GALA NIGHT AT THE FEDERAL PALACE HOTEL & CASINO RECOGNIZES THE 2019 WINNERS OF THE BALEARICA AWARDS
(Posted 22nd November 2019)
(A very excited Fisayo Olayinka-Bello after receiving her award as best travel writer in 2019)
The organizers of the Nigeria Travel Week put on a superb show this evening at the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino in Lagos, when the Nigeria Tourism Award Gala Night took place.
A full house was testament how the Nigeria Travel Week and the Nigeria Tourism Awards have grown over the past three years and have become a major fixed point in the Nigerian tourism industry’s annual calendar.
Some fourteen categories of awards, besides a further seven merit awards, were showcased this evening and the number of nominees on the shortlist then boiled down to the ones left standing, the winners:
Category Best Family Amusement Centre
Port Harcourt Pleasure Park
Category Best Travel Journalist
Best Travel Blog
The Fisayo – who besides the award itself also won a special price from Royal Caribbean International of a one week all inclusive cruise for two persons.
Young Tourism Personality of the Year
Best Domestic Airline
Best International Airline
Eko Hotel & Suites
La Campagne Tropicana
Best Tour Operator
Best Travel Agency
Best Online Travel Agency
Best Tour Guide
Anago James Osho
Best Tourism Attraction
Lekki Conservation Centre
Congratulations to all the winners in their respective categories who had to get ahead in the voting of some very strong competition and prevailed!
The Merit Awards handed out to recipients tonight were:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Alhaji Munzali Dantata
Tourism Personality of the Year
Special Recognition for Tourism Photography
Special Recognition for Tourism Support
Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai
Special Recogntion Tourism Investment
Senator Ibrahim M. Ida
Most Supportive Brand
South African Airways
Sponsorship, according to the organizers, also exceeded expectations for the third edition of the #NigeriaTravelWeek and the #NigeriaTourismAwards with such big names like Lagos Tourism, Cabo Verde Airlines, Federal Palace Hotel & Casino, Royal Caribbean International, Hard Rock Cafe, Bristol Palace, South African Airways, Loving Lagos, IWA – Inside Watch Africa, Lufthansa City Center, Finchglow, Nanta, Skal Nigeria, Bespoke, Upbeat, Avantgarde Tours, Red Clay and Skyview Virtual Tour among many others.
Media Partners, from the very beginning and continuing after extending the arrangements for the next several years, are EuroMonitor International, VoyagesAfriq and ATCNews.
Reporting live from Lagos / Nigeria and the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino.