Africa: Eyitayo Rotimi Wins Top 100 Tourism Personality in Nigeria Award


The Group General Manager of Esporta Group, Eyitayo Ayoola Rotimi has been listed as one of the top 100 tourism personalities in Nigeria.

Mr Eyitayo is a certified management strategist, consultant, trainer, planner and chartered human resources professional with over 15 years’ management experience in hospitality and tourism industry.

He is a member of various professional bodies both national and international (SHRM,CIPM, HATMAN, IOH etc). He is also alumni of both University of Ilorin and Lagos Business School.

Eyitayo also has experience in hospitality management with expertise in human capital development.

He currently the Group General Manager of Esporta Group, an emerging hospitality and tourism management company in south west of Nigeria.

He started his career in Kwara Hotel 2004 as part of management staff, American University Hotel, Conference Center and Spa and other notable hospitality and tourism outfits at top management level.

He is the founder of Black Culture and Arts Foundation, the organizer of Black Culture and Arts Festival. It is an organization that has helped in promoting cultural tourism in Kwara State since 2009. Series of cultural events are credited to black culture and Arts in Kwara state.

Also, he is the producer and convener of Tour Kwara a tourism documentary in Kwara State between 2005/2007. This program was popular on National Television, which partnered with Travel Guide by Channels TV on Tourism to exhibit Kwara tourism potentials in 2006 and 2009 respectively. This program show case tourism and cultural potentials of Kwara state, such as; Awo Mass Wedding festival, Odo-Owa Palace, Ayo Babalola Miracle Mountain, Imolebija Rock, Juju Rock, Mungo Park Monuments at Jebba, Jebba Bridge, Owu Water Falls etc.

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