Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency in Africa, will hold the second edition of the Africa Travel Awards on January 25th 2018. For this 2018 edition, the ceremony will be held simultaneously in 8 countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal and Tanzania. Kenya will celebrate its Awards on February 1, 2018.
The awards aim at promoting Uganda’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 7 categories to be awarded including: Customer’s Favourite Hotel 2017, Customer’s Favorite Airline Company 2017, Best Destination Website 2017, Jumia Travel’s Booking Award 2017, Traveller’s Choice Hotel 2017, Best Leisure Hotel in Uganda 2017, and Best Business Hotel in Uganda 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.
The winners of the African Travel Awards 2018 will be honored during a dinner held on January 25, 2018 simultaneously in Lagos, Algiers, Dakar, Abidjan, Accra, Douala, Dar Es Salaam, and Kampala.
The annual event is supported by tourism organizations and stakeholders such as the Ivorian Ministry of Tourism, the Senegalese Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Tourism of Cameroon, Ivory Coast Tourism, Emirates, Air Coast of Ivory among others.
“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.
Country Manager Timothy Mugume said,”The Jumia Travel Hotel Awards (Uganda Edition) is aimed at recognizing and bringing together key stakeholders in the Uganda Tour and Travel Sector including our Hotel, Flight, Corporate and Media Partners”.
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Cynthia Tumwine I Public Relations Manager
Jumia Food and Travel Uganda