2019 AGM: NATOP x- rays impact of culture, partnerships, governance on Nigeria tourism

By Franklin Ihejirika The impact of culture, partnerships and governance on Nigeria tourism development was the focus of the just concluded 2019 Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Ile Ife, Osun state with the aim of promoting co-operation and collarborations among the culture and tourism stakeholders. In view of the fact that the tourism industry lacks the culture of trust and partnerships, the theme of the AGM becomes apt to see the stakeholders collaborate and work together through partnerships that will help the industry…

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Ife comes alive as Ooni hosts NATOP AGM May 24

.. As Runsewe is confirmed as special guest All is set for the much anticipated 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), of the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP), in Osun State, Nigeria. The AGM which will be hosted by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at the Ife Grand Resorts and Leisure is slated to hold on 24th May 2019. NATOP AGM with the Theme: “Impact of Culture, Partnerships and Governance on Nigeria Tourism Development”, will feature a four day program to include a tour of Osun state,…

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Runsewe re-brands Nigeria’s culture, tourism with new vision, engages stakeholders

By Franklin Ihejirika It has become expedient to re-brand the culture and tourism sector in Nigeria in order to shift from the total focus on oil as the major source of revenue to the government and diversify into areas like culture and tourism which other country’s are reaping from their huge benefits.  This has become the theme and major focus of the director general of the National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe who is leading this drive which its mandate is to re-position Nigeria on the…

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Ooni of Ife to host NATOP 2019 AGM

The Nigerian Association of Tour Operators has concluded arrangements to hold their 2019 AGM in Ile Ife, Osun State in the South West of Nigeria. The AGM will be hosted by His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. the Ooni of Ife.  This was revealed when the President of the Association, Hajia Bilikisu Abdul led Executive Members of NATOP on a courtesy visit to the Palace of the Ooni. The Ooni of Ife thanked them and promised to showcase the huge tourism assets of Ife the source of Yoruba…

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Lagos Tourism shines at Accra Weizo

Picture Caption: L-R: Chairman, BOT, NANTA, Mr. Steve Isokariari, Organiser 4th Accra Weizo, Mr Ikechi UKo, Mr. Babatunde Annan, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism , Arts and Culture, Zimbabwean Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs. Pavelyn Tenclai Musaka, Mrs Ada Oni, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, NATOP President, Hajia Bilikisu Abdul and NATOP BOT Chairman, Mr Nkereuwem Onung at the just conluded 4th Accra Weizo Tourism and Travel Conference held in Ghana. The new push to position Lagos as the Tourism hub of West Africa and the Entertainment Capital…

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