Akinboboye Decries Poor Deployment Of Nigeria’s Petrotourism To Service Tourism Industry

 

 

* From left : Founder, La Campagne Resort, Chief Wanle Akinboboye and President, National Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters (ATBOWATON),Dr Tarzan Balogun pose for a photograph shortly after  a courtesy visit by FTAN.

Nigeria’s tourism enigma, investor and Founder, La Campagne Resort, Chief Wanle Akinboboye, has said that the country’s petroleum tourism economy has failed to aid the full blossoming of the emerging tourism logistics and aviation industry.

He described the missing links as worrisome and that it is also responsible for the attendant crisis on increase of fares on ground transportation, boating and aviation architecture in the country.

“If we have deployed our reserves and liquidity in oil economy, ensured our refineries are in top shape, fuel capacity for movement of goods and services and persons, including logistics back up, wouldn’t give stakeholders, investors and consumers of tourism offerings a nightmare as the case witnessed in the country,” he stated.

Akinboboye, the biggest tourism resort facilitator in Nigeria and a culture entrepreneur, explained further that the petrol tourism economy is strangulated in strange unexplainable circumstances, thereby impacting negatively on the cost of movement of persons, goods and services which if properly addressed,  would make destination Nigeria,  very attractive, affordable and profitable to investors, visitors and also a huge impact on  the  country’s GDP.

He spoke during a courtesy visit by Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) World Tourism Day celebration committee to intimate him  about plans for the event and seek his support and prayers and also  request his presence as lead speaker at its open conversation on the way forward for the industry impacted negatively by COVID-19 pandemic.

President, National Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters ( ATBOWATON),Dr Tarzan Balogun, disclosed that  Chief Akinboboye is an industry icon, who has contributed significantly to shape the sector , hence the visit to carry him along to give new meaning to how the industry can quickly bounce back and contribute meaningfully to rapid growth of the sector and also benefit  stakeholders and government at large.

The FTAN event slated for Eko Hotel for the indoor activities and Takwa Bay Beach for open conversation and colourful boat regatta and water tourism games, comes up in Lagos on September 2, 2022, which is globally celebrated as World Tourism Day, domesticated by each country to complement its cultural tourism aspirations.

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