Africa: Nigeria to re-introduce TSA in tourism-NANTA
NANTA 41st AGM held at the Sheraton Hotels, Mobolaji Bank Anthony way, Ikeja with a theme of “Tourism in a Recessed Economy: the Way Forward”.
The annual meeting was well attending by several of the agents members, members of the board of trustees and VIPs. Awards were given and top among that being the NANTA Life Time Achievement Award given to Chief Akintunde Akala.
Caption:Mr. Kola Olayinka of British Airways Nigeria, Mr. Munir Bankole, Chairman of Medview Airlines, Mr. Bankole Bernard, National President, NANTA, Mr. Paul Adalikwu, Acting DG, NTDC, Mr. Harold Demuren, former DG, NCAA, Mrs. Adamma Oni, Tourism Officer, Lagos State Ministry of Arts and Culture and Mr. Hloni Pitso, Regional Director for West Africa South Africa Tourism
Alhaji Lai Mohammed opened the event with his keynote address as he revealed that this administration is determined to revitalize the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) as a means to properly capture the total contribution of tourism to the country’s economic growth among other things.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed was ably represented by Mr. Paul Adalikwu, acting Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC).
Mr. Akintunde Akala, Chairman, Board of Trustees of NANTA receiving the NANTA Life Time Service award at the event from Mr. Munir Bankole, Chairman while Mr. Kola Olayinka of British Airways Nigeria looks on.
Mr. Biola Lawal, MD/CEO, FlyBoku.com with Mr. Munir Bankole, Chairman/CEO, Med-View Airlines at the event; and Mr. Mohammed Tanko, Trade Relations Manager, South African Tourism with Mr. Slyvester, General Secretary, NANTA.
Stella Obinwa, Dubai Tourism; Funmi Ogidan, Vapo and other organizations making presentations during the event.
Winners of free tickets: pictures 1-2 (top): Al-pSaad Sulyman Mohammed of Al-Haaq Air Travels Ilorin and Mrs. Arit Tunde -Imoyo won tickets from Dubai Tourism; Picture 3: Mr. Wahab Ajao, Ex-Officio FTAN, Oyo Chapter won free BA ticket; Picture 4: Mr. Arinze Adigwe of World ‘N Traveland won ticket to South Africa Famtrip; Picture 5: Adebola Adesina, MD, Kestrel Global won free Kenya ticket; Pictures 6-7: Prince Gani Adebiyi, MD/CEO of Tramart Travels and Ima . Ekpe, CEO of Pegive Travels both won free ticket for famtrip to South Africa, while the last picture is Mrs. Charlotte F. Adebisi of C & A Travel who won free Etihad to Abu Dhabi.