Exhibitors at the just concluded 19th AKWAABA Africa Travel and Tourism Market have lauded the organization of the fair.
The exhibitors who spoke with the Journalists said the three-day fair had been impactful on their business as well as educating.
It was gathered that the expo had no fewer than 2,500 delegates from across the globe in attendance.
Aniekan Essienette, Group Marketing Manager, Ibom Air, said the expo was a good melting point for practitioners in the hospitality, tourism and travel industries.
Similarly, she said it was a season of networking which would translate to growth in the airline’s business.
She advised that for subsequent editions, the organizers could engage more keynote speakers to educate the industry players for further improvement in their businesses
“We have been able to meet with tour operators and travel agents, we have heard their concerns and we have been able to expose them to new initiatives from us as well.
“This is possible through AKWAABA, we are happy and we look forward to the next edition,” she reiterated.
In her remarks, Oyindamola Fashogbon-Ibironke, Marketing Manager, Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort, expressed excitement, saying that she was able to reach out to her targeted audience.
Fashogbon-Ibironke said even as a first time visitor at the fair, she was educated on some business value chain of tourism, travels and hospitality.
She, however, applauded the organizer, Mr Ikechi Uko, for a well organized fair, as she advised that the next edition be held on a weekend. Adding that it would attract more visitors to the expo.
Foluke Femi-Sanda, Senior Brand Manager, Gino Nigeria, lauded the organizer of the fair and described it as an interesting and rewarding one, which gave her an opportunity to mingle with international delegates.
Femi-Sanda said the expo had been impactful on the company as revelers became familiar with most of its new products.