Africa: Odion Chigbufue to deliver keynote speech at 2nd edition of Akwaaba African Youth In Tourism Conference 2018

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AKWAABA African Travel Market have announced ODION CHIGBUFUE General Manager of Tour Brokers International; a leading Tour Company in Nigeria as the Speaker at the 2nd Edition Of Akwaaba African Youth In Tourism Conference 2018.

Odion Chigbufue, who is a graduate of Lagos Business School and University of Lagos with solid experience in Travel and Tour Marketing and Leadership Skills will be speaking on the topic ‘What drives the youth tourism market: Adventure, Leisure or Entertainment.”

Other discussants includes Wonuola Olatunde-Lamidi Co-Founder D&P Travels, Chiamaka Obuekwe MD Social Prefects Tours, Adebayo A. Ajayi MD A-Bay Tours, Tina Nwanya MD Nje Tours, Michael Balogun MD Tour2Nigeria, Cecile Mambo Doumbe MD CMD Tours, Debbie Egwuogu MD Waka with Debbie, Geraldine Itoe MD Novarosta Limited and Ebele Enemchukwu former Mrs.Tourism UN World.

Tourism sector has become one of the strongest drivers of world trade, economic growth and poverty alleviation. Despite turbulent times for the world economies, these basic facts are unlikely to change going forward. The world over focusing the wealth creating power of tourism on the youths remains an immense task and opportunity.

Tourism has become one of the fastest growing and innovative industries contributing about 10 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the world and has become part of sustainable development goals of many nations across the globe.

According to Ikechi Uko, Organizer of AKWAABA African Travel Market, ‘It is against this background that we are set to host the 2nd Edition Of Akwaaba African Youth In Tourism Conference 2018 at Eko Hotel and Suite, Lagos Nigeria on 11th of September 2018. This year’s edition is running under the topic ‘what drives the youth tourism market: Adventure, Leisure or Entertainment.’ Last year, the Conference addressed the challenges Young people in travel business face in promoting Domestic Tourism in Nigeria and also to bring them into the organized travel and tourism business.’

‘In Nigeria, Domestic tourism promotions is controlled by the youth, with a large youth population in Nigeria who need to be gainful employed; there is a need to broaden the scope of opportunities available for the Nigerian youth in Tourism Sector.’

“We have invited more than 250 youth across Africa, expected audience at the event will include youth in travel and Tourism business, Students from Tourism, Aviation and Hospitality school, Young Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Airlines, Hotels, Restaurants, State Tourism Boards, Foreign Trade and Tourism Sectors from many Countries”, Uko said.

AKWAABA Africa Travel Market is one of the major international Travel and Tourism marketing platform to meet with airlines, Travel Agents, Hotels, Tourism boards both foreign and local, the media and general travelling public in Africa, and it is scheduled to take place from 9th to 11th September 2018 at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.

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