The Nigerian Travel Week (NTW) is scheduled to be held between November 20 and 29 to change the negative narrative of the country as “Boko Haram and Corruption.”
The week is aimed to promote rich ecotourism and cultural tourism destination over a period of next five years.
The NTW is debuting at the right time when Africa is campaigning “Africans travelling Africa,” and the credit goes to the initiatives of three companies – Avantgarde Tours Limited, Afro Tourism West Africa Limited and Rewards Travels and Tours Limited.
Efetobo Awhana, Managing Director of Avantgarde Tours Limited, said the focus of NTW is to promote domestic tourism and creating additional jobs over the period of next five years in the tourism industry of the country.
He added NTW “is a multi-day tourism event platform that aims to drive the Nigerian tourism sector by bringing together buyers, consumers, travel technologies, tourism/travel service providers and the media to network, review and discuss the development of tourism in Nigeria.”
It is learned he is seeking to achieve 20 percent of Nigerians travelling Nigerian in next five years and by 2022 about 2,000,000 jobs could be created.
The agency claims travelling will increase creativity, improve satisfaction and happiness, and boosts health as well to the people.
It is expected about 5,000 people will be attracted to travel inside the country over the period of five years.
The activities slated for the NTW campaign include media, travel roundtable, familiarization tours, tourism Cup, travel hangout, village square and tourism awards.