NANTA celebrates World Tourism Day, partners IOD on tourism affairs

Posted by News Express | 28 September 2019 | 893 times

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The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) has joined the rest of the world in celebrating the World Tourism Day, which is marked on every September 27 all over the world since 1980.

To commence the opening ceremony of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) Annual Convention and to mark the august event being celebrated around the world, NANTA, alongside KATA, Rwanda Association of Travel Agents (RATA), Uganda Association of Travel Agents and other travel agent associations from East Africa planted a tree in Naivasha, Nairobi, Kenya.

In his opening remark, the Chairman of the KATA, Mr. Mohammed Wanyoike, called on other African countries and the rest of the world to ensure that tourism is developed and its potentials are fully maximized. While speaking on the theme of the annual convention which is ‘Travel In Transition: Re-Imagining The Future Of Kenya’s Travel Industry’, he noted that the IATA NewGen ISS would be implemented in Kenya by December 2019 and that is a great way to start boosting travel and tourism.

Mr. Wanyoike noted that Kenya is excited at the introduction of the NewGen ISS and the association looks forward to December when it can be put to use. He also added that with the presence of Mr. Bankole Bernard, President of NANTA, and other NANTA Executives, there would be room for discussion on the NewGen ISS.

In another development, NANTA has pledged its commitment to the support of the Institute of Directors (IOD), Nigeria on Tourism Affairs in a closed meeting with delegates from the IOD, led by Mr. Biodun Jaji, Chairman for Tourism and Hospitality Committee of the IOD.

Speaking of the IOD’s upcoming conference on October 30, 2019, Mr. Jaji disclosed that the theme of this year’s event is: ‘Driving Sustainable Tourism Through Governance, Policy & Infrastructure.’

Some of the major speakers at the event would be the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; His Royal Highness, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Oba of Lagos; and Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, the Executive Governor of Lagos State.

Source: News Express

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