Jumia Travel Launches 2nd Edition Of African Travel Awards

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Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency in Africa, will hold the second edition of the Africa Travel Awards on Thursday, January 25, 2018. For this edition, the ceremony will be held simultaneously in eight countries: Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Uganda, Senegal and Tanzania.

The awards aim at promoting Nigeria’s tourism sector, and responds to the need of encouraging hoteliers to improve the quality of their services for further advancement of their respective destinations.

There are seven categories to be awarded including: Customer’s Favorite Hotel 2017, Customer’s Favorite Airline Company 2017, Best Destination Website 2017, Jumia Travel’s Booking Award 2017, Traveler’s Choice Hotel 2017, Best Leisure Hotel in Nigeria 2017, and Best Business Hotel in Nigeria 2017.

A jury panel, made up of high-level tourism professionals in the country have been put together to judge the nominated hotels and ultimately decide on the winners. The jury’s decision will contribute 50% of the outcome, while the other 50% will be from the public through a voting process.

In Nigeria, vote here.

The winners of the African Travel Awards 2018 will be honoured during a cocktail held on January 25, 2018 simultaneously in Lagos, Algiers, Dakar, Abidjan, Accra, Douala, Dar Es Salaam, and Kampala.

Promoting Tourism In Africa

The annual event is supported by tourism organizations and stakeholders.

“By organizing these African Travel Awards, our mission is not only to recognize and reward the merit of local tourism stakeholders, but also to provide a credible benchmark for the African tourism industry,” said Joe Falter, CEO of Jumia Travel.