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Jumia Travel will hold the second edition of the Africa Travel Awards on January 25, 2018 at a grand ceremony to be held simultaneously in eight countries: Uganda, Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. Kenya will celebrate its Awards on February 1, 2018.
The awards in Uganda aim at promoting the country’s tourism sector, and respond to the need of encouraging hoteliers to improve the quality of their services for further advancement of their respective destinations.
There are seven categories to be awarded including: Best Destination Website 2017, Customer’s Favourite Hotel 2017, Customer’s Favorite Airline Company 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.
“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,” Joe Falter, CEO of Jumia Travel, said.
On his part Uganda 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”.
The other media outlets nominated in Uganda for the awards include Matooke Republic, Ugo Uganda, MushroomInc, Big Eye, Guide2Uganda and Digitaganda.
In the hotel category is Speke Resort Munyonyo, Urban By CityBlue Kampala, Forest Cottages, Protea Hotel By Marriott Kampala, The Haven, Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort, Malakai Eco Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge and Arcadia Lodge Lake Bunyonyi.
Further, in the airlines category are: Fly Dubai, Kenya Airways, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Rwandair and Etihad Airways.
The annual Jumia Travel awards event is supported by tourism organizations and stakeholders such as the ministries of tourism in Ivory Coast, Senegal and Cameroon, and airlines including Emirates and Air Coast of Ivory among others.