NANTA President wins Media Platinum MERIT Award
President of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), Susan Akporiaye, has won the Nigeria Media Platinum MERIT Award for her leadership and resilience in keeping the Nigerian travel trade business together despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global travel and tourism.
In a citation by the Board of the media award institution, Akporiaye was singled out for holding forth and steering the association, as well as the entire downstream sector of the aviation industry out of the woods of depression and hopelessness during the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the Nigeria Travel industry to its foundation.
In her acceptance speech, Akporiaye explained that Nigeria is not the worst place on earth despite the security challenges and all hands must be on deck to pull the nation out of the setback and consequently help change the narratives.
Akporiaye who appreciated the organiser disclosed that Nanta is grateful for the years of relationships with the Nigerian media which has helped the association and its members to reach out to the various publics, such that has created enabling environment for the travel trade and tourism business to thrive, and also aiding the socioeconomic development of the country.