NHTIC condemns hotel’s attack in Cote D’ Ivoire
The organisers and Advisory Board of the Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference, NHTIC has strongly condemn the attack at a hotel in the town of Grand Bassam in Cote D’ Ivoire.
A statement signed by the managing director of Jonel Hospitality Consulting, Brian Efa on behalf of NHTIC and Jonel Hospitality Consulting said: “We are disheartened by this horrible act of violence and senseless killing of tourist. Our prayers at this difficult and trying moment are with the families and friends of the victims and the people of Cote D’ Ivoire”.
Efa reaffirmed his full support and confidence in the tourism sector in West Africa and in particular Cote D’ Ivoire which has been growing over the last years.
“As part of our commitment to ensure a safe place for tourist in West Africa,
we have included in the 2016 edition of Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference a ′Think Thanks’ Panel of Security Experts who will be reviewing the various attacks in hotels and beaches across Africa and exploring ways of mitigating future occurrences. We are hopeful that tourism will continue to play a key role in advancing development in West Africa sub region and Nigeria In particular. We very much look forward meeting you in Lagos this Nov 23rd – 24th 2016”, he said.
Efa concluded in the statement that “Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (NHTIC), is an annual event of international level aimed at promoting the Hotel and Tourism business and related Real-Estate projects in Nigeria and the West African region.
It is a meeting place for tourism and hospitality experts and offers you opportunity to meet top influencers in the sector within and outside Nigeria.”