I was honored and proud to have attended the press conference for the launch of the “Nigeria Tourism Awards” which will hold during the Nigeria Travel Week (NTW) between November 20–25, 2017. The organisers of the travel and tourism trade event announced the nominees for the Balearica Awards, which forms part of activities slated for the four days gathering that is geared at promoting Nigeria Tourism.
WHAT IS THE “NIGERIA TRAVEL WEEK”?
The Nigeria Travel Week is a curated gathering that is geared towards promoting Nigeria tourism both to the domestic and foreign markets. The week will see 52-hosted buyers from 23 countries across the world attending in attendance. The aim is to expose these buyers to Nigeria as a destination and offer them the opportunity to experience Nigeria and in return, market the country through their various platforms. The essential aim of the week is to begin to change the narrative in Nigeria with regard to tourism.
THE NIGERIA TOURSIM AWARDS (THE BALEARICA AWARDS)
The Chief Executive Officer at Nigeria Travel Week (NTW), Efetobo Awhana, who is also CEO of Avantgarde Tours said that the award, which is to reward and recognize excellence and those who have made immense contributions to Nigeria tourism, would transform the face of tourism, insisting that is a unique one.
OTHER EVENTS DURING NTW
- A Tourism Cup (Golf Tournament) will be held at Ikoyi Club Golf course with the aim to harness the power of golf in promoting tourism.
- “The Travel Roundtable” holding at The Wheatbaker Hotel, which brings stakeholders together to discuss key issues affecting tourism development.
- Village Square holding at Freedom Park celebrates Nigerian culture through dance drama and food.
- The Travel Hangout, where Nigerians can network and talk about tourism in a relaxed and natural environment of the Lekki Conservation Centre.
The four days event would climax with The Balearica Awards, where the full names of the awardees would be revealed and celebrated for their different achievements.
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