UNWTO supports tourism development in Africa
The United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is supporting tourism development in Africa, encouraging better statistical measurement to foster better knowledge of the sector.
In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for the strengthening of the National Tourism Statistical System of Nigeria and the Development of 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.
Zurab Pololikashvili, the UNWTO’s secretary-general, recently met with Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture of Nigeria, during which they signed an agreement for the 61st meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa and the Seminar on ‘Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development’ to be held in Abuja from 4 to 6 June 2018.
The meetings in the Nigerian capital will be open to the participation of UNWTO Member States and Affiliate Members, as well as invited delegations and representatives of the tourism and related sectors. Officials of immigration departments, national statistics bureaus, central banks and other relevant stakeholders will be invited to join.
For more information on the 61st UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa, click here.