Inaugural Business Traveller Africa Nigeria Awards 2014 set for September 18

Posted: August 21, 2014 in general

fascinating nigeriaFuture Group – the publishers of Business Traveller Africa magazine – in association with its Lagos-based affiliate, Tradeblazers, TNS South Africa and partner South African Tourism has concluded arrangements to host the inaugural Business Traveller Africa Nigeria Awards this year.

The event is set to take place at the InterContinental Hotel Lagos, September 18.

According to both firms, the objective is to reward excellence in Nigerian business travel and to acknowledge those brands that have performed with excellence over the past year. The function is both a networking platform and an awards event covering all aspects of business travel, including the four main areas of hotels, airlines, car rental and travel management, along with related categories such as foreign exchange, visas and others.

“South African Tourism sees the potential in the Business Traveller Nigeria Awards because for us, this provides a wonderful opportunity to recognize the immense contribution made by some of our trade partners in helping to promote South Africa as a tourism destination. Even more importantly, these Awards are the perfect platform in helping to build a robust Nigerian tourism sector through recognition and rewarding of excellence in the industry,” remarked South African Tourism’s Regional Director: Africa, Evelyn Mahlaba.

Voting polls already closed August 18. The event will cover a total of 15 categories.

The voting research is being conducted by independent research company TNS South Africa, and the survey has gone out to the entire National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) database, airline and aviation experts, TMCs, car rental and hospitality professionals.

The awards event will be preceded by a business travel conference, facilitated by Business Traveller Africa magazine editor Dylan Rogers, which will focus on pertinent issues affecting business travel in Africa, with particular focus on the Nigerian market.

The launch of the Business Traveller Africa Nigeria Awards follows on the success of the South African Awards, which is in its third year and takes place at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg, September 2.

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