The Wells Carlton Hotels & Apartments, Abuja, won the “Hotel of the Year” award, while Eko Hotel & Suites won the “Best Business Hotel” and “Jumia Travel Booking” awards at the 3rd edition of the Nigeria Travel Awards, organised by Jumia Travel, Nigeria’s leading online travel agency, recently at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort won the “Best Leisure Hotel” while Air Peace won the “Best Local Airline” for two consecutive years. Also, Emirates Airline won the “Best International Airline,” while Tour2Nigeria emerged “Best Travel Blogger/Vacation Planner”, while Chuks Nwanne of The Guardian newspapers won the “Travel Reporter of the Year.”
Managing Director of Jumia Travel Nigeria, Miss Omolara Adagunodo, said the award was organised to raise the service delivery bar in the Nigeria travel/hospitality industry, and encourage all hotels and airlines in the country to offer the highest quality of service to their customers. She also explained that the award was to recognise individuals and organisations within the country’s travel and tourism industry.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, who was represented by the Director, Lagos State Council of Arts and Culture, Mrs. Saidat Olaitan Otulana, stated that the tourism growth plan of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration has turned Lagos to a safe and welcoming tourist destination.
He said the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in almost four years, is committed to the governor’s growth agenda on the creative economy through “Project T.H.E.S.E” which stands for Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and Sports for Excellence.”