Sun International, one of Africa’s largest hospitality, leisure and gaming groups operating about 19 luxury properties including hotels and casinos in Africa and Latin America has awarded its trade partners in Lagos, Nigeria.
Onboard a luxurious boat, cruising along the Lagos shores, exquisite buffet, world class beverage and onboard DJ, Sun International presented awards of recognition to deserving Nigerian partners for their continuous support of ensuring Nigerian travellers relish the wholesome experience of Sun International properties in South Africa.
In the category of Key partners, South African Airways and South African Tourism won the awards while Avantgarde Tours, Diamond and Pearls Travels, 1860 Travels, Tourbrokers International and Aviator Travels won the Top Achievers Award.
Other winners of the Sun International awards include Fidol Trips and Admiral Travels as New Supporters of the Sun International properties with AFRIMA, the promoters of the All Africa Music Awards recognised for Continued Partnership.
Didier Bayeye, Market Manager, West Africa and Indian Oceans, Sun International, while presenting the awards to the Nigerian trade partners mentioned the significance of the win-win partnership between Sun International and the Nigerian trade.
“Nigeria is an important market to Sun International and we are delighted to be working with very passionate people who have contributed immensely in growing our brand, and ensuring Nigerian travellers loyalty to the Sun International properties. From Table Bay in Cape Town, The Maslow in Johannesburg and The Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth and the multi award winner resort; Sun City, it has been an appreciable story of Nigerians visiting and wanting to visit more. We owe all these commendable stories to the hard work and dedication of all of you present here.”
“In the coming years, we look forward to a more rewarding partnership with the Nigerian trade with the full assurances of Sun International commitment and support,” Didier added.
Efetobo Awhana, CEO Avantgarde Tours while accepting the Top Achievers award declared Table Bay, Sun International property in Cape Town as his favourite hotel in the world. “I am most delighted to receive this award. I constantly recommend Sun International properties to my clients for the amazing experiences that awaits guests. The Table Bay in Cape Town is no doubt my most favourable hotel in the world!”
Another prominent awardee, Wonuola Lamidi, Co-Founder of Diamond and Pearls Travels praised the efforts of Sun International for recognising the contributions of the Nigeria Trade. She said, “we sell Sun International properties because we are selling a total experience which is beyond just accommodation. There are loads of value add-ons for guests that’s beyond imaginations.”
The Sun International awards brought together a host of the top travel agencies in Nigeria to unwind aboard the Prest cruise ship.