Africa: Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture to Chair Akwaaba Youth in Tourism Conference 2017

Nigeria Minister of information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed has confirmed participation for Akwaaba youth in Tourism conference 2017. The Conference seeks to address the challenges Young people in travel business face in promoting Domestic Tourism in Nigeria and also bring the youth in tourism together as it seeks to mainstream them into the organized travel and tourism business. The Event will take place at Eko Hotel on 12th of September, 2017.

At the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators NATOP AGM Conference 2017, during the youth in tourism session, challenges of promoting domestic tourism in Nigeria were raised by youths, such as Government policies, Insecurity, Harassments by host communities and poor state of Nigeria tourism destinations. The 13th AKWAABA Youth in Tourism Conference 2017 seek to address these challenges effecting domestic tourism promotion.

Also Ghanaian Aviation Minister, Hon Cecilia Abena Dapaah has been confirmed for the 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market, Aviation Day scheduled to hold on the 11th of September 2017 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos. Cicilia Dapaah is also a winner of the Top 100 Women in Travel in Africa recently released by
The event with the theme: “2016: Commercial Aviation Accident Free Year. What Did Africa Do Right” kicks off at 10 am. The Aviation Day which is the second edition will have the President /CEO, Sabre Network NMC, West Africa, Mr Gbenga Olowo will be the Guest Speaker of the event.

“In recent times, an emerging phenomenon has seen Nigerian Youths take advantage of social media and have become important drivers of domestic travels and Tourism. Akwaaba African Travel Market is creating this forum to help them expand their horizon”, says Ms. Dein Gbabo Business Development Manager, AKWAABA African Travel Market.
The Youth in Tourism Conference with the topic, “Promoting Domestic Tourism in Nigeria, the challenges” will bring youth across the country together for a panel discussion where challenges of Promoting Domestic tourism will be discuss with Expected speakers and Discussants from federal Tourism agencies and Ministries.

The event will hold on the 3rd day of Akwaaba, being September 12th at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos. This is an opportunity for all youth seeking for knowledge in area of Tourism, Travel, Aviation, and Hospitality Sector to satisfy their need.



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