ANJET holds inaugural tourism summit in Lagos

As part of its contribution to the development of the country’s travel and tourism sector, the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET), has concluded plans for the maiden edition of its Tourism Summit, in partnership with the Southern Sun Hotel Ikoyi, Lagos.

A statement by the body said the summit slated for November 2, at the Southern Sun, is part of activities marking the World Tourism Day (WTD), which was celebrated globally on September 27.

While Chief Executive Officer of CELTRON Nigeria Limited, Dapo Adelagan is expected to deliver the keynote address on the theme of the seminar, Tourism – A tool for Sustainable Development, other speakers excepted to jon the session include Kofo Adeleke of the Community Conservation Development Initiative (CDDI), Dr. Olatunji Babatola of the Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.

The Chief Executive Officer of media and public relations firm, Chain Reactions, Israel Opayemi, completes the roll call of distinguished speakers at the Tourism Summit 2017.

According to ANJET, the summit is part of its commitment towards broadening discourse on the Nigeria tourism agenda, its potential as well as challenges.

“We lend our voice to issues bordering on the development and promotion of the sector which is essentially why we have also created different platforms in the course of the year to engage with both the private and public sector operators on ways to drive growth and progress in the industry.

“Hence we annually organise event around the WTD, but this year we have decided to make the celebration much bigger by partnering with the Southern Sun Ikoyi, which is one of the leading international hotel brands in Nigeria as well as other stakeholders in the industry, including the government agencies which are expected to support this initiative in different ways,” read the statement.

The one day seminar will also feature a host of other related activities such as arts and craft exhibition, music, dance drama, spoken word presentations, selected to showcase products that make Nigeria tourism unique.

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