My Account of The 2017 Akwaaba African Travel Market: Day 2
And so AKWAABA DAY 2 commenced with a pleasant surprise as activities of the previous day (Chef Challenge) took over the front page of The Guardian Newspaper. This was in addition to the raging online buzz on the success story of the maiden jollof rice war between Nigeria and Ghana.
With Exhibitors from all over Africa strategically positioned at the Eko Hotels and Suites venue, AVIATION DAY kicked off with aviation heavyweights sharing their thoughts and experiences on the panel topic, "One Year Accident-Free Commercial Aviation: What Did Africa Do Right?"
It was after this segment that the big one came - the WOMEN IN TOURISM CONFERENCE which saw 100 African Travel women get recognised for their contributions in the growth of Travel and Tourism business in Africa.
Among the honoured Travel 100 include Senator Princess Florence Ita-Giwa(Nigeria), Anastacia Ndlovu(Zimbabwe), Mrs. Rita Uko(Nigeria), Mrs. Eme Affiah(Nigeria), Mrs. Fatima Garbati(Nigeria), Bunny Bhoola(South Africa), Stella Obinwa(Nigeria), Mrs. Ellen Sirleaf Johnson(President Of Liberia), Annie Uwase Anuarite(Rwanda), Olanma Ojukwu(Nigeria), Abby Sarr(Gambia), Chiamaka Obuekwe(Nigeria), Madam Nancy Q. Sam (Ghana), Ngozi Ngoka(Nigeria), Julie Dabaly Scot(Kenya), Nseobong Ubong(Nigeria), Carmen Nibigira(Travel Expert,East Africa), Fatma Bashir(Kenya), Uloma Egbuna (Nigeria) and many more women from Uganda, Seychelles, Tanzania etc.
In her usual magical fashion, Ire The Stage Devi thrilled the audience with high-energy performances. Truly gifted! Carnival Calabar Revellers didn't do any less. Beautiful as always.
Lunch was interesting, as Akwaaba Day 2 came to a successful close with a cocktail party which held at Maison Fahrenheit.
EbeleEze-Enemchukwu is the immediate past Mrs Tourism United Nations, she wrote in from Lagos, Nigeria.