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NCAA, NCAC assure NANTA of continued support and collaboration

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…Exco members of NANTA and President, Susan Akporiaye in a group picture with the DG NCAC, Otunba Segun Rusewe.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Director General, Capt. Musa Nuhu, has assured the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA, of the Authority’s support in doing the right thing.

This is just as the NANTA President requests for more enabling environment to check illegal travel trade operators in the system, calling for for more support for her members. 

 Capt. Nuhu who gave the assurance when members of NANTA led by its President President, Mrs. Susan Akporiaye met with the DG, assured them of a robust relationship and partnership more than ever before.

Mrs Susan Akporiaye told the NCAA boss that, NANTA, under her watch, would sustain the age long collaboration with the agency.

Also during a visit to the Director General National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe, Mrs Susan Akporiaye, in her opening remarks said, NANTA, had taken note of the openness and open door policy of NCAC under the watch of otunba Segun Runsewe towards engaging the private sector, particularly NANTA members, adding that it was desirable that the Exco members of NANTA in Abuja visit him to show appreciation for what all had continued to do for NANTA.

Mrs Akporiaye explained that the Association wears two strategic caps in the aviation sector and also in tourism, noting that its presence needs deeper understanding and interpretation beyond the mundane, indicative of the futuristic culture tourism signposts which must be fully exploited. 

” We are here to assure you sir,  that we can help advance a refreshing cause for Cultural tourism promotion in an uncommon way  and with our focal engagement as travel trade operators, which has placed us in a unique position more than any other tourism trade group in Nigeria, we can definitely change the narratives of Nigerian Cultural tourism business”.

Responding, the NCAC DG, Otunba Rusewe, has called on the members of NANTA, to wake up and embrace the promotion and marketing of the rich Nigerian culture.

He explained that Nigeria culture is one of the oldest in the world, and needs marketing communication initiatives that could unveil its iconic content and context to  the world yet to experience the fullness of its diversity.

” Under of our National Festival of Arts and Culture,( Nafest), we at NCAC has strategically unveiled the best of Nigeria festivals under one roof and we want  nanta with its massive presence across the six geopolitical zones of the country, to partner with us and create another string of income for your members” Runsewe who also doubles President, Africa region of World Craft Council (WCC), further explained.

Runsewe disclosed that NANTA members have no business bemoaning the impact of COVID-19  pandemic on global travel trade business, noting that greater opportunities lies in exploring and exploiting the rich Cultural tourism resources of Nigeria, both for domestic and foreign tourism engagements.

He requested the Association to send its best team forward to be part of the planning committee for 2021 Nafest to be held in Ekiti state in October, and further assured that NANTA would be provided a marketing pavilion during the celebration of the iconic festival to enable NANTA members husband the gains and contacts at the event inorder to reach out to target audience.

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