The Director General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), Hon. Olubunmi Amao, Alado of Ado Awaye, HRM Oba (Revd’) Ademola Olugbile Folakanmi, Tourism Content Creator, Toke Fatoki and Tourism Club Director, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Prince Tajudeen Adeleye have been announced as the recipients of the YTHLF Ambassador 2023 Awards.

The awards will be presented at the 13th edition of Youth Tourism & Hospitality Leaders Forum, the annual gathering of tourism and hospitality loving youths billed to hold on August 29, 2023 at National Museum Hall, Ibadan.

This was disclosed in a release from the Initiator/Convener of YTHLF and Managing Editor, Travelscope Magazine, Omololu Olumuyiwa.

Olumuyiwa said the primary objectives of the annual event is to sensitize, educate, motivate and promote the social, cultural and economy values of tourism and hospitality sector among the students, young tourism promoters and stakeholders.

The Convener, YTHLF, Mr. Omololu Olumuyiwa in the midst of delegates from Tourism & Hospitality Dept, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife at the 11th edition held at Yinka Ayefele Hall, Ibadan.

This year’s edition of YTHLF is expected to rally participants from all walks of life to a day of tourism education under tutelage of tourism erudite, Dr. Olumuyiwa Akande from Centre for Sustainable Tourism Development, University of Ibadan speaking on the theme:”NIGERIA: Towards A Sustainable Tourism-Driven Economy ”.

Among the speakers lined up for the forum are the CEO, Harrington Inn
Hotel, Mrs. Olukemo Olushola; Senior Partner, Footprints Hospitality, Mr. Allen Effeh and Senior Partner, Broadview Services, Mr. Hakeem Salami.

Presentation to the winner of the full aviation scholarship at the 12th YTHLF hed at Lagos State Council for Arts & Culture, Ikeja, Lagos.

Olumuyiwa said “YTHLF has the endorsement Nigerian Tourism
Development Authority (NTDA); National Institute for Hospitality & Tourism (NIHOTOUR); Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN); Institute of Hospitality UK -Nigeria (IoH); Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN); Global Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (GITH) and Institute of Tourism Profes sionals of Nigeria (ITPN).

The YTHLF founder said “In its 15th year of existence, the forum organised annually by has succeeded in creating a better narrative on tourism, aviation, and hospitality in the minds of the youths and stakeholders. It is now a must-attend educative platform for youths with passion to excel in sector”.

“The expected Special guests at the forum are Oyo State Commissioner for Tourism & Culture, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, Director of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Mrs. Adejoke Agboola, His Royal Majesty, Oba Oloyede Adeyeoba, Arujale-Ojima of Okeluse, Zonal Coordinator, Nigerian Tourism Development Authority (NTDA), Mr. Rotimi Ayetan, Head Konga Travel & Tours, Mr. Abiola Bakare, State Director, National Institute for Hospitality & Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Dr. Nasiru Tijani, Vice President, Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN), Otunba Ayo Olumoko among others”, Olumuyiwa concluded.

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