Abuja International Tourism Transport Summit Holds, April 29


The Institute for Tourism Professionals (ITP), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and the Federal Ministry of Transportation has concluded arrangements for the hosting of the second edition of the National Tourism Transport Summit and Expo, which is scheduled to hold between April 29 and April 30, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
This year’s edition of the event, however, has an international dimension, hence it’s tagged International Tourism Transport Summit and Expo with the theme: ‘Tourism And Transportation Interdependencies For Inclusive Growth And Sustainable Development’.
According to a statement signed by the Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Chief Biodun Odusanwo, the conference is being organised on the premise of the approval by the National Council on Transportation (NCT) at its 2017 meeting held in Sokoto, as well as the approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC)
He explained that participants at the two-day event would be drawn from major players and stakeholders in the transportation and tourism sectors from the international community in critical areas such as the road transportation, air transportation, tour and travel industry and the maritime industry.
Others are operators of tourism and hospitality facilities such as tourist resort, national parks services; museums and monuments, state tourism ministries and boards, festivals and tourism events managers; hoteliers, restaurants and fast food operators; conferences and events managers, as well as service providers in the banking, oil and gas industries.
According to him, the summit will begin with the host city walk on Saturday, April 27. This would be followed by the exhibition proper from Monday, April 29. The summit will climax on Tuesday with a gala night /award ceremony, while another host city walk holds on May 1.
Odunsanwo also explained that thought provoking papers on carefully selected sub-themes of the summit, would be presented during the event.