4th National Tourist Transport Summit is held in Abuja –


The fourth edition of the National Tourism Transport Summit and Exhibition is scheduled to be held on November 15-16, 2021 at the International Conference Center, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The NTTSE was established and convened by the Nigeria Institute of Tourism Professionals four years ago.

It was instituted in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Tourism, the Federal Ministry of Transport and the Federal Ministry of Aviation as an annual event that emphasizes the interaction and connectivity between tourism and transport .

It also aims to radiograph how the various stakeholders and key players in the two industries: tourism and transport, at the public and private sector levels, have managed to explore the enormous opportunities and benefits inherent in their synergy.

According to a statement by Chief Abiodun Odusanwo, ITPN National President / Local Organizing Committee Chairman, the theme for the fourth edition of this year’s summit and exhibition is: “Tourism Transport Connectivity: Leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Area Regime for Economic Sustainability ”.

This stems from the AfCFTA trade agreement, which is a common market for developing trade in “made in Africa” goods and services by reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade between African countries.

The statement said: “The AfCFTA is a common market for 54 African countries with a population of 1.2 billion that has a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of over $ 3.4 trillion. It is a huge market opportunity that cannot be ignored or desired.

“The Summit and Expo provide a platform for public and private sector stakeholders, producers and consumers in Nigeria and the African continent to come together, share ideas, experiences, exchange knowledge and present their skills in the growth, development and promotion of the country’s economy. endowments by promoting and using the ideals of the AfCFTA agreements.

“Nigeria’s participation in this year’s event is essentially to be better informed and informed about the details of the AfCFTA agreements so that the country can fully explore the opportunities and benefits of the trade agreements. The participation of all key sectoral players and critical stakeholders in the country’s tourism and transport sectors will open a new page in Africa’s cross-border trade for the benefit of the country in particular and the continent as a whole.

“This is because the AfCFTA is motivated by the need for Nigeria to increase and diversify its export revenues beyond crude oil export revenues, which are cyclical in nature, have declined in terms by inhabitant due to rapid population growth and are expected to decrease significantly over the long term due to the shift away from fossil fuels globally. Tourism offers a privileged sector for Nigeria’s economic diversification, with transport being the most reliable way to make this happen.

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