Akwaaba 2019: Raising the bar of travel and tourism industry

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Akwaaba Africa Travel Market has continued to grow year on year, attracting interest not only from Africa but across the world, with the Caribbean this year having a presence, writes ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA who attended the three days travel and tourism trade exhibition. For three days; September 22 – 24; tourism took the centre stage in Nigeria with countries from […]

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News: Why Nigeria Lags behind in tourism industry –Ikechi Uko, Founder, Akwaaba Africa Travel Market

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Ikechi Uko is one of the top players in Africa tourism. His initiative, ‘Akwaaba Africa Travel Market’, has grown in leaps and bounds as the only International Travel Fair in West Africa. The 15th Akwaaba event recently held in Lagos was a platform where different African tourist guides, tourism experts and airline operators converged. Countries like Ghana, Gambia, Kenya, Uganda, […]

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#AKWAABA 2019: Networking: The Major Tool of Tourism Development

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Akwaaba African Travel & Tourism market is an International travel, hospitality and tourism event organized in Lagos, Nigeria providing businesses, investors, professionals and buyers in the industry in Africa region to network and trade, it’s serves as a platform to impact knowledge and relevant information on trending developments and advanced approaches in the industry. Akwaaba is the most recognized travel […]

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News: Experts advise African governments on implementation of aviation policies

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As the 15th AKWAABA African Travel and Tourism Market ended on Tuesday in Lagos, aviation industry experts have urged African governments to ensure effective implement of policies that would improve the contribution of the sector to the continent’s economy. The Nigeria News Agency reports that they spoke at a seminar with theme: “Impact of Airport Development and Airlines on Tourism […]

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AKWAABA: Exhibitors excited about bountiful sales, laud fair organisation

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Exhibitors at the 2019 AKWAABA African Travel and Tourism Market have expressed excitement over bountiful sales and successful business transactions made during the fair which ended late on Tuesday. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fair had exposed them to other countries’ tourism and cultural potential, commending the organisers for a well organised fair which attracted […]

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Africa: Pomp, pageantry as 2019 Akwaaba opens in Lagos

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The 15th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market, opens in Lagos on Sunday, amid pomp and pageantry at the popular Eko Hotel and Suites on Victoria Island. With colourful display by Carnival Calabar dancers, Lagos State dance troupe and Eyo dancers and the Jollof Rice war, among others, exhibitors and visitors were thrilled to fun at the only travel market […]

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Africa: 2 Tourism Ministers, Senator Okorocha and Father of Nigerian Tourism coming For Akwaaba 2019

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The 2019 Edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market is receiving more VIP guests from Nigeria, Africa and Beyond. The Royal Father for the Event is His Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife. He will be joined by the Tourism Ministers from Ghana and Uganda. Hon. Dr. Ziblim Barry Iddi (MP) the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture from Ghana […]

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Africa: Akwaaba helps Grow Air Arrival For Gambia By 39%

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West Africa’s biggest tourism expo, Akwaaba, African Travel Market has continued to be a melting point for tourism destination marketers, as new figures released by the Gambian Tourism Board revealed that air arrival from Nigeria increased by 39 per cent compared with previous years. Adama Njie, Director of Marketing, Gambia, affirmed that African Travel Market (AFTM) popularly known as Akwaaba, […]

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Tourism: Akwaaba African Travel Market 2019, 10 Things To Look Out For

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The 15th Akwaaba African Travel Market is about three weeks away, and the excitement is already gathering momentum towards the biggest conglomeration in West Africa of the finest travel and tourism professionals from around the world. Scheduled for 22nd – 24th of September at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, Akwaaba African Travel Market is an annual […]

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Africa: Akwaaba Aviation day lead Speaker Aaron Munetsi appointed African Airlines (AFRAA) Director

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AKWAABA, African Travel Market has congratulated the African Airlines Association’s (AFRAA), newly appointed Director, of Government, Legal and Industry Affairs, Aaron Munetis on his new position in the body. The former Regional General Manager-Africa and Middle East, South Africa Airways, SAA, was responsible for business development and stakeholder management at all levels. Liaison with host government to obtain operating permits […]

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