Nigeria Travel Week 2019 calendar:

  • The UpBeat Experience – 17 November – 1:00PM– UpBeat Centre– media (print journalists and bloggers) hangout with sponsors and select industry players with car racing, football, dodge ball etc
  • Media Tours – 18 & 19 November – various TV and radio stations around Nigeria – radio and TV appearances to promote a culture of travelling in Nigerians
  • The Travel Roundtable – 20 November – 9:00AM– MUSON Centre – brings together an impressive cast of well-seasoned panelists to discuss the development of tourism in Nigeria and Africa.
  • Nigeria Tourism Awards  -22 November – 6:00PM– Federal Palace Hotel – honours and celebrates outstanding players in the tourism industry in a gathering of the industry’s crème de la crème
  • Nigeria Tourism Awards Afterparty – 22 November – 11:00PM- Hard Rock Café – provides a networking platform for the winners of the Nigeria Tourism Awards as well as VIP guests and sponsors
  • Tourism Hangout – 23 November – 12 noon until 6:00AM 24 November – La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort – social mixer event for networking in a relaxed environment & notable tourism attraction

TOURISM EXPO

WHY VISIT?

  • Centrally located and easily reachable venue
  • Engaging and insightful panel sessions
  • Connect & network with key tourism industry players from all over Africa
  • Meet new suppliers and tourism vendors
  • Learn about trends, developments and destinations
  • Over 150 exhibitors and tourism suppliers
  • Explore Lagos and Nigeria on familiarization tours
  • Win exciting travel giveaways including flight tickets, hotel stays, restaurant, vouchers and lots more

WHY EXHIBIT?

  • Generate high quality business leads
  • Position your brand as a frontrunner within the tourism sector
  • Consolidate your place amongst the industry’s best
  • Establish new and maintain existing business contacts
  • Gain insights from daily polls
  • Over 10,000 visitors expected
  • Over 1000 travel and tourism trade visitors
  • Learn about trends, developments and destinations
  • Nigeria Travel Week is endorsed and listed as an official Lagos Tourism event
  • Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, offers direct flights to most major cities and is one of the hottest business destinations in Africa
  • Benefit from exposure by over 50 accredited media

ALL EXHIBITION BOOTH SPACE INCLUDES:


Fascia/Name Board: Fascia name board sign featuring computer cut-vinyl lettering in standard colours on a white corflute background will be provided for all open sides of shell scheme stands


Lighting: 2 x 120watt spotlights per board
Power: 1 x 5amp power point per booth
1 x trestle table, 2 x chairs


Standard Exhibition Booth Size
3m x 2m (6sqm)

WHO CAN EXHIBIT?

  • National Tourism Boards
  • State Tourism Boards
  • Tourism Industry Associations
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Spas & Wellness Centres
  • Airports
  • Airlines
  • Car & Bus Rentals
  • Train Services
  • Taxi Companies
  • Boat Operators
  • Museums & Monuments
  • Events
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tour Operators
  • Travel Agents
  • Restaurants
  • Travel Tech
  • Family Entertainment Centres
  • Media

TRAVEL ROUNDTABLE

1

KEYNOTES & SPEECHES

Travel and tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world supporting over 284 million jobs worldwide according to World Travel 8c Tourism Council (WTTC). The forecast for the industry is positive, but is there significant attention to the development of local talent to match the expected growth? How are we meeting our manpower needs and solving one of the continent’s biggest problems unemployment?

  1. Dr. Adun Okupe – Red Clay Advisory
  2. Moyo Ogunseinde – Upbeat Recreational Centre
  3. Alhaji Lawan Garo – Tanners Council of Nigeria
  4. Jermaine Sanwo-Olu – SSA Lagos State on Diaspora and Foreign Relations

2

EXPLORING THE POWER OF CREATIVE TOURISM TO DRIVE TOURISM RECEIPTS

This panel session looks at the potential for creative tourism and how it can drive tourism receipts (experiential and merchandising for souvenirs). It seeks to examine the multiple opportunities for Nigeria’s diverse culture and heritage to be harnessed for tourism and identifies low-hanging fruits for tourism entrepreneurs. It looks at the Nigerians in the diaspora, and starts to discuss new narratives that can be created and developed for creative tourism opportunities in Nigeria.  Looking at the job-creation opportunities, panellists will discuss how creative tourism can lead to job creation and value-addition on the continent, and contribute to the appreciation of Nigerian cultural heritage.

  1. Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya – The Harmattan Workshop
  2. Emeka Okocha – Nothing To Do In Lagos
  3. Denrele Sonariwo – Rele Gallery
  4. Lawon Adams – Loving Lagos
  5. Victor Ehikamaenor – Artist

3

POSITIONING NIGERIA FOR THE ONE BILLION AFRICAN MARKET

Africa’s population is estimated at 1.216 billion. This presents a strong tourism potential for Nigeria as a destination. This panel session looks at how to position Nigeria for Africans, where do the opportunities lie, why have they not been harnessed. How can they be harnessed and where can the value-unlocking areas be? Should it be MICE or can we look to other pull factors? How can we integrate opportunities in creative tourism for Africans?
  1. Lola Emeruwa – WISH Africa
  2. Yegwa Ukpo- Stranger Lagos
  3. Zainab Ashadu – ZASHADU
  4. Femi Oyedipe – Loshes Chocolate

4

SETTING THE STANDARD FOR A NEW AFRICAN TOURISM NARRATIVE

Technology is changing the way we do things world over. For tourism, technology becomes a useful tool or barrier in the way we EXCITE our audiences or market; the way BOOKINGS are made by tourists; the EXPERIENCE created; and whether valuable FEEDBACK is gotten or lost. What’s new in tourism technology we should be paying attention to?

  1. Prof. Wolfgang Thome- ATC News
  2. Kojo Bentum-Williams – Voyages Afrique
  3. Shade Ladipo – STV
  4. Tunde Kelani – Mainframe Productions

THE BALEARICA AWARDS
– NIGERIA TOURISM AWARDS 2019 –

ORGANIZED BY AVANTGARDE TOURS LTD

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PHILLIPS CONSULTING

EXPERIENCE NIGERIA
WITH OUR FAM TOURS

Tour operators, travel agents, travel media including photographers and bloggers will be treated to some exciting tourism offerings on the familiarization tours pre and post Nigeria Travel Week. Discover and experience firsthand untapped Nigeria! Opportunities for Fully Hosted and Partially Hosted International Delegates available. Interested in participating on our FAM tours? Please fill the Hosted Delegate application online or email info@nigeriatravelweek.com for more information.