Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Memunatu Pratt, Patrick Bitature, others win at Africa Tourism Leadership Awards 2022

Africa Tourism Leadership Awards 2022 winners

David Mawuli

Ghana dominates as the 2022 Africa Tourism Leadership Awards winners have been announced. They were announced at the 2022 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum, held in Gaborone, Botswana, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, the Minister for Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture of Ghana, won the ultimate award, the Destination Africa-Lifetime Award. He scooped the award on merit for his contributions to the Ghana tourism industry. His series of tourism campaigns, including the Year of Return, which attracted thousands of Ghanaians and Africans in the diaspora into the West African country backed his award.

The Ghana Tourism Authority was adjudged the Outstanding Africa Tourism Media and Marketing Award after beating competitions from Northern Cape Tourism Authority and Vixen Excursions.

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Memunatu Pratt, won the Women Leadership Award. Prominent Ugandan businessman and entrepreneur Patrick Bitature picked up the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award.

Rwanda, South Africa, and Cote d’Ivoire also picked up top awards on the night.

Below is the complete list of winners at the 2022 Africa Tourism Leadership Awards;

Destination Africa-Lifetime Award

Ibrahim Mohammed Awal

Championing Sustainability Award

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Outstanding Africa Tourism Media and Marketing Award

Ghana Tourism Authority

Outstanding Tourism Transportation Award

SA Airlink

Outstanding Accommodation Facility/Group Award

The Oyster Box

Most Innovative Business Tourism Destination Award


Women Leadership Award

Dr. Memunatu Pratt

Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award

Dr. Patrick Bitature

Leading in Progressive Policies Award

Prof. Deme Mouhamed Faouzou

African Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge 2022

Scott Blount, Trip Clip, South Africa

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David Mawuli is a Ghanaian journalist and, travel and food content creator. He kicked off his career as an entertainment reporter and spent 7 years with Pulse.com.gh where he cut his teeth in journalism. David has been nominated for several awards in Ghana but has won two so far. He is currently ranked the 6th top blogger in Ghana. He currently runs MawuliTravels.com alone and is also the Lead Editor at Ghanafuo.com.
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