Ikechi Uko wins Tourism Award in Ethiopia
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, Ethiopia and was presented to Uko by the Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Tourism Organisation, Yohannes Tilah.
The award was given to Uko for his unrelenting passion towards tourism and hospitality in Africa. “This award is presented as recognition for your invaluable contributions for the overall advancement of tourism and hospitality businesses in Africa. Your tireless effort to promote African tourism has greatly helped domestic hospitality becoming sources of economic growth and social development as well as building international reputations.
Therefore, on behalf of MICE East Africa Forum and Expo and the Hotel Show Africa Hospitality Investment Trade show we are grateful to honour you and acknowledge your continued works throughout African tourism and hospitality industry,” said Kumneger Teketel WG, Managing Director of Ozzie Business & Hospitality GP.
In his response Uko acknowledged the sustained efforts of African working hard to uplift tourism on the continent. “I dedicate the award to Africa and all Africans promoting Travels within Africa,” Mr. Uko said.