Online booking travel agency Jumia travel hosted its second edition awards 2018, at the pearlwort Hotel and suites,located at Ikeja Lagos.
The glamorous event which was hosted by Sam Adeleke, took place on Friday 1st February, kicked off with a red carpet ceremony/confirmation of attendance, with a sole aim to promote tourism sector of the country and also encourage hotels and suites to make tourists stay enjoyable by giving awards to the most rated hotel online.
A welcome speech from the Managing Director of JumiaTravelNG Nigeria and Ghana, Mrs Omolara Adagunodo saw the breakdown of how the journey started, the successes, development and plans to expand the online booking platform.
Speaking Further, the Director General of NTDC, Folorunsho Coker talked on “exploring the potential of Travel industry in Nigeria”.
According to him “Tourism can be a source of income. It is not only about Travelling and hanging out.
Many people are making money form it and should be respected as a business.”
He stated that tourism need a marriage between the investor and the government and also the cheapest holiday is a holiday in Nigeria, which he says that abroad holidays is a total waste of money.
Meanwhile the 7 categories of award and nominees were called and the award given to the winners
For the Favorite Hotel in Lagos 2017- Golden Tulip Festac took the award, while Airpeace Airline won the best local Airline for 2017, also Emirates won best International Airline 2017, while best business partner with the highest booking award was won by Cotiheight luxury Hotel, Lagos and this happens to be the only award with no other nominees, Eko hotel and suites went home with the award for Customer’s Choice and also Traveler’s Choice.
This event which is a second edition of the Africa online leading travel agency ascertained Jumia Travel’s commitment to keep bettering the travel experience in Africa positioning the awards ceremony as a key event in the travel and tourism sector in the country.