With the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the 2020 Christmas season looked bleak. Annual events were cancelled all over the world, including the record setting annual 9999 event in Uyo.
7 Dec 2019
For hundreds of years, tourism has been an important sector, contributing significantly to the economies of many countries around the world.
9 Nov 2019
As practitioners and stakeholders in the travel industry gear up for Abuja Jabammah 2019, support has continued to come for the travel event that aims at promoting domestic tourism in Nigeria.
1 Jun 2019
Ahead of this year’s Accra Weizo, the West African Travel market, organisers have announced nominations for this year’s Balafon Awards put together by ATQNews. In 2017, the organisation hosted the awards for Top 100 Tourism personalities in West Africa, while for 2018, it added the Top 100 Hotels in West Africa. Beside its annual Balafon…
3 May 2019
With about eight different ministries and 30 parastatals managing its segments, the local tourism industry in Nigeria may never get it right, experts have said.
27 Jul 2018
Organisers of Akwaaba African Travel Market in collaboration with ATQ News, have announced that the Africa Top 100 Tour Operators awards and recognition will take place during the 14th edition of the annual travel show and exhibition in September 2018. Organiser of Akwaaba African Travel Market, Ikechi Uko, expressed his excitement about the awards as…
14 Jul 2018
Africa’s leading online travel agency, Jumia Travel, has released it’s 2018 Hospitality Report, with available statistics showing that travel and tourism is on a fast track to becoming...
12 Sep 2017
I’m Ikechi Uko, the founder of AKWAABA Travel Tourism Market. I studied Geography. I lived in different parts of the Nigeria and I’m from Abia State. I grew up in Enugu, went to the University of Ibadan...
17 Jun 2017
Travel expert and founder of the Akwaaba African Travel Market, Ikechi Uko has clinched the 2016 MICE East Africa’s Tourism and Hospitality Personality Award. The award was part of the 2017 MICE East Africa Forum and Expo held in Addis Ababa....
27 May 2017
In a bid to deepen its operations in Asia Pacific, one of Africa’s most profitable airlines, Ethiopian airlines, has sealed a partnership deal with Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines.
4 Nov 2016
Mr Ikechi Uko, the founder of Akwaaba Travel Fair, has called on the Federal Government to train and re-train immigration and customs officers at Muritala Muhammad Airport ...