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FTAN Partners Akwa Ibom to Host 2023 World Tourism Day



By Eric Elezuo

The Akwa Ibom State Government in partnership with the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) is set to host the 2023 edition of the World Tourism Day.

A statement by the FTAN President, Mr Nkereweum Onung, disclosed that the event will span three days accommodating September 26 through to September 28 with specific activities lined up for grand festival as follows:

26th – Arrivals & Cocktail

27th – Tourism Conference & Award Nite

28th – Visit to Akwa Ibom State Tourism Assets

The statement also revealed that the theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Tourism & Green Investment’, noting that the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has identified investments as one of the key priorities for tourism’s recovery and future growth and development.

Onung therefore, called on all tourism practitioners, heads of Federal and State agencies in the Tourism sector and key stakeholders and players and the general public to brace up for the event as all roads lead to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The event is a wake up call on the international community, governments, multilateral financial institutions, development partners, and private sector investors to unite around a new tourism investment strategy for prosperity and a better planet.

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