UN holds World Tourism conference in Lagos

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The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) is currently holding a global conference at the National Arts Theatre, in Iganmu, Lagos State.

The conference, which has Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed in attendance, is geared towards development and growth of tourism culture and creative industries.

The minister expressed optimism that the event will boost the synergy in the sector on a national scale, with international partners.

In line with promoting cultural heritage; one of the priority areas of the UNWTO Agenda for Africa 2030 -Tourism for Inclusive Growth, was headed by the UNWTO Secretary-General and the programmatic priority of UNWTO on ‘Protect Our Heritage: Social, Cultural and Environmental Sustainability’.

The event, which will end on Wednesday, is expected to gather top-notch panelists and stakeholders to discuss linkages and opportunities between cultural tourism and the creative industries.

Delegates from 166 member countries are expected to participate in the conference, just as national tourism and culture organisations, international organisations, destination management organisations and stakeholders from the public and private sectors are also expected at the conference.

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