Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017
According to Chairman, Project Tourism Committee and former Member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Ned Nwoko, Project Tourism aims to revamp tourism and hospitality industry of Nigeria. It has four principal aspects: Grand Tourism Award (National Tourism Honours Award); Host Family Show; Global Road Show and Culture Village. To quote Honourable Ned Nwoko, “The Grand Tourism Award is designed to honour and encourage outstanding achievement in all areas of the Tourism Value Chain, covering, but not limited to media, stakeholders (federal, states and local governments), sports, entertainment, practitioners, investments, partners, promoters and hotel owners.
The award aims at promoting growth and development of tourism in Nigeria, attracting investment, participating and expanding of the industry as Nigeria’s key economic sector and foreign revenue-spinner. The award would be given to participating individuals, corporate bodies and celebrities, among others.”
Honourable Ned Nwoko said that their aim is to promote tourism in Nigeria by capturing and satisfying specific tourism interests and make tourists coming to Nigeria feel at home, even while away from home. He said that the global road show would be a presentation of the tourism assets of the country, where manufacturers, government agencies, states and local government areas, leading business men/women, hoteliers, airlines, transporters, entrepreneurs can showcase their tourism products and potentials to local and international communities.
This road show will have notable sports people and Nigerian celebrities on parade. Honourable Ned Nwoko said that tourism industry of Nigeria needs effective awareness.