Tourism Afrikania, the esteemed organizers of the African Hospitality and Tourism Education Summit Nigeria, proudly declares BWC Hotels as the official host for the highly anticipated event slated for 26th and 27th July, 2024 in a significant announcement conveyed to the press.

Mr. Umakant Upadhyay, the General Manager of BWC Hotels, confirmed this partnership. This monumental decision was further validated by Amb. Chimezie Mike Onyeneke, the Convener and Founder of Tourism Afrikania and Top 100 Nigerian Tourism Personalities Award Winner.

Mr. Upadhyay highlighted that BWC Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria perfectly aligns with the objectives of the summit, ensuring an unparalleled experience for participants and global delegates.

Emphasizing the commitment to excellence, he underscored the hotel’s dedication to providing top-notch hospitality services, promising attendees a memorable and enriching experience.

Moreover, Amb. Chimezie Mike Onyeneke expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, affirming BWC Hotels as an ideal venue for hosting such a prestigious gathering.

He expressed anticipation for the educational tour of Lagos City scheduled for the second day of the summit in collaboration with the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

AHTES24 major goal is to showcase the relevance of Hospitality and Tourism Education towards African Economic Development as Tourism Afrikania continues to promote Hospitality and Tourism Education in Africa through these initiatives.

The infusion of the Build Afrika Hospitality and Tourism Career Presentation Contest Initiative is a laudable part of the event which takes place on the same day by students in various Hospitality and Tourism institutions in Africa.

A whooping Cash Prizes to support their academics and possible consolation prizes to be won by Contestants.

The African Hospitality and Tourism Education Summit (AHTES) is an annual event whose 2024 theme is ‘Catalyzing Growth: Empowering Business Solutions through Hospitality and Tourism Education in Africa’

AHTES 2024 is the gathering of scholars, industry experts, enthusiasts, students, hotels, travel and tourism companies, airlines, culinary schools, aviation schools and B2B entities, in the ever-evolving hospitality space.

Chimezie said the primary objective of AHTES is to continually drive business solutions in Africa through hospitality and tourism education.

The key focus areas of AHTES 2024 will be Educational Empowerment; Industry Integration; Innovative Strategies; Global Perspectives and Entrepreneurial Mindset.

The Keynotes Presentations will be addressed on these two Topics: CURRICULUM FOR PROSPERITY: Positioning Hospitality and Tourism Management as a Key Discipline in shaping African Educational and Economic Future and INTERDEPENDENCE BETWEEN INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA: A Panacea for a Highly Skilled Workforce in Sub-Saharan Africa

“AHTES 2024 will dive deep into pressing topics and emerging trends with industry experts and thought leaders on Tourism and Hospitality Education and its impacts on Economic Development in Africa”, Chimezie Mike stated.

Chimezie stated further that AHTES is a forum for participants to gain practical insights and hands-on experience through interactive sessions and case studies.

AHTES 2024 has been officially endorsed by African Tourism Research Network; Lagos State Government, Association of Tourism and Hospitality Consultants in Nigeria (ATHCON); National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA); Travelscope Magazine; Ghana National Association of Tourism and Hospitality Students; Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN) and Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN).

To seize this unparalleled opportunity and participate in the African Hospitality and Tourism Education Summit Nigeria 2024, interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to register now at

For sponsorship and inquiries, Mike should be contacted at +2347062081248 or Collins at +2348186468564 while the event website: is live for further information.

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