Abuja hosts international tourism transport expo 2019

The Institute for Tourism Professionals (ITP), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and Federal Ministry of Transportation has concluded arrangements for the hosting of the second edition of the National Tourism Transport Summit and Expo from Monday 29 to Tuesday 30, April, 2019 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Coming with an international dimension, the theme of the 2019 edition is Tourism and Transportation Interdependencies for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.

The the second edition of the conference is been organised on the heel of a meeting held in Sokoto in 2017 by the National Council on Transportation (NCT) as well as the approval by the Federal Executive Council empowering the ITP in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the Federal Ministry of Information,Culture and Tourism, that the organised private sector and non-governmental organisations should organise annually, a summit and exposition on transportation and tourism with the objective of deepening the connectivity between tourism and transportation for maximum growth and sustainable development of the Nigerian economy.

Participants at the two-day events will be drawn from major key players and stakeholders in the transportation and tourism sectors from the international community.

Airlines, tour and travel operators, aviation; maritime industry sea transport operators; road transportation including major transport owners, car hire services, Uber, NURTW, RTEAN, road traffic and safety agencies including the FRSC, NPF, NSCDC, motor insurance companies; state transport ministries and agencies; rail transport services.

Others are operators of the tourism and hospitality industry including tourism resort operators, National Parks Services; museums and monuments, state tourism ministries and boards, festivals and tourism events managers; hoteliers, restaurants and fast food operators; conferences and events managers; as well as service providers in the banking, oil and gas industries

The expo will begin with the host city walk on Saturday, April 27 while the expo session proper start from Monday, April 29 to Tuesday, April 30, with B2B and G2B sessions and rounded up with the award and gala. On the May 1, 2019, participants will enjoy the Abuja city tour.