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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Nigeria-Ghana Jollof Rice war holds tomorrow at AKWAABA


This year’s edition of African Travel Market will kick off tomorrow at the exhibition hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. This is the 13th edition of the fair. More than 20 African countries are expected to participate in the fair.
To kick start the fair will be West African Jollof Rice Challenge holding tomorrow. 
Meanwhile, Cross Rivers State has confirmed participation in the fair. The Chairman of Calabar Carnival Commission Mr. Gabe Onah will be leading a high powered team from Calabar to Lagos.

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

The fair is the marketing platform to reach more of Nigeria, West Africa, and Africa as it offers 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. The fair will hold 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 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 promoting the outlook of culinary tourism and local delicacies to foreigners thereby promoting indigenous hospitality and style.

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