NTDC DG, others for second edition of Jumia’s ‘Nigeria Travel Awards’
The second edition of Jumia Travel Award programme tagged: Nigeria Travel Award, holds on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in Lagos.
The organising committee of the Nigeria Travel Awards had earlier announced the appointment of Folorunsho Coker, DG, Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) as a jury member for the second edition of the Awards, which holds at Pearlwort Hotel & Suites, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos by 11:00 a.m.
Others include Michael Balogun, CEO Tour2Nigeria; Babatunde Onibudo, MD Pearlwort Hotel; and Omolara Adagunodo, MD, Jumia Travel.
The organisers said the jury’s decision will contribute 50 per cent of the outcome, while the other 50 per cent will be from the public through a voting process.
According to the Head of PR and Marketing for JumiaTravel, Olukayode Kolawole, there are seven categories to be awarded, which 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.
The nominees for the Customers’ Favourite International Airline 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.
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.
The nominees for the Best Business Hotel 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.
Kolawole said 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 the further advancement of their respective destinations.
In Nigeria, vote here and follow the Awards conversation on social networks: #JumiaTravelAwards2018