Balogun inaugurates sub-committee for World Tourism Day 2022
To commemorate this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) billed for Tuesday, September 2022, the Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters (ATBOWATON) has unveiled an initiative that would upgrade the value chain of the industry in Nigeria.
To achieve this, President of ATBOWATON, Dr. Gani Tarzan Balogun, has set up five strategic sub committees that would work towards redirecting focus on key areas of the sector. The committees are: security and logistics, fundraising and mobilisation, hospitality and protocol, event planning and programmes, and media. Each of the sub committees is expected to submit their preliminary reports next week.
Balogun, who was recently inaugurated by the President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr. Nkereweum Onung, as Chairman Central Working Committee for 2022 WTD celebration, told members of the committee drawn from travel professionals, tour operators, boat operators, government agencies in hospitality, water transportation, tourism management, culture and the media, that time has come for the private sector to take over the running of tourism in the country and also push forward a new collaboration template with both states and federal government cultural tourism agencies.
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