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Lagos hots up for Nigeria Travel Award 2018

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NTDC DG, Others Join Jury

Ahead of the second edition of the Nigeria Travel award, which is billed for February 1, the organising committee has announced the appointment of Folorunsho Coker, DG, Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) as a jury member for the project. Others include Michael Balogun, CEO Tour2Nigeria; Babatunde Onibudo, MD Pearlwort Hotel; and Omolara Adagunodo, MD, Jumia Travel.

The jury’s decision will contribute 50% of the outcome, while the other 50% will be from the public through a voting process. Meanwhile, the award ceremony, which was slated to hold on January 25, has been postponed to Thursday, February 1, 2018.

According to the Head of PR & Marketing for Jumia Travel, Olukayode Kolawole the change of date will provide ample time for more people to vote.There seven categories to be awarded include: Customers’ Favourite Hotel 2017, Customers’ Favourite International Airline Company 2017, Best Destination Website 2017, Jumia Travel’s Booking Award 2017, Traveler’s Choice Hotel 2017, Best Leisure Hotel in Nigeria 2017, and Best Business Hotel in Nigeria 2017.

The nominees for the Customers Favourite Awards are: Ibis Hotel Ikeja; Golden Tulip Festac; Federal Palace Hotel & Casino; Southern Sun Hotel & Towers; Owu Crown Hotels; Greatwood Hotels LTD; Newland Luxury Apartments; Citiheight Hotels; Pearlwort Hotel & Suites; Southern Sun Ikoyi; and Park Inn by Radisson. For the Customers’ Favourite International Airline category, the nominees are: British Airways; Turkish Airlines; Ethiopian Airlines; Air France; Etihad; Emirates; Egypt Air; & Rwandair.

The nominees for the Customers’ Favourite Local Airline are: Medview Airlines; Dana Airline; Arik Air; Air Peace; Azman Air; Overland Air; and Aero, while The nominees for the Best Travel Blog/Website are: TVP Adventures; Unravelling Nigeria; Travel With A Pen; EatTechTravel; Social Prefect; Irinajo; Naija Adventures; Khalid, The Workaholic; and Naijanomads.

For Best Business Hotel category, the niminees are: Ibis Lagos Airport; Pearlwort Hotel; Eko Hotel; Radisson Blu Anchorage; Rockview Hotel Classic Abuja; Presken Hotel & Resorts; Ibis Lagos Ikeja; Hampton Suites; Hotel Seventeen; and Tahir Guest Palace.

The awards aim at promoting Nigeria’s tourism sector, and responds to the need of encouraging hoteliers to improve the quality of their services for further advancement of their respective destinations.

In Nigeria, vote here.
Jumia Travel (travel.jumia.com) is the N°1 Pan African Online Travel Agency, which simplifies the travel booking experience by allowing users to compare prices and amenities in a fast and secure manner. With more than 30,000 hotels in Africa (+300,000 hotels around the world) and more than a hundred flight companies as partners, Jumia Travel aims to democratize travel by reducing travelling cost, providing the largest inventory of properties and granting local & high-quality services to become the one stop travel shop in the continent.

The platform is active in over 40 countries in Africa, with 10 local offices, and more than 400 travel specialists constantly in touch with our customers. Our main hubs are in Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Algiers (Algeria), Douala (Cameroon), Kampala (Uganda), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya) and Dubai (UAE). Before June 2016, Jumia Travel was known as Jovago. It was founded in 2013 by Jumia and is backed by MTN, Millicom, Rocket Internet, Orange, Axa, CDC Uk and other financial partners.


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