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Carnival Calabar to light up Akwaaba African travel market


As stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry gear up for this year’s Akwaaba African travel Market, which opens tomorrow, Cross Rivers State, the home of Africa’s biggest street party Carnival Calabar, has confirmed participation at the event.

For those, who have only seen the Carnival Calabar on T.V, the event offers you the opportunity to have a firsthand glimpse of the biggest street party in Africa and the best tourism event in West Africa. The Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission Mr. Gabe Onah will be leading a high-powered team from Calabar to the travel fair. Leader of the Carnival Calabar Sea Gull Band, Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa and Director of Administration at the Cross River State Carnival Commission, Mrs. Eme-Affiah have been named among the top 100 African Women in Tourism.


AKWAABA African Travel Market is the marketing platform to reach more of Nigeria, West Africa, and Africa as it offers you an opportunity to meet face – to – face with Airlines, Hotels, Restaurants, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, State Tourism Boards, Foreign Trade and Tourism Sectors from over 20 countries of the world and a huge turnout of attendees. It will be taking place at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, from 10th to 12th Sept 2017.

This year, the conference seeks to address the challenges Young people in travel business face in promoting Domestic Tourism in Nigeria and also bring the youth in tourism together as it seeks to mainstream them into the organised travel and tourism business.

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