166 nations are expected to attend the conference of the UN World Tourism Organization in Lagos.


166 nations are expected to attend the conference of the UN World Tourism Organization in Lagos.
The UNWTO's 2022 conference, which is slated to take place in Lagos between November 14 and 16, is expected to draw representatives from all 166 of its member nations.

On Saturday in Lagos, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, said this.

Participants from the public and private sectors, as well as national and international tourist and cultural organizations and destination management organizations, are anticipated at the conference.

The media, as well as civil society organizations involved in the tourism, cultural, and creative industries, are anticipated to attend.

At a press conference, Mohammed announced that attendees would include senior UNWTO officials, specialists, and ministers from member states' ministries of tourism, culture, and the arts.

A conference on connecting tourism, culture, and the creative industry would be held in addition to two expert workshops that would run concurrently.

The minister announced that in addition to the unique event called "A Day with Nollywood," there would also be displays on fashion, film, music, visual arts, and more.

According to the UNWTO, tourism is a type of activity in which tourists are primarily interested in learning about, discovering, experiencing, and consuming the tangible and intangible attractions and goods that a place has to offer.

"It promotes concord and understanding amongst people, preserves cultural and historical legacy, and has a good socioeconomic influence.

The creative industry, which includes advertising, architecture, fine arts, crafts, design, film, video, photography, music, theater, and publishing, was referred to by the organization as the "lifeblood of the creative economy."

The minister remarked, "It states it is also a growth catalyst for sustainable development.


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