The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) Abuja Zone held its emergency meeting to discuss the way forward for the Nigeria Hospitality Travel and Tourism sector post COVID-19.
FTAN leaders gathered in Abuja at the conference hall of the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN) in Garki, Abuja to discuss a collective presentation to the authorities of Nigeria on how the industry can bounce back post COVID-19, and the support needed by the industry to survive the pandemic.
FTAN is the umbrella body of tourism business owners and operators in the Nigerian private sector, with over 23 tourism Trade Associations register with it. Hospitality360 Africa was there to cover this event which witnessed the presence of leaders of the different associations that makes up the FTAN. After the meeting, which lasted for hours, we had the opportunity to speak with the members who all seem to have a common view of the impact of the pandemic on their industries and the way forward for the sector.
Watch Video of meeting here
With the pandemic, comes serious economic damage for every country with the hospitality and tourism industry largely hit.
This effect has sent over 25 million employed by the sector into unemployment.
Present at the meeting where:
- Otunba Abiodun Odusanwo – Vice president of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria FCT Zone (FTAN)
- Chief Dr. Chike C. Ezeudeh – President of Hotel Owners Forum Abuja (HOFA)
- Ugbor Vincent – President of Hotel and Personal services Employers Association of Nigeria (HOPESEA)
- Susan Akporiaye – President of National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA)
- Michael Esumobi – Representative from Youth Tourism Organization (YTO)
- Angelene Ehimika – Representative from the Tourism Consultant Forum (TCF)
- Ebi Seimodei – Chairman of Institute of Tourism Professionals of Nigeria FCT Zone (ITPN)
- Bolaji Olure – Founder & President of Nigeria Auto Sports Association (NASA)
- Peter Ezeh – Representative of the President of Artifact Rescuers Association of Nigeria (ARAN)
- Kayode Adeshola The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies – NANTA