In a warm welcome to the 17th International HATMAN Conference in Lagos, Mr. Aturu Samson, the National President of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN), expressed his delight on behalf of the association’s board of trustees and members.
The event’s central theme this year revolves around the sustainability of the hospitality and tourism industry, with a focus on the product, market, and practices.
Drawing inspiration from the World Commission on Environment and Development’s 1987 definition of sustainable development, Mr. Samson emphasized the importance of achieving a balanced approach that encompasses economic development, social progress, and environmental protection. Sustainability is a growing trend, and the hospitality and tourism sector holds the potential to make a substantial positive impact on the environment. Measures to reduce energy consumption can lead to decreased pollution and resource conservation.
A review of sustainability in the global hospitality and tourism industry showcased variations in the volume and content of information related to sustainability. Researchers and scholars at the conference are expected to set the agenda for addressing how the activities in this sector have impacted Nigeria’s environment. This event underscores the industry’s commitment to embracing sustainability practices and aligning with global trends.
The 17th International HATMAN Conference serves as a platform for industry experts and scholars to explore sustainable approaches that will benefit the hospitality and tourism sector while preserving the environment for future generations.