The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) Lagos Zonal Campus will join other tourism enthusiasts across the world to celebrate the World Tourism Day 2022 with the theme “Rethinking Tourism: Through Cultural Diversity” on Monday, 26th September, 2022,
This was disclosed to Travelscope Magazine by the Zonal Coordinator, NIHOTOUR Lagos Campus, Mrs Chinyere Uche-Ibeabuchi.
Mrs. Uche-Ibeabuchi said “We are joining the world to celebrate the World Tourism Day 2022 in highlighting the shift towards tourism being recognized as a crucial pillar of development globally”.
She stated further that this year’s World Tourism Day presents an opportunity to rethink the future of the sector, especially its contribution to Sustainable Development Goals, through the social, cultural, political and economic value chain, saying that there is a need for recovery after the effects of COVID-19 on the sector.
“NIHOTOUR Lagos Campus will leverage on the celebration to meet and share innovative ideas and strategies with its tourism stakeholders, practitioners, and academia on ways to attain, implement and sustain the theme set by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)”, Mrs. Uche-Ibeabuchi said.
She stated further,” In line with the vision of our noble institution under the indefatigable Director General of NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, the World Tourism Day celebration will also be an avenue to further showcase that we are set to provide innovative world class manpower capacity building that enables the entrenchment of quality driven professionals that meets global best practices”
Some of the side attractions at the event are Cultural Games, Food Tourism, Beauty Pageant, and Fashion Show, Artefacts Presentation, Cultural Dance and Drama.
“The event is free for all tourism enthusiasts, stakeholders and practitioners”, Mrs. Uche-Ibeabuchi concluded.
The World Tourism Day has been held on 27 September each year since 1980.