La Campagne Tropicana boss to headline FTAN’s AGM talks

Posted on: July 6, 2023, by :

The President of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resorts, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye will be the lead speaker at the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) scheduled for the 20th of this month.

The theme for this year’s AGM is: Sustainable tourism: the need for sellable tourism products. The panelists will include: Mrs. Imeh Udo, Mrs. Clara Okoro, Mr. Allen Effeh and Dr. Kabir Ali.

The keynote speaker, Otunba Akinboboye, is a Nigerian culture and tourism icon, who owns the world’s first African themed beach, forest and river resort- La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resorts.

In recent times, he commissioned additional resorts in other destinations, such as in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, Wolyta Soddo in Ethiopia and Koton-Karfe, Kogi State, Nigeria. He is also embarking on creating the theme resort in Antigua and Barbuda.

He also created and produced the Mare Festival for Ondo State government of Nigeria.

Akinboboye is a lover of Africa who believes firmly that African culture, art, music and cuisine can bring prosperity to the continent if harnessed. He refers to his efforts as continent building, which explains why he engages his experience in tourism, hospitality management, security and entertainment to create employment opportunities for people in Africa.

In the theme for this year’s FTAN AGM, the federation tries to draw attention to sustainable tourism which aims to minimize negative environmental, social, and cultural impacts while maximizing positive contributions to local communities and the environment.

However, for sustainable tourism practices to be successful, they must also be economically viable.

In Nigeria, the federation believes it is essential to develop tourism products and experiences that not only prioritize sustainability but also meet market demand and attract visitors.

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