The Lagos state tourism summit has been slated to hold on March 16, 2018, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The tourism summit tagged on ‘Destination Lagos: Towards A Sustainable Tourism-Driven Economy’, is put together by the Lagos state government.
Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, told newsmen on Tuesday that the summit was designed to provide useful content for the tourism road map poised to transform the vision of the State in becoming one of the foremost tourism destinations in Africa.
He further stated that the summit aligned with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s desire to invest in human capital and infrastructure in order to encourage creativity and promotion of great minds in arts, entertainment, culture and tourism in the state.
Ayorinde also revealed that the summit was crucial to intimate key players in the tourism industry to the achievement of the past three years and engage them in highlighting the specific steps to take in developing tourism in the next two decades.
“The summit will list out specific interventions that are needed in producing a master plan that can assist in shaping the tourism sector in Lagos State in the next 15 to 20 years.
“The idea of this Lagos Tourism Summit, therefore, is part of our inclusive agenda to allow all stakeholders contribute to the ongoing tourism masterplan being put together by Messrs Earnst and Young on behalf of the Lagos State Government.”