Tourism: Akwaaba African Travel Market 2019 Served It Hot!

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I’ve often been asked during interviews to describe different things in one word. Sometimes I struggle for best words, other times, I almost don’t have to think. And that was the case with Akwaaba Africa Travel Market 2019, I didn’t have to think as one word which best captures my 2019 experience is “UNPRECEDENTED!” With no flattery intended, few people […]

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Tourism: Oba of Benin Joins the Ooni of Ife, others as he bags Africa Travel 100 Award

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The organiser of Akwaaba African Travel Market, Mr Ikechi Uko has honoured The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II with the Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Award in recognition of his cultural and historical upstanding. The award was presented to him at his palace during the just concluded National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) in […]

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Africa: Akwaaba is good for promotion, I will like to visit again- Lucy Nyeri

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Last Month, September, was her first time in Nigeria, and she visited on business. To attend the 15th edition of the recently held Akwaaba African Travel Market. She was one of the exhibitors who paraded their products during the three days gathering; an art and craft specialist. Lucy Nyeri, is a Kenyan but resides in Durban, South Africa, from where […]

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Tourism: Akwaaba has exposed us to African market –Hall

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Dr. Kerry Hall is the director of Tourism Development in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Government of Barbados. She was among the few delegates from the Caribbean that for the first time attended the 15th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market. The 15 hours trip to Lagos via London from the Caribbean was described by her as not […]

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Africa: Foreign Airlines in Nigeria others honour Akwaaba CEO

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The organiser of West Africa’s biggest travel and trade exhibition, Mr Ikechi Uko has been honoured as the Tourism Icon of the year 2019 by the Association of Foreign Airlines and Representatives in Nigeria (AFARN). Mr. Ikechi Uko, who organizes the reknowned Akwaaba African Travel Market was given the award for his passion and resilience in the promotion of tourism […]

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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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