African Travel Times unveils 2021 award winners
Ahead of this year’s edition of the African Travel Times Magazine Awards, organisers have unveiled a list of winners for the prestigious travel and tourism industry awards.
The yearly award, which was initiated eight years ago, recognises excellence in the travel and tourism sector in Nigeria, West Africa, and beyond. A virtual ceremony with winners and industry practitioners will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 2 pm Nigerian time.
According to the Publisher/Editor of the publication, Lucky Onoriode George, this year’s award ceremony is taking the same pattern as the 2020 event as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that has altered the way the ceremony was organised in the past.
He noted that although there were limited activities since March 2020, as most countries were on lockdown, some organisations and individual winners have emerged from various industries, including hospitality and airlines.
In the Hospitality Categories are Best 3-Star Hotel, (West Africa), Continent Hotel, Akure – Nigeria, Best 4 Star Hotel (ICONIC) West Africa; Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos, Best 4 Star Luxury Hotel (West Africa); Tang Palace, Accra, Ghana, Best Conference Hotel (West Africa); Eko Hotels & Suites, and Best Indigenous Hotel Brand – (West Africa) Alisa Hotels, Accra, Ghana.
Winners in the individuals and organisations categories are Kifalu Masha, General Manager, Alisa Hotel, Accra – General Manager of the Year, Ghana; Dewald Kruger, General Manager, The Envoy Hotel, Abuja – General Manager of the Year, Nigeria; Professor Wasiu Babalola – Hospitality and Tourism Educator of the Year (West Africa); Eko Hotel & Suites – Industry Most Supportive Institution (West Africa); Hotel Presidential – Most Consistent Hotel (South-South – Nigeria) and Air Peace – Airline with most Connectivity (Nigeria).
Others are, Africa World Airline – Most Reliable Airline (West Africa); Ibom Air – Most Reliable Airline [Nigeria]; Continent Hotels and Resorts – Most Exciting Hospitality Brand (Nigeria); Uloma Udeh, General Manager, BON Elvis Hotel, Abuja – Female General Manager of the Year (Nigeria).