Minister Seeks Promotion Of Intra-Africa Travel, Tourism
Written by City Radio on November 15, 2022
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) global conference holding in Nigeria provides opportunity to discuss the promotion of intra-Africa travel and tourism.
Speaking on the second day of the three-day conference on Tuesday, Mohammed said he also expect the platform to help establish stronger collaboration among member states.
He noted that travel and tourism which had become one of the most important sectors in the world economy prior to COVID-19 was hugely affected by the global pandemic leading to the loss of millions of jobs.
The minister, however, stated that the recovery of travel and tourism sector is well underway according to the latest UNWTO report.
He maintained that the stable recovery reflects strong pent-up demands for international travels as well as ease of lifting of travel restrictions as 86 countries have removed COVID-19 restrictions as off September 2022.
Many dignitaries including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari were in attendance at the conference at the National Arts Theatre, Lagos on Tuesday.