The Pan African award committee of the Africa Travel Awards with members from all across Africa have announced the winners of the 2013 edition of the awards. Oliver Tambo International Airport of Johannesburg is the winner of the best Airport in Africa while Ethiopian Airline was chosen as the best airline in Africa. Arik Air was chosen as the best airline in West Africa. Rwandair won in the category of the best short haul Airline in Africa. Emirate Airlines won the category of the best international Airline into Africa.HRG was selected as the best Travel management Company in Africa.The awards will be presented on the 27th of october at the award ceremony of the 9th Akwaaba African Travel Market taking place in Lagos.
Namibia now joins The Gambia in planning big for Nigerian travelers at Akwaaba.” As you are aware the Gambia Day has always been a very important activity for the Gambia on Akwaaba ” this is according to Adama Njie the Director of Marketing for the Gambia Tourism Board. The Gambia celebrates the Gambian Day at Akwaaba African Travel market that takes place in Lagos, Nigeria annually. The preparations for this years edition is in high gear.The Gambian High Commissioner to Nigeria Her Excellency Mrs Angela Colley-Iheme is a permanent fixture at all major tourism event in Nigeria winning friends for the country. She was the special guest of Honour at The Abuja Bantaba event early July.
Tougha is the organisation that brings all tour operators in Ghana together. It encompasses both inbound and outbound Operators and is one of the strong pillars of tourism in Ghana
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