NANTA TO Honour Top Culture, Hospitality Bigwigs, Runsewe Others
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The organized travel agencies in the country under the umbrella of body will recognise important personalities in the culture and tourism sector in Nigeria. The event christened NANTA Eminent Persons Award comes up November 12, 2021 at the International Conference Center Abuja.
The Genaralissimo of Nigerian Cultural Tourism Community, Otunba Segun Runsewe, says identifying and appreciating contributions of individuals and corporate entities in the industry has a deep spiritual meaning and helps to keep award recipients on their toes.
“Who are mine”? Otunba Runsewe quoted Jesus Christ, who desired to know from his disciples if he is on track on his spiritual mission on earth, as a classical example of how to truly assess persons called to serve, noting that NANTA about four years ago began a true historical reward regime never seen before in the industry.
Speaking shortly after receiving his certificate of nomination for strategically being at the behest of Nigerian cultural tourism, arts and crafts promotion in Nigeria in the past two decades from Mrs. Susan Akporiaye, President of NANTA, Otunba Segun Runsewe who just returned to the country after a cultural evangelism tour of Ethiopia, where he inaugurated the Nigerian and Ethiopian friendship club, stated that NANTA Eminent Persons Award is the ‘Oscar of Nigeria Tourism sector’.
“Madam Susan, I want to thank you and your association for this honour.
NANTA did same to me four years ago for turning around NTDC, and again today for the little we have done at NCAC. We shall be there to tell the world that NANTA is our pride,” he explained
In the same vein, the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) came to the fore as the Best International Air Transport Association (IATA) training school in Nigeria.
Director General of NIHOTOUR, Nura Kangiwa, says the award from NANTA is evidence of the change of narrative about the foremost government vocational training school under his watch, adding that training and retraining help practitioners.
”My sister and President of NANTA, you have just told us to do more by this prestigious validation of our focal agenda and from today, NANTA will provide us professional guidance on travel trade beyond training, Kangiwa said.
Kangiwa, who is also the immediate former Vice President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), North Central zone, says the expectations of industry practitioners for changes in NIHOTOUR is a huge burden but assures that the NANTA Eminent Persons Award, zeroing on the achievements of NIHOTOUR, means that he has no option than to work and work harder for the industry which must be regulated to check free entry regime into the sector.
NANTA President who also presented Certificate of Nomination to Envoy Silk Road Hotel, Abuja as the hotel to watch noted that the insistence of Nura Kangiwa-led NIHOTOUR that owners and practitioners in the industry must be certified before engaging in travel trade and tourism businesses is timely. She said NANTA will soon issue out new guidelines for admittance to NANTA membership in line with NIHOTOUR training scheme
General Manger, Envoy Silk Road Hotel, Dewarld Kroger, says the hotel will partner with NANTA to sell its rooms and services, noting that NANTA award will boost the morale of the workforce of the hotel who are trained to ensure guests satisfaction.