By Sade Williams
Nigeria has been urged to wake up from its slumber and take its rightful position as a front runner in Africa’s tourism industry, organisers of the forthcoming International Tourism Transport summit and expo 2019 slated for April 29 and 30th, 2019 in Abuja, have said.
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The summit brings together players in the tourism and transportation sector of the country to brainstorm on the interconnectedness between transport and tourism; a connectivity brought by road, rail, maritime and air transport services to chart the way forward for both sectors and by extension, reposition them in the economic diversification drive of the President Mohammadu Buhari led administration.
The theme of 2019 edition of the summit and Expo is Tourism and Transportation Inter-dependencies for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.
The programme will begin with the Host City Walk on Saturday, April 27; the tourism transport summit and exhibition will hold from Monday, 29th to Tuesday 30th April with B2B and G2B sessions; The Tuesday 30th April events will be rounded up with an Award and Gala Night; while the entire Programme will end with the Host City Walk on May 1st.
The International Tourism Transport Summit and Expo is aimed at bringing all players in the tourism and transport industries so that issues hindering the growth of the two sectors can be tackled without sentiments, but with all sense of sincerity of purpose and patriotic zeal for economic and social good of the country.
Abiodun Odusanwo, chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC), said the summit brings together stakeholders, regulators, decision makers and captains in transport and tourism to come and exchange ideas.