The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, the official tourism organisation for Nigeria, has joined the United States Tour Operators Association as an affiliate member.
This membership makes Nigeria the primary and solely west African nation to be accepted into USTOA.
Nigeria Tourism’s acceptance into USTOA comes as no shock, as its targets match up aptly with these of USTOA.
As said within the USTOA 2013 annual listing, affiliate membership invites are “extended to responsible industry and governmental entities and organisations whose interests and purposes are compatible with those of USTOA, which is to encourage and support professional and financial integrity in tourism and in the future of the travel industry”.
This membership is step one in Nigeria Tourism’s total advertising and marketing technique, which goals to work with US tour operators to teach them in regards to the vacation spot and to help them in growing itineraries and excursions to Nigeria.
With spectacular nature, distinctive wildlife, world-class golf programs, and a mess of leisure actions and lodging choices, Nigeria is primed to welcome vacationers from the US and world wide.
The most populous West African coastal nation, Nigeria additionally gives an enormous cultural heritage from one of many major sources of the African Diaspora.
Visitors to the nation can immerse themselves within the vacation spot’s tradition and historical past, and African Americans might be able to hint their heritage to Nigeria.
The theme “Nigeria: Our History is Your History” is part of the built-in advertising and marketing marketing campaign that Nigeria Tourism has launched this yr and which it should proceed into 2013 all through the US.
“We are excited to join USTOA and for the opportunity to be acquainted with so many reputable tour operators throughout the US,” mentioned Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, director common, Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation.
“We look forward to welcoming tour operators, travel agents and U.S. tourists to Nigeria, where we can share with them our unique culture and legacy, along with our natural attractions and enticing activities.”
Beyond Nigeria’s vibrant pure atmosphere of mountain ranges, rainforests, wealthy savannah plains, and a whole lot of lakes, rivers and waterfalls, there are additionally many quickly rising cities to be explored, the place previous blends with new.
Nigeria can be handy to succeed in from the US, with main airways together with Delta, United, and Nigeria’s personal Arik Air flying immediately from the US to Nigeria a number of occasions every week, with extra continuous flights to Nigeria than anyplace else in west Africa and the shortest flight-time from hubs in New York (JFK), Houston (IAH) and Atlanta (ATL).