UNWTO Supports African Tourism

UNWTO Supports African Tourism UNWTO Supports African Tourism

To better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a cooperation agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for strengthening the National Tourism Statistical System of Nigeria and developing a tourism satellite account. UNWTO is committed to developing tourism measurement for furthering knowledge of the sector, monitoring progress, evaluating impact, promoting results-focused management and highlighting strategic issues for policy objectives, Travel Daily News reported.  UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili and Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed signed the agreement to host the 61st meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa and the Seminar on Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, from 4 to 6 June. The events will be open to UNWTO member states and affiliate members, as well as invited delegations and representatives of tourism and related sectors. Officials of immigration departments, national statistics bureaus, central banks and other relevant stakeholders will also be invited.


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