By Ebunoluwa Sessou.
Handling Director, Jumia Travel, Omolara Adagunodo has stated that the first edition of the Jumia World Travel Day would hang on September 27 in Lagos.
The occasion according to her, will resolve the growing importance of tourist and its possible to produce countless tasks, including that, it is another online forum for stakeholders to go over concerns impacting the hospitality sector and proffer practical options.
” The Nigerian hospitality sector has multitudes of obstacles, among which is shown in this year’s style. For Jumia, World Tourist Day is not simply a day to commemorate however likewise a day to go over a few of the drawbacks of the sector while making legitimate suggestions on how to deal with or solve them,” she stated.
With the style, “Tourist and Jobs: A Better Future for All”, the occasion according to her will highlights the importance the tourist sector plays in developing more and much better tasks for countless individuals all over, not just currently, however likewise for the future, with various possibilities for chances and obstacles.
” The occasion, which will include an interactive and panel session, will accompany the global event of World Tourist Day, a day reserve by the United Nations World Tourist Organisation (UNWTO) to promote awareness amongst the global neighborhood of the significance of tourist and its social, cultural, political and financial worth.
” The style might not have actually come at a much better time when 1 out of 20 tasks is from the travel and tourist sector paired with the increasing contributions of the Nigerian hospitality to the labour market. The Nigeria Hospitality report released by Jumia travel reports that the variety of direct tasks produced by the sector peaked at 1.2 million compared to 651,000 in 2016 (1.6%), that’s 1.8% of overall work in the nation.
” In line with this, the panel session will go over “Rearranging Nigeria’s Tourist Market to Develop More Task Opportunities” and will have on the panel: Adun Okupe PhD, Senior Consultant, Red Clay; Gbenga Onitilo, Sales & Marketing; Air Namibia; Michael Balogun, CEO & Creator of Xtrm Tours 2 Nigeria Ltd; Abiola K. Ogunbiyi, MD SJ Tours & Allied Providers, Aguilar Monica, General Supervisor, The Moorhouse Ikoyi and Femi Lawson, CEO Skyview Interaction. The session will be moderated by Sam Adeleke, a professional in location marketing and co-founder at TravelCenter Africa.