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Travelscope unveils plans for 2018 Youth Tourism forum

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In a bid to engage and encourage youth tourism in Nigeria, Travelscope Magazine has unveiled plans for this year’s edition of the Travelscope Youth Tourism & Hospitality Leaders Forum (YTHLF).

According to a statement by the organisers, the event is slated for July 5, 2018, at the Banquet Hall, Jogor Centre, Ibadan.

Speaking on the project, the convener and Managing Editor, Travelscope Magazine, Omololu Olumuyiwa, disclosed that the primary objective of the annual free event is to educate, motivate and promote the travel, tourism and hospitality sector with its social, cultural and economy values among the aspiring youths and stakeholders.

“This year’s edition will rally participants from all walks of life to a day of tourism education,” he said.

The keynote speaker is the Vice President – Africa, Continent Hotel, Dr Wasiu Babalola and the guest speaker is the HOD, Tourism and Hospitality Dept. Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Dr (Mrs) Feyi Obateru.

“YTHLF in its tenth year is expected to improve on the contents of the platform not only to reawaken youths to the plethora of opportunities in the tourism sector, but also to educate and link them up with stakeholders for gainful employment in different fields”, Olumuyiwa disclosed. 

Some of the beneficiaries of the aviation college scholarships, who have successfully completed their programmes, shall be decorated and presented with their certificates by the Director of Studies, Stay Up Aviation Institute of Technology, Mr Kenneth Oudah.

He stated further that notable scholars, icons, journalists and youths, who have contributed to tourism growth, would be given awards at the event, while lucky participants during the raffle draw session will win 20 Tuition Fee Aviation scholarships, free flight ticket and other prizes as in the previous editions.

“Youth must be encouraged as they are the future of the tourism advancement in Nigeria and Travelscope Magazine will continue to work assiduously to see that youth tourism are given their rightful places in the scheme of things.

The reason we are introducing the youth panelists session to be moderated by Former United Nation Mrs Tourism, Ebele Enemchukwu” Olumuyiwa concluded.


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