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Thursday, 4 April 2019

ABUJA WARMS UP FOR TRANSPORTATION AND TOURISM INDUSTRIES’ COMBINED INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT AND EXPOSITION 2019

Chief Biodun Odusanwo

Come April 27th to May 1st, the city of Abuja will be in an exciting mood as it will host one of the biggest events in the history of the city.

The event which is tagged: Transportation and Tourism Industries Combined International Summit and Exposition 2019 will be held by the Institute of Tourism Professionals (ITP), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. 

The theme is: TOURISM AND TRANSPORTATION INTER DEPENDENCIES FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’.

Expected at the summit are, stakeholders and operators in the Tourism, Hospitality, Transportation, Financial Institutions, the Public/International Community.

 As a tourism event, side attractions have been planned ahead and these includes ‘Host City Walk’ scheduled for Saturday27th April, 2019 with starting point being, Area1Secretariat and finishing Point being Old Parade Ground Area10,Garki, Abuja.

There will also be an Award and Gala Night which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 30th April, 2019 at the Trancorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, time being 7:00PM.

The Host City Tour will showcase the best of the City of Abuja on the 1st of May, 2019 and the target participants include: Key Players and Stakeholders in the Transportation and Tourism Sectors from the International Community in Critical areas such as the Air Transportation, that is, Airlines, Tour and Travel Operators, Administrators of the Aviation Industry; the Maritime Industry which includes Sea Transport, Boats and Sea Cruising Operators; Road Transportation (Transport Owners, Car Hire Services, Uber, NURTW, RTEAN) Road Traffic and Safety Agencies (FRSC, NPF, NSCDC, Motor Insurance Cos) State Transport Ministries and Agencies; and Rail Transport Service Providers.

Others are operators of the Tourism and Hospitality industry including Tourism Resort Operators, National Parks Services; Museums and Monuments, State Tourism Ministries and Boards, Festivals and Tourism Event Managers; Hoteliers, Restaurants and Fast Food Operators; Conferences and Social Event Managers; as well as service providers in the Banking, Oil and Gas Industries.

According to Chief Biodun Odusanwo, the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, the events offer a unique opportunity for Policy Makers, Regulators, Entrepreneurs, Key Players in both the Tourism and Transport sectors of the economy, Investors, numerous esteemed customers and the general public estimated at 5,000 to engage in an all participatory discourse aimed at chatting the desired synergy, collaboration and connective inter-play between the two sectors for maximum economic benefits of the country.


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