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Africa: Calabar carnival to showcase 13TH AKWAABA African Travel Market, 2017

Cross Rivers State, the home of Africa’s biggest street party-Calabar Carnival has confirmed participation for 13th AKWAABA African Travel Market 2017.

For those who have only seen the Calabar Carnival on T.V, the 13th AKWAABA offers you the opportunity to have a first hand glimpse of the biggest street party in Africa and the best tourism event in West Africa.

The Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission, Mr. Gabe Onah will be leading a high-powered team from Calabar to Lagos.

Leader of the Calabar Carnival, Sea Gull Band, Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa and Director of Administration at the Cross River State Carnival Commission, Mrs. Eme-Affiah have been named among the top 100 African Women in Tourism.

AKWAABA: African Travel Market is the marketing platform to reach more of Nigeria, West Africa, and Africa, as it offers you an opportunity to meet face – to – face with Airlines, Hotels, Restaurants, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, state tourism boards, foreign trade and tourism sectors from over 20 countries of the world; and a huge turnout of attendees.

It will be taking place at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 10th to 12th Sept, 2017. 13th AKWAABA will feature Youth in Tourism Conference 2017.

This conference seeks to address the challenges young people in travel business face in promoting domestic tourism in Nigeria; and also bring the youth in tourism together as it seeks to mainstream them into the organized travel and tourism business.

Also, the maiden edition of AKWAABA chef challenge and food fair 2017. The culinary event is aimed at promoting tourism in Nigeria by showcasing the best of Nigeria to an international audience.

The tourism event will be hosting chefs from Ghana, Gambia and Nigeria to compete for Jollof rice challenge, 36 states in Nigeria to compete for the best main meal and a group of Nigerian chefs compete for the best prepared rice in varieties.

These activities were created purposely to bring out the best in West Africa in terms of rice production; and promote the outlook of culinary tourism and local delicacies to foreigners thereby promoting indigenous hospitality and style.

The 2nd Africa Travel and Tourism Conference will also hold on the 2nd day of 13th Akwaaba. Speakers and panelist during the travel and tourism conference will be addressing topics and dealing with issues such as, “One-year accident free commercial aviation.

What did Africa do right?” African airlines & profitability, the real issues, airport perspective, Regulations perspective, Airlines’ perspective, Logistics perspective and women in tourism

The Women in Tourism Conference 2017, themed: Women in Tourism; Challenges and the Future, will allow leading women in tourism to discuss on the various challenges facing women in tourism and moves towards the curbing these challenges for now and the future.

Meanwhile, Maison Fahrenheit Hotel, one of the uniquely designed hospitality facilities in Lagos is partnering with Akwaaba African Travel Market for the 13th edition of the yearly event slated for September 10-12 2017 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

The hotel, located on the Island, has 26 exceptionally decorated room and 4 suites with a varied mix of svengali’s trademark, exquisite and sassy colour combinations.

With an electric fusion of ultra modern and vintage décor, the room are relatively spacious and airy with abundant natural light, ocean views mod cons and pristine designer bathrooms.

Designed by international interior designers, Masion Fahrenheit, the hotel has a lot of the items in its rooms that specifically depicts an exotic lifestyles of guests.

The Rue 80 Bar & Lounge of the hotel present a breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean setting the backdrop for this avant-garde rooftop Lounge; and serving a selection of international wines, champagnes and spirits.

The La Spiga Restaurant of the hotel has an inspired Afro-continental culinary experience featuring a mix of well-styled local and international dishes, from the known to the unexpected, but all meeting various desired dining experiences.

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