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08th December, 2015.
he Organiser, Akwaaba African Travel Market, Mr. Ikechi Uko (middle) looks on after introducing the Country Manager, Travelstart Nigeria, Mrs. Lillian Obinna-Igwe during the visit of the Executive Governor, Cross River state, Prof. Ben Ayade to Travelstart stand at the Akwaaba Travel Market at Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos recently. (Photo: Omololu Olumuyiwa)

Akwaaba Travel Market sets to launch 'Africa Bantaba' in USA

By Omololu Olumuyiwa

Akwaaba African Travel Market, the only major travel exhibition in West Africa recognised by World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) is set to launch 'Africa Bantaba' in Atlanta, USA next year.

The Organiser and chief executive officer, Akwaaba African Travel Market in Nigeria, Mr. Ikechi Uko disclosed this during a media briefing on the last day of Akwaaba Travel market held at Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Africa's tourism guru, Ikechi Uko hinted that after the historic inaugural Africa Diaspora World Tourism Awards (ADWT)by the founder/director, Kitty J.Pope and co-presenter, CEO, AD King Foundation, Dr. Babs Onabanjo, African Tourism and pan African Tourism component will now be included.

Uko, a foremost travel branding in Nigeria will present the African Tourism at the next year edition of ADWT scheduled for 15th - 17th April, 2016 in Atlanta,USA.

Likewise,the founder of Florida Black Chamber of Commerce, Rev. Eugene Franklin will present Pan African Tourism component.

"Africa Bantaba at ADWT Awards event will be the first ever comprehensive African tourism marketplace in the diaspora", Uko said.

Uko further concluded that the debut of Africa Bantaba at ADWT Award will bring to reality is long time vision of the idea of doing an event to bring countries and the tourism in Africa to her diaspora in one setting since it has never been done.

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