Skal International President, Lagos, Mrs Rita Ofure Obidike has been listed as one of the top 100 tourism personalities in Nigeria.
Mrs Obidike is also the Managing Director of Discovery Travel & Tours Ltd. A position she has held since the company was incorporated in 2002.
Skal is the only international travel, tourism and hospitality organisation in the world, founded in 1934.
Skal International today has approximately 25,000 members in 490 clubs in over 90 countries.
It is the only International group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry.
Rita Obidike is a graduate of Languages & Literary Studies (1991) & Masters in International Relations & Strategic Studies (1994). Her first job was as a journalist, an experience she acquired in Jos, during her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Amongst others, she worked in the Public Relations Section of African Petroleum (former British Petroleum), a multi-national oil marketing Company, before branching off to her dream career in the travel and tour industry. She has several years of experience as a consultant in the travel and tourism business.
She is a member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), as a community enthusiast, she is the immediate Past Vice-Chairman, Victoria Garden City, Property & Residents Association (VGCPORA) and the Current Chairman of Victoria Garden City Mall Owners & Occupants Association (VGCMOOA).
In recognition of her contribution towards the travel and tourism industry, she is certified as a tourism personality of the year 2019, in the Top 100 Tourism Personalities in Nigeria organised by African Travellers Quarterly (AKWAABA) in 2019. In the same vein she was recently honoured as the Balearica Industry Icon by the The Nigeria Tourism Awards (The Balearica Awards-2019)
Mrs Obidike has a passion for the Travel and Tourism industry as much as she has a passion and respect for humanity and family. She is happily married with children.