The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has been charged to play crucial role in the agenda setting of the government in terms of policies and operations in the tourism industry to enable them make meaningful contribution to the the GDP of the states and the federal government.
Chairman of the Board of Trustee of FTAN, chief Samuel Alabi gave the charge in Lagos at a forum to unveil the dates and programmes of the Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE) 2016.
“We want to ensure that FTAN has a pride of place in Culture, Tourism and Travel in this country. Our industry is what is needed to put the country forward particularly at this period of recession”.
The Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum & Exhibition (NTIFE) 2016 will commence on the 29th of November at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos.
The two-day event will feature an exhibition of tourism and allied products/packages and services.
Topical issues including ‘Role of private sector in Economy Recovery and Development’, ‘Developing Federal Capital Territory as West Africa Conference Capital’ and ‘Traditional Rulers as Custodian of our Cultural heritage’ will be x-rayed by seasoned Experts.
There will be panel discussion on ‘Economic Recession: Opportunity For Developing and Growing Tourism Business in Nigeria’ and ‘Identifying and Proffering Ways of Maximising th Utilisation of Tourism Facilities in Nigeria’.
The event will also witness the Launching of the Institutionalisation of Standards and Quality Assurance System for Hotels, Tourism and Hospitality Establishments in Nigeria.
FTAN was founded in 1997 to serve as the apex body that provides leadership, direction and control for private sector travel, hospitality and allied services.
It also provides an interface between the Government and the private sector tourism industry practitioners.
NTIFE was created by FTAN three years ago, to provide a platform for the promotion of Nigerian tourism destinations and global tourism supportive products among others functions.