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Africa: Cross River Government to Invests N1 Million Each in 10 Calabar Hotels to Boost Carnival Calabar Tourism and Reopen Marina Cinema

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In a bid to revitalize the tourism sector in Cross River, the state government is taking proactive steps by supporting ten hotels in Calabar, the capital city, with a generous sum of N1 million each.

According to thebeaglenewsonline.com, The package is part of government incentives intended to assist hoteliers who are considered to be major stakeholders in the tourism sub-sector to upgrade basic facilities to guarantee the comfort of guests expected to troop to the city for the Carnival which is bouncing back after a lull during the last administration

READ: Africa: Cross River Governor Otu Declares, 2023 Carnival Calabar Will Surpass All Carnival Records Globally

Managing Director of the state’s Tourism Bureau, Prince Ekpenyong Ojoi who disclosed this while exchanging views with journalists in Calabar said; “Governor Bassey Otu is poised to revamp the sector with innovations not only to restore lost glory but to overhaul the system in line with global best practices”

From the interest and passion demonstrated by our Governor, Senator Bassey Otu, it’s glaring that he is in a hurry to get our tourism industry back on track to checkmate the downward slide aggravated by years of neglect and poor funding”

READ: Africa: C’River Carnival Commission gears up for Eventful 2023 Carnival Calabar Showpiece

He disclosed that “Apart from injecting funds into the hospitality industry, we are also fine-tuning plans to reopen Cinema located within the Marina Resort, now known as the Kada Cinema; we want to give visitors to the Resort a complete dose of the glamour and bliss once associated with the serene tourist attraction”

Ojoi revealed that the Bureau has opened discussions with key players in the global movie market for streaming of the latest movies at the Kada Cinema to keep expected guests at the edge of their seats while watching.

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