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13th Akwaaba African Travel Market Set to Open in Lagos


All is set for the 13th edition of Akwaaba Travel Market, the biggest travel and tourism fair in West Africa. The 3 day event will be held at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos from 10th September to 12th September.

And to spice this year's event, there is going to be a Chef Challenge; a culinary contest to confirm the country in West Africa that cooks the best jollof rice. The event will be declared open by the Director General, National Council of Arts & Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe.

The jollof rice challenge has already created buzz and excitement amongst the competing countries. The chef challenge is organized with the sole aim of promoting culinary tourism in Africa. It will have chefs from Nigeria and Ghana competing for the best jollof rice and a group of Nigerian chefs will compete for the best prepared rice in varieties.

The 2nd Africa Travel and Tourism Conference will hold on the 2nd day of 13th Akwaaba, speakers and Panelist during the Travel and Tourism Conference will be addressing topics and dealing with issues such as “One year of Accident free commercial aviation. What did Africa do right?

While the Women in Tourism conference 2017, will have Deputy Minister of Tourism Zimbabwe, Anastacia Ndlovu as guest speaker with the theme: Women in Tourism; Challenges and the Future.

The third day will feature Youth in Tourism Conference 2017 with the CEO of Tambollo, Sekimi Ifederu as guest speaker. This Conference seeks to address the challenges Young people in travel business face in promoting Domestic Tourism in Nigeria.

Adding more glamour and razzmatazz to the event is Carnival Calabar who will be on hand to thrill visitors. The 13th Akwaaba is set to offer those who have only seen the Carnival Calabar on T.V the opportunity to have a firsthand glimpse of the biggest street party in Africa.

The National Troupe of Ghana will also share the stage with Carnival Calabar with performances to keep visitors entertained.

A vibrant must attend 3-day business to business event presenting a diverse range of destinations to Africa and international travel professionals, it is a unique opportunity for African travel trade market to meet, negotiate, network and conduct businesses with players from elsewhere.

Maison Fahrenheit Hotel, one of the uniquely designed hospitality facilities in Lagos in partnership with Akwaaba African Travel Market for the 13th edition will be hosting a cocktail event at an after party for Akwaaba African Travel Market delegates.

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