Nigeria is betting on E-Tourism products to revamp the industry


The Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, said the recent launching of e-Tourism products would re-shape the tourism industry.

He said the e-products were intended to utilize the numerous advantages of the global Information Communication Technology (ICT) status to promote both domestic and international tourism.

He said the just concluded two-day national workshop on the implementation of the Nigerian Tourism Development Master Plan and e-Tourism products provided stakeholders unique opportunities to acquire skills to enable them implement the Tourism Master Plan inline with global ICT status.

The five e-Tourism products launched were: the National Tourism Portal, State Tourism Portals, Tour Nigeria Monthly Publication, Tourism Cash Card, Tourism VolP Solution and Farin Ruwa Eco-Tourism Development Project.

A communiqué made available to Travel and Leisure after the workshop said the aim of the event was to actively engage and show the participants how the three tiers of governance at federal, state and local government levels would implement the master plan and manages their tourism related activities through correct deployment of ICT tools.

Participants according to the communiqué, called on the federal and state governments to create the necessary enabling environment in partnership with the organised private sector to fund, package market tourism products and infrastructure located in each of the 774 local governments in the country.

The theme of the workshop was "Strategic Issues in the Implementation of the Nigerian Tourism Development Master Plan, while the sub-theme was Mainstreaming ICT into the Nigerian Tourism Development Master Plan"

(Source; Daily Trust)