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Dubai tour firms for Akwaaba


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No fewer than 16 leading tourism destination in Middle East and Africa will be attending Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos this September.

According to the organisers, Dubai has become the biggest destination for Nigerian travellers with over 20 flights a day terminating in Dubai from Lagos and Abuja.

It is believed that over 300,000 Nigerians pass through Dubai every year.


These companies, coming under Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) include: Jumeirah, Red Apple, Khimji, Sun and Sand, Apha Tours, Swissotel, Copthorne Hotel and Rayna Tourism.

Others are: Mgallery, Arabian Adventures, Dubai Health Authority, Wings Tours, Pullman City Centre Hotel, JA Resorts & Hotels, Ritz Carlton and Dubai Tourism.

This comes as Gambia Tourism Board seeks to renew their presence in Nigeria.

As part of latest efforts to increase awareness for The Gambia as an all year tourism destination for discerning Nigerian visitors and prospective investors, the Gambia Tourism Board has announced its participation at the 14th Akwaaba.

The African Travel Market holds in Lagos between Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th September 2018.


The Gambia has confirmed participation with a 20 man delegate for the event to include Top stakeholders in the industry to be led by the DG Gambia Tourism Board.

Earlier this year, the Akwaaba travel market team had organised the ‘Banjul Bantaba’ event with a Familiarisation trip to the Gambia and a high powered B2b session which showed Nigerians the amazing potentials for Touristic splendor and introduced some of the new tour operators to the destination.

The fall out was amazing with increasing requests for packages to The Gambia.

The organisers of Akwaaba Travel Market, west Africa’s largest meetings and exhibition event is excited to announce that Gambia will be participating this year after three years of absence from the Annual trade show in Nigeria.

The Marketing Director, Gambia Tourism Board, Adama Njie promised visitors to The Gambia stand on Gambia Day an unforgettable Gambian experience.

Top hotels, Tour Operators and stakeholders will be attending from The Gambia.

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