Travels Magazine Honours Tourism Stakeholders
AFRICAN Travel Times, Nigeria and West Africa only monthly travel and tourism magazine has announced the institution of an annual award.
According to its Publisher/Editor, Lucky Onoriode George, the award is to annually recognize ‘excellence’ in the travel and tourism sector in Nigeria, saying that, a genuine and respected award in the industry was long overdue, especially in an industry that is service based.
He noted, “asking the travelling public that lacks the technicality and experience of how the travel and tourism industry works to select the best hotel, restaurant and even the best airline in an operating environment annually is wrong.”
George said it is the process that differentiates the new awards from others, as professionals in the various subsectors will select awardees.
He said the awards ceremony would form part of African Travel Times’ annual travel and tourism dinner, a special event to bring together industry practitioners, suppliers and related establishments.
For the 2014 and the inaugural edition, the magazine is recognizing organisations and individuals that made giant strides in the industry in the out-going year.
The winners for the year are God Is Good Motors – Best Emerging Transport Company in Nigeria; Eko Hotel & Suites, Most Supportive Travel and Tourism Organization;
Carnival Calabar, Best Domestic Tourism Product; ABC Transport Plc, Best Family Friendly Transport Company in Nigeria and Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Most Resilient Performance Award in the Hospitality Industry.