With the build up towards the maiden edition of Abuja Jabamah, a M.I.C.E and Hotel Show in the Federal Capital Territory, reaching a crescendo, organizers of the event have announced that the event would feature a mega Fam Trip to 4 Nigerian cities in 7 days, tagged “7 days and 6 Nights of Learning Networking, speed dating and mad Fun” with the Carnival Calabar Queens present all through.

Speaking about the event and Fam Trip, Mr. Ikechi Uko, the organizer explained that the, “The Fam Trip is aimed at four cities in Nigeria namely Abuja, Kaduna, Calabar and Lagos as an effort to explore and to promote their tourism potentials for domestic tourism while using the avenue to expose local tour operators and hotels to their foreign counterparts to promote domestic and outbound tourism”.The fam trip will feature 3 Nights in Abuja as participants get to know Africa’s most Modern City – Abuja.

On the 18th there would be a day trip by the first Standard Gauge Rail in West Africa to Kaduna. The Fam Trip will continue with a flight to Calabar, for participants to be a part of the World famous Carnival Calabar’s 2nd Dry Run on the 19th of November and 1 day in Lagos, stretching from the 15th to 21st November. The one day tour of Lagos would offer the participants the opportunity to spend an exciting evening in Lagos, a city Like no other on Earth!The total cost is One hundred and fifty thousand naira for those joining from Abuja and it covers Flight, accommodation and Tour in Calabar and Lagos, while two hundred and fifty thousand naira is for those joining from other cities in Nigeria. It covers Flights, accommodation and Tours in Abuja and Calabar.

It is one thousand Dollars for those joining from Accra, and it covers Flights, accommodation and Tours in Abuja, Kaduna, Lagos and Calabar; while it is eight hundred Dollars for those coming from outside Nigeria.  It covers Domestic flights in Nigeria, Accommodation and Tours in Abuja, Kaduna, Lagos and Calabar.The package has a second option for those interested in doing the Kaduna Tour with no extension to Calabar to pay one hundred and fifty thousand naira only from Lagos; participants resident in Abuja are to pay thirty thousand naira only for the tour to Kaduna and the event while delegates from Ghana would pay seven hundred Dollars.Abuja Jabamah 2017 would also be used to celebrate the awards of Abuja Top 50 Tourism Pioneers and Abuja Top Abuja 50 New Hotels.

The organizers also called on travel and tourism experts, stakeholders and the general public to send in their nominations for the two award categories. The awards would hold at the Travelers Night on the evening of the 17th November, 2017. Abuja Jabamah is scheduled to hold from the 16th to 17th of November with a tour from 18th to 21st November and would see guests and delegates explore on a across of North, South and West of Nigeria in the company of the renown Carnival Calabar Queens. Carnival Calabar is the biggest street party in Africa.

Abuja Top 50 Tourism Pioneers award was set up to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as pioneers in the travel and tourism industry in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory and through their efforts or that of their organizations have impacted positively on the travel and tourism sector across in Nigeria, whose efforts have stimulated and helped to achieve their individual country’s tourism goals and forging interactions among stakeholders and customers across the country.Abuja Top 50 New Hotels is aimed at recognizing the latest hotels that with top class infrastructure with exceptional services. Your hotel was selected for the award after initial nominations was approved with assessment of your facility.

All nominations for awards should be sent to events@atqnews.com on or before the 12 midnight on Friday October 27th.Abuja Jabamah is an event by the organisers of the annual AKWAABA African Travel Market in Nigeria, Accra Weizo in Ghana and BANTABA Nigeria in partnership with www.ATQNews.com. At JABAMAH, exhibitors will be able to schedule meetings with about 100 tour operators from Abuja, Jos, Kaduna, Benue and Kano and we hope to achieve value as we aim at reaching Northern Nigeria and exploring tourism potentials as well as marketing in smaller groups to the travel agents, tour operators and entire travel public; offers destinations a chance for presentations, B2B sessions, speed dating and more scheduled meetings with tour operators. Abuja Jabama will play host to a huge travelling population, hotels, tour operators and travel agents who have over the years largely depended in the Lagos market and trade shows for exposure.

Speaking on Abuja Jabamah, organiser of the event, Mr Ikechi Uko, who is also the organizer of Africa’s most successful individually driven travel exhibition, the Akwaaba Travel Market which holds annually in Lagos, explained that, “Abuja is ready to host a M.I.C.E and Hotel event now to promote meetings, events, conventions and hospitality in Nigeria.Exhibitors will be able to schedule meetings with about 70 tour operators from Abuja, Jos, Kaduna, Benue and Kano which we hope will generate businesses thereon.

Abuja JABAMAH’s Day One event will feature the Tour operators forum, Destinations marketing from various countries, Training on how to start online Travel Business by a renowned expert, the Travellers Award will feature awards for Abuja Top 50 New Hotels as well as Abuja Top 50 Tourism Pioneers  while Day 2 will be focus Hotel Training by expert on Digital Skills for Hotels.On the Day 3 which is 18th, the Fam Trip will commence with an experience of Abuja to Kaduna by Rail and a visit to Kajuru castle in Kaduna then the trip moves on to Calabar and to Lagos.

Expected Participants are Top travel agents from Surrounding states, Hoteliers, Tour Operators, State tourism boards and Destination managers.

Program of Events

16th November Day 1: Tour Operators Forum

i. Destination Marketing

ii. How to Setup and Online travel/tours Agency

iii. Travellers Award:-

Abuja Top 50 (New) Boutique Hotels*

– Top 50 Pioneers In Abuja Tourism

17th November Day 2:

Hotel Training

i. Abuja MICE and Hotel Show: Digital Skills For Hotel

18th – 21st November : 

i. Abuja – Kaduna Tour By Rail

ii. Calabar Carnival Dry Run, Tinapa and tour

iii. A tour of Lagos


Source: ATQ NEWS

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