ANJET marks world tourism day with seminar
Adebolu, Akinboboye, Olota Of Otta, Others To Speak
The Newly-appointed Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture in Lagos, Mrs. Shuli Adebolu, will lead a host of top industry personalities, including Founder and President of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, for the 2019 edition of the Tourism Seminar organised by the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET).
Biilled for Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, under the theme, Tourism and Jobs: Better future for all, the seminar, according to ANJET president, Andrew Okungbowa, is organised on the sidelines of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) World Tourism Day of September 27, every year.
The Lagos Sate Tourism Commissioner will be the Special Guest of Honour for the occasion, while His Royal Majesty, Professor Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege, the Olota of Otta, Ogun State, will be Royal Father of the Day.
“The seminar is organised yearly by the association in furtherance of its commitment towards developmental journalism, promotion and marketing of Nigeria tourism, which informs our choice of the theme which also celebrates the UNWTO’s annual World Tourism Day (WTD).
“For us as a major stakeholder in the travel industry, the seminar is part of our contribution to deepening discourse and development of the sector and creating a platform for the various players across board to network, and promote their businesses and close deals,” ANJET said.
The body also noted that, “Our choice of Akinboboye, for keynote speaker, is very crucial, as he has greatly impacted on the lives of thousands of Nigerians and others, especially in the rural setting through its world acclaimed African themed resort. He is respected across the globe for his contribution to the development of Africa tourism, arts, culture and entertainment through his ‘Continent Building’ project, among others.
“He is expected to share his experiences spanning over three decades of building and managing a resort within the jungle of Ikegun Village in Ibeju Lekki end of Lagos that has become a major attraction and contributor to the economy and human capital development of Nigeria and Africa.”
The Lagos State Commissioner of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Adebolu is expected to use the occasion to unveil some of the action plans of the ministry in alleviating the lives of the people as well interact with the various stakeholders as she gradually settles into her new role as commissioner. ANJET is the umbrella body of travel and tourism journalists and writers in Nigeria.