition. In 1999 Travellers Magazine published its first Compilation of the Nigerian Top 100 Tourism Club. Almost two decades later the list needs to be updated. Mrs Chinyere Umeasiegbu has been honored to have emerged on that list.
Chinyere Umeasiegbu (Mrs.), an economist and banker who worked for almost a decade in the Nigerian Banking Industry before voluntarily resigning also co-ordinated the affairs of National Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) for over 10 years in the South-South region of Nigeria. She is also a key member of the National Association of Nigerian Travel agencies (NANTA), and member of the Board of Trustees of the Christian Private Pilgrimage Operators of Nigeria.
Over the years, GL&S has successfully conducted Annual pilgrimages to Israel and other holy sites, delivered Cruise Packages, packaged a lot of highly successful tours and conferences outside Nigeria. They also host an Annual Travel Exhibition tagged ‘IJE’ – JOURNEYS AROUND THE WORLD in Warri Delta State, which is a key travel exhibition platform in the region, attracting exhibitors from the region as well as support of most of the major Airlines who routinely feature on the annual trade show.
Chinyere holds a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Maiduguri and a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK; she also has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. She is happily married with children.