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 from Monday 29th to Tuesday 30th April, 2019 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The 2019 edition of the Summit and Expo however, will have an international dimension hence its tagged International Tourism Transport Summit and Expo with the theme: ‘TOURISM AND TRANSPORTATION INTERDEPENDENCIES FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’.
The conference is been organized on the premise of the approval by the National Councilon Transportation (NCT) at its meeting in Sokoto in 2017 as well as the approval by the Federal Executive Council that the Institute for Tourism Professionals, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the Federal Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, the Organized Private Sector and Non-Governmental Organizations should organize annually, a Summit and Exposition on Transportation and Tourism with the objective of deepening the connectivity between Tourism and Transportation for maximum inclusive growth and sustainable development of the Nigerian economy.
Experts and professionals drawn from the academia as well as key players and stakeholders in the industries will deliver healthy thought provoking papers on carefully selected sub themes of the Summit which includes: Tourism in a Hyper Connection World: Making Technology Work for the Tourism and Transportations Sectors; Potentialities of Developing Regional Inter-Connectivity in Africa; Inter-Modal Connectivity, Traveller Safety and Security; Development of Critical Infrastructure and the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria-The Case of Tourism and Transportation Industries and Building Capacity for Global Best Practice in the Tourism and Transportation Sectors, among others.
The events as a whole offers 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 chating the desired synergy, collaboration and connective inter-play between the two sectors for maximum economic benefits of the country.