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ABTA appoints regional director for Nigeria


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The African Business Travel Association (ABTA) has appointed experienced aviation, travel and tourism management professional, Toni Ukachukwu, as the Regional Manager for ABTA in Nigeria.

Ukachukwu has over 10 years’ experience in the international travel and tourism industry and has provided strategic turnaround and people leadership for leading tourism and aviation businesses in emerging markets.

“Toni’s senior-level experience in aviation, travel and media will be an immense asset for ABTA as it sets its sights on further influencing the corporate travel space in Nigeria, and indeed Africa,” says Monique Swart, ABTA founder.

“So focused on the sector is Toni, that he also publishes Aviators Africa magazine and is the founder of Aviators Africa Academy, a social enterprise geared at inspiring the next generation in aviation and aerospace in Africa.”

Adds Ukachukwu: “ABTA’s reputation in the Nigerian corporate travel industry is without equal and I’m looking forward to raising the organisation’s profile even further so that travel professionals in the country can benefit from the shared learning opportunities ABTA offers and employ best-practice solutions in the sphere of corporate travel.”

Dorine Reinstein
Dorine Reinstein
Dorine Reinstein is a seasoned travel writer and editor, who is passionate about retail travel as well as inbound tourism. She has written for award-winning publications. Dorine has completed her Honours Degree in English and Dutch Literature in Belgium as well as her Honours Degree in Drama in France. When moving to South Africa, she obtained her Advanced Journalism Diploma in Johannesburg. She has a knack for languages and can write effortlessly in English, Dutch and French.

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