By Fatima Saka
An organisation, Capstone Travels and tours has advocated for the practice of domestic tourism to promote Nigeria’s cultural heritage.
Founder of the organisation, Mr Kayode Adeshola, said this on Tuesday, in Abuja, during the Naija (Ibile) Tourism Summit, themed “Nigeria’s Domestic Tourism Development: All Hands on Deck”.
He expressed that domestic tourism was a key component of human existence, especially in Nigeria, due to the country’s cultural diversity.
“Domestic tourism will showcase Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage, art exhibitions, traditional cultural display and other outstanding activities,” he said.
According to him, there are countless inhibitions deterring the growth and development of domestic tourism in Nigeria, which should be addressed and corrected.
He said it was important to also catch them young, by introducing children and young adults to the promotion of Nigeria’s culture.
Additionally, Adeshola said his organisation alongside other major stakeholders, had already signed a Public-Private Partnership agreement with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture (FMIC) in 2021.
“The private sector, as stakeholders of the tourism industry, possesses the technical prowess to derive domestic tourism.
“It has therefore been the priority of the private sector to partner the Federal Government, in achieving grassroot development in key areas of economy; particularly the tourism sector,” he said.
Group advocates domestic tourism to promote Nigeria’s cultural heritage
By Fatima Saka