Tourism Association, ATPN Inaugurates New Board of Trustees

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The Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN) has inaugurated its new Board of Trustee, Friday May 21, 2021. The Board members who were inaugurated via virtual conference include Kabir Malan, John Best and Ganiyu Tarzan Balogun. Others are Andy Ehanire, Frank Meke and Abdulmumin Mapindi.

In a statement, the Board Chairman, Malam reminded members that ATPN remains the precursors of an omnibus tourism association in Nigeria, with in-depth institutional memory and expertise for resolving technical issues in tourism development. He said
the new Board is made up of accomplished professionals in the diverse fields in Tourism as to bring cutting edge visionary leadership and support to the association and the tourism industry at large.

Members reviewed the current challenges troubling the tourism industry and were agreed  that they were surmountable. They resolved to continue to ensure greater collaboration and synergy with stakeholders, including the public sector administrators.

A moment of silence was given in honour of tourism industry fallen heroes, including the recent passing on of the FTAN President, Alhaji  Rabo Saleh. The name of a foremost tourism writer, late Lanre Awoseyin, was recalled, and it was resolved that his flagship Journal, Hospitality and Tourism, must not be allowed to die.

The members took turns to eulogies Chief Amachree, the pioneer Board Chairman who laid a solid foundation for ATPN.

There was also the resolve that the collective clout of the Board members will be rallied in support of the ATPN executive committee. A distinguished guest at the inauguration was the acting President, the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) Nkereuwem Onung, CEO, Remlords Tours.

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