The National President, Association of Tourism and Hospitality Consultants of Nigeria (ATHCON), Mr. Olatunde Oluloye, FTHC and all the Executives and Members of association felicitates with His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the attainment of 100 days in office.
In a release signed by the National President and Executive Secretary/CEO of ATHCON, Dr. Omopeju Afanu made available to Travelscope Magazine, ATHCON stated, “Your administration has made key policy changes notable of which is the establishment of the Ministry of Tourism. We commend President Tinubu for this great feat as we have, over the years as active participants in this sector of the economy clamoured for this individually and collectively”.
The release stated further “The decision to accord the industry a separate ministry speaks volume about the government’s commitment to harnessing the socio-economic benefits that tourism offers, while also acknowledging the crucial role tourism plays in cultural preservation, community development, and global representation. With the creation of a Tourism ministry, it is expected that more agencies and parastatals will be added to it to streamline the operations and programmes of the new ministry, in addition to the existing two agencies operating in the Old Ministry of Culture and Information”.
ATHCON also congratulate the pioneer Minister of Tourism, H.E. Lola Ade-John, on her appointment and pledged unwavering commitment to collaborate closely and leverage our expertise to support her efforts in propelling the Nigerian tourism industry to unprecedented heights.
ATHCON disclosed they strongly believed in the Minister expertise in the technology space positions to leverage innovative digital solutions, thereby enhancing destination marketing strategies, and ensure seamless travel experiences for both domestic and international tourists.
ATHCON further use the medium to advocate for the inclusion of the industry in the President’s economic drive to support hospitality and tourism businesses as not only are both industries potential sources of foreign exchange but also one of the highest employers of labour.