Peacock Travels, one of Nigeriaâ€™sÂ Â Â Â leading travel and tourism companies has been named Agency of the Year by African Culture and Tourism Awards [ACTA] for its contributions to the development of the nationâ€™s tourism industry.
The award, which is in its second edition, took place at the prestigious Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt, Rivers State last week.Â Â Â
According to the organiser, the award ceremony was a landmark event, which has become an authoritative reward system for excellence in service delivery that is widely recognised, as well as celebrating outstanding accomplishments and defining standards in the culture and tourism sub-sector of the economy.
In attendance were highly placed and influential individuals and the awardees among whom were the representative of the Honourable Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Senator Bello Gada, Rivers State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, representatives of Cross River and Niger states respectively.
Others were royal fathers among them the Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom, King Dr. Edmund-Daukoru and the Gbenemene Bangha 11, HRH Suanu T.Y Baridam.
The high point of the award ceremony was the singular recognition of Chief Segun Phillips, the Executive Chairman, Peacock Travels and Tours Limited, represented by the agency’s South-South and South-East Regional Manager, Mr. Kayode Obijole, who received the award from a popular Nigerian actor, Mr. Livinus Nnnochiri for the agencyâ€™s contributions to the travel and tourism industry in Nigeria.
Responding to the award, the Executive Chairman of Peacock Travels and Tours, Chief Segun Phillips, said the agency is dedicating the award to God Almighty and thanked the agency’s numerous clients for their patronage and wish them merry Christmas and happy New Year.He praised the organiser of the award ceremony for recognising excellence.
Meanwhile, barley a month after opening a new travel centre on Lagos Island that brought the agencyâ€™s outlets across the country to five, the agency is set to formally open another travel centre in Centurion City, located between Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa.