Africa Travel Oscars heads to Nigeria this year

A Gala Ceremony will celebrate excellence in travel, tourism, and hospitality in the Africa & Indian Ocean regions next year in Abuja, Nigeria.

Africa Travel Oscars heads to Nigeria this year

A Gala Ceremony will celebrate excellence in travel, tourism, and hospitality in the Africa & Indian Ocean regions next year in Abuja, Nigeria. Industry leaders from across both regions will gather to recognize the achievements of African travel companies when the “Oscars of the travel industry” are presented in September.

The travel “Oscars,” otherwise known as the World Travel Awards will be held on September 5 at the sumptuous Transcorp Hilton Abuja, host for the event. Hundreds of industry leaders are expected to descend upon the Nigerian capital for the event.

Located in the heart of Nigeria’s Federal Capital, the Transcorp Hilton Abuja hotel offers easy access to the commercial district, Abuja tourist attractions, and is only 40 minutes from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Set on beautifully landscaped gardens, the hotel offers a wide range of leisure facilities, and is the perfect setting for the glittering red carpet ceremony.

Transcorp Hilton Abuja will mark the fourth stop on the annual World Travel Awards Grand Tour, with proceedings having kicked off at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai earlier this month. Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, in Athens, Greece, marks the next stop on the year-long global search for the world’s finest travel tourism organizations, on August 2, with Quito, Ecuador, following on August 9.

Regional Gala Ceremonies will follow in New Delhi, India, and on the beautiful Caribbean island of Anguilla later in the year, before World Travel Awards arrives in Marrakech, Morocco, for the Grand Final 2014 in November.

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Graham Cooke, President and Founder, World Travel Awards, said: “I am delighted we will be visiting Nigeria for the first time for what promises to be the most exciting and competitive Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony yet. Transcorp Hilton Abuja is one of the leading properties in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja; at the heart of a rapidly developing business and leisure tourism industry in the country.”

Valentine Ozigbo, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Transnational Hotels & Tourism Services, owners of Transcorp Hilton Abuja, added: “’We welcome the opportunity to host the prestigious World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2014 in our hotel.

“Coming soon after we successfully hosted the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa, the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony provides us another opportunity to showcase the best of Nigerian hospitality and reinforce the position of Transcorp Hilton Abuja as the choice destination for high profile events.”

Voting is now open for the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony. Travel industry professionals and the general public can vote for their favorite travel organizations at www.worldtravelawards.com/vote .

A full list of nominees can be seen here.

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