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In a bid to build a virile tourism sector, Skal Club has collaborated with Lagos Tourism Board on the new Lagos State tourism Road map.
Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile Yusuf has equaled the partnership with the travel trade partners-Skal Club.
The road map was discussed at the just concluded Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and culture Stakeholders Forum held in Ikeja.
Various experts and tourism professional enumerated on various initiatives required to bring the road map to success.
President Skal Lagos, Mr. Ademola Sanya, also suggested the inclusion of grassroots entities who in most cases would be enthusiastic to drive the tourism initiatives because of the structural and economic benefits it will bring to their communities like resorts, beaches and others.
Others include a welcoming ambiance, orientation of the hosting communities, training and empowering service givers.
The forum was concluded on the need to have a better narrative on the state of security of Nigeria and especially Lagos as the center of the country’s eco-system.
Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest.
The first Club was founded in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia. The idea of international goodwill and friendship grew and, in 1934, the “Association Internationale des Skål Clubs” was formed with Florimond Volckaert as its first President, who is considered the “Father of Skål”.
Skål International today has approximately 17,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout 80 nations. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain.
Skål International is governed by an Executive Committee of six members, elected by delegates to an annual General Assembly, held during the World Congress, hosted by a different country each year. This allows members first-hand observation of the travel and tourism potential around the world.Google+