The names of winners of 2016 edition of the African Travel Times Award, have been unveiled by organizers of the annual event recently.
Awardees include Synagogue Church of All Nations [SCOAN], which won the Most Visited Religious Destination in Nigeria; Peacock Travel and Tours went home with the Most Innovative & Efficient Travel Agency in Nigeria and Sheraton Abuja Hotel & Towers carted home the Best Public & Media Relations Hotel in Nigeria.
Others winners are Akwaaba Travel Market, winning the Most Valuable Travel Fair in Nigeria while the Most Active Travel & Tourism Association in Nigeria was won by Nigeria Association of Tour Operators [NATOP].
The award is in recognition of “excellence” in the travel and tourism sector in Nigeria, and to encourage stakeholders to strive for excellence in the sector.
Announcing the names and congratulating the awardees, Publisher/Editor of the magazine, Lucky Onoriode George said he was delighted having them emerge winners at this year’s edition, and therefore, urged them to keep it up.
“Having emerged winners at this year’s award, I congratulate you all and at the same time to implore you to keep it up as it is not a mean task”, he said.
Onoriode George reiterated his intention to make the award a West African and the entire African continent affair in no distant time.
Winners of the various awards are selected based on the decision of panel of industry experts and professionals in the various subsectors.
The African Travel Times is a monthly travel and tourism magazine, which has been in circulation since 2011, covering news of ‘Insiders’ in the sector written from a local or native point of view of fascinating people, places of interest in the industry from any part of Nigeria and Africa.