The organizers of the 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market (AfTM) have announced the programe of events for this year’s trade show holding from Sept. 10th – 12th, 2017 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. According to a statement publish on the event website ( and signed by the convener, Mr. Ikechi Uko, the event will hold as follows:

Day 1
Opening ceremony – 2:00pm
Exhibitions – 2:00 – 6:00pm


Chef Challenge – 2:30 – 5:00pm
Jollof wars (Intl Challenge)
Nigerian Challenge

13th AKWAABA will feature the maiden edition of AKWAABA Chef Challenge and food fair 2017. The culinary event is aimed at promoting culinary tourism by showcasing the best of West Africa to an international audience. The tourism event will be hosting chefs from Ghana, Gambia and Nigeria to compete for Jollof rice challenge, 36 states in Nigeria to compete for the best cuisine and a group of chefs compete for the best prepared rice in varieties. These activities were created purposely to bring out the best in West Africa in terms of rice production and promoting the outlook of culinary tourism and local delicacies to foreigners thereby promoting indigenous hospitality and style. #Jollofricewar.

For more information Contact
Jubilian +23481 0866 5793 or 
Rita +23480 9152 1858 

Country Day (open)
Travellers Night – 7:00 – 9:00pm
Africa Travel Awards & Leading women in Tourism recognition
Taste of Nigeria (States chef challenge)
For more information call +234 814 628 8455 or

*Exhibtions – 10:00 – 5:00pm
*Africa Travel and Tourism Conference (ATTC) – 10:30 – 1:00pm
*Aviation Day

1) One (1) Year Commercial Aviation Accident free year. What did Africa do right?
2) African Airlines and Profitability, the real issues!
*Airports Perspective
*Regulators Perspective
*Airline Perspective
*Logistics Perspective

For more information Contact
Friday Nwosu: +23480 7615 6482 
email: or

This year’s Aviation Day with the theme “One Year Commercial Free Accident Aviation. What Did Africa do right?” is expected to have aviation professionals from global aviation organisations, like the International Air Transport Association, IATA, African Civil Aviation Commission, AFCAC, African Airlines Association, AFRAA and Chief Executives of airlines in the continent.

The CEOs of Successful African Airlines have been invited to share their experience in running a successful Airline in Africa. Other speakers and Panelists invited will include Representatives from IATA and AFCAC

*Royal Caribean Cruise Presentation – 1:00 – 1:30pm

*Uganda Country Day Celebration – 1:30 – 2:00pm
Contact DEIN 

*Women in Tourism Discussion – 2:00 – 4:30pm

Paper: Women in Tourism; Challenges and the future
Women in Tourism; Challenges and the Future will allow women discuss the various challenges facing women in tourism and moves towards curbing these challenges for now and the future. There have been a rising number of young female tour operators in the tourism environment across the world; this session will serve as mentorship and empowerment for these young women tourism to learn skills and ways to thrive in this very challenging but lucrative business of tourism. With the rising population of women over the male population in Africa, a lot can be achieved when they come together. This session is therefore going to deliver mentorship, empowerment, networking and partnership within the tourism business environment.
Contact DEIN +234 706 059 5200 

*Exhibitions – 10:00 – 5:00pm
*Youth in Tourism Discussion – 11:00 – 1:00pm

Paper: Domestic tourism promotion and Challenges facing the Youth 
This Conference seeks to address the challenges Young people in travel business face in promoting Domestic Tourism in Nigeria and also bring the youth in tourism together as it seeks to mainstream them into the organized travel and tourism business. The Youth in Tourism Conference with the topic, “Promoting Domestic Tourism in Nigeria, the challenges” will bring youth across the country together for a panel discussion where challenges of Promoting Domestic tourism will be discuss with Expected speakers and Discussants from Federal Tourism agencies and Ministries.

Dubai Marketing Session (1 hour) – 2:00 – 3:00pm
Featuring a one hour time out with Dubai Tourism Board and her suppliers.

Destination Nigeria Presentation by NCAC – 3:00 – 4:00pm
Nigeria culture party to take place at AKWAABA championed by the Nigerian Council of Arts and Culture. Exploring Nigerian Arts and Cultural products.

Product Launch – 4:00 – 4:30pm

*Closing Ceremony – 4:30 – 6:00pm
o Musical Entertainment
o Raffle Draw
o Announce Chef challenge winner 
o Best stand award 
o Launch of Nigerian Travel and Tourism Directory 
o Dance, Dance, Dance

For Enlistment in Directory Contact; 
Renn: +23481 3661 4437 
Chukwuemeka: +234 802 692 0561 
or +234 813 323 5804
Email: or

We are delighted to inform you that your organization has been enlisted in the Travellers magazine Directory of Travel and Tourism Companies in Nigeria which would be launched at the 13th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market from 10th – 12th September 2017 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

West Africa gets less from the 54 Million tourists which come into Africa every year, and Nigeria ranks among the least out of that. This is because of the absence of travel information about travel businesses and destinations in Nigeria both in Print and online. We are therefore, providing the link for both to help drive the growth of travel and tourism businesses in Nigeria.

The Directory of Travel and Tourism Companies in Nigeria is put together by Travellers magazine, the first travel magazine in West Africa, in partnership with Akwaaba African Travel Market (AfTM). AfTM is an annual international travel event and the only international travel fair in West Africa. It is a face to face marketing platform for travel companies and a meeting place for travel and tourism investors to network. The event is held every year in Lagos, Nigeria and attracts large turnout of participation, drawing attendance across the world; numerous airlines, both domestic and foreign; and leading African hotel chains. It is referred to as ‘‘Where Africa meets the world ’’.
The Directory of Travel and Tourism Companies will feature travel agents and tour operators, travel logistics companies, travel insurance providers, aviation security and cargo handling organizations; airlines, hotels, airlines services companies, several travel and tourism regulatory organizations both in the government and in the private sector with several other organizations whose activities directly and indirectly facilitate the business of travel and tourism in the country.

This enlistment in the Directory is FREE. But if you need that your company’s phone numbers, emails and address (es) be added on your listing with a live link to your website online, it is N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira only); if you also desire that an exhibition Table at the African Travel Market plus enlistment, it is N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only), while a Full Page advert in the Directory with listing and Exhibition table at African Travel Market is N400,000 (Four Hundred Thousand Naira only).

The Directory would be published in Special Edition of Travellers magazine and hosted online on for a global audience. The promotions would also be on social media platforms. Other benefits of enlisting in the Directory includes listing your company in the Exhibition Journal that would be given free to everyone at the event; Media Exposure that the event attracts and Branding of the event venue with your roll up banners.
Enlistment and advert responses with payments have to reach us on or before Friday 4th August 2017.
For enquiries, call Renn: +2349077696480, +2348136614437. Email: Chukwuemeka: 08133235804

Looking forward to enlisting your organization to grow your business through the Directory, soonest.

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