Saturday, 25th of November was a stupendous day as we scooped the award for Best Travel Blog at the first Nigeria Tourism Awards. In late October, the Nigeria Travel and Tourism Awards 2017 nominees were announced, and after competing against other great Nigerian travel bloggers, Travelstart emerged the winner! The award was presented to the Travelstart team led by Country Manager, Philip Akesson by The Most Famous Twins In African Tourism, Taiwo & Kehinde Oguntoye. This was a great icing on the cake as earlier in the year Travelstart was voted Best Stand at Akwaaba 2017.
The Travelstart team receiving the award for Best Travel Blog. L-R: Eric Nana (Operations Manager), Adenike Adebayo (Business Analyst), Bukky Akomolafe (Commercial Manager), Philip Akesson (Country Manager) )and Alimi Azeez (Affiliates Manager) posing with the Most Famous Twins in Africa Tourism, Amb. Oguntoye Taiwo & Kehinde
According to the organisers of the event, the Award show was developed to reward and recognise excellence for those who have made immense contributions to Nigeria tourism. As the grand finale of the events held during Nigeria Travel Week, the Nigeria Tourism Awards is focused on promoting Nigerian tourism to domestic and foreign travellers. This signified the adoption of the Balearica (Nigeria’s national bird on the coat of arms) as the brand name and symbol for the award. Travelstart’s Country Manager, Philip Akesson and Commercial Manager, Bukky Akomolafe also presented an award for Best Transport Company to God is Good Motors.
Philip Akesson (Country Manager) & Bukky Akomolafe (Commercial Manager) with a spokesperson for the winner, during their presentation for the Best Transportation Company
Earlier in the week as part of the Nigeria Travel Week festivities, Bukky Akomolafe sat on a roundtable panel to discuss the costs and benefits to Nigeria of having a national carrier. The other panellists were Toni Ukachukwu of Afro Tourism, Dikko Nwachukwu of Jet West Airline, Alexander Nwuba of Smile Air, Dr Wolfang Thome of Eturbonews and Mrs Bunmi Archer of Leadway Assurance.
At the roundtable discussion, Commercial Manager, Bukky Akomolafe (center) pictured with Dikko Nwachukwu of Jet West Airline (left) and Toni Ukachukwu of Afro Tourism (right)
Picture of the panelists at the end of the roundtable discussion
Bukky Akomolafe (Commercial Manager) being interviewed by the Nigeria Travel Week crew
Bukky Akomolafe (Commercial Manager) & Alimi Azeez (Affiliate Manager) in a discussion with a guest at the roundtable discussion
Travelstart was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Nigeria Travel Week.
We say a big THANK YOU…
This year we put absolutely everything into making Travelstart Blog the best travel blog. We did a revamp of the website design, introduced a softer interface and made it as easy as possible for you to find all the content we produce weekly. 110% appreciation goes to our readers, our followers, and our customers that keep us going – so thank you for being such an important part of our business! We have a lot of exciting blogs, vlogs and travel adventures planned for the next year – and we look forward to sharing them all with you!
L-R: Eric Nana (Operations Manager), Bukky Akomolafe (Commercial Manager), Adenike Adebayo (Business Analyst), Philip Akesson (Country Manager) )and Alimi Azeez (Affiliates Manager).
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