In recognition of the positive impacts of Youth Tourism & Hospitality Leaders Forum (YTHLF), the event has been endorsed recently by Institute of Hospitality UK-Nigeria International Branch (IoH); Hospitality and Tourism Association of Nigeria (HATMAN) and Global Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (GITH).
This is just as the 12th edition of the forum, tagged YTHLF2020 is billed to hold in Ibadan on June 4, 2020.
YTHLF is an annual gathering of tourism and hospitality loving youths, an initiative of Travelscope Magazine.
The Convener of YTHLF and Managing Editor, Travelscope Magazine, Omololu Olumuyiwa in a release made available to ReportersAtLarge disclosed that the primary objectives of the annual event are to sensitize, educate, motivate and promote the social, cultural and economic values of tourism and hospitality sector among the students, young tourism promoters and stakeholders.
This year’s edition of YTHLF, according to Olumuyiwa, is expected to rally participants from all walks of life to a day of tourism education under tutelage of tourism erudite, Dr Kayode Ogunsusi from Department of Tourism and Transport Studies, Redeemer’s University, Ede speaking on the topic: “Strategies of transforming tourism challenges to economy goldmine in Nigeria.”
Among the speakers who will also be presenting at the forum are Dr (Mrs) Titilayo Olukole from Lead City University, Ibadan –“Harnessing cultural heritage for tourism development in Nigeria”; Founder, 2wenty2 Hospitality & Allied Services, Yvonne Mordi – “Quality service delivery in hospitality business” and Founder, The Fisayo, Mrs Oluwafisayo Olayinka-Bello. – “Using new media to drive domestic tourism in Nigeria”.
Olumuyiwa stated further that notable scholars, stakeholders, journalists and youths who have contributed to tourism advancement in Nigeria would be celebrated with award presentations. He added that delegates would participate in raffle draws to win free aviation college scholarships among other prizes.
“In its 12th year, the forum organised annually by Travelscope Magazine has succeeded in creating a better narrative on tourism, aviation, and hospitality in the minds of the youths. It is now a must-attend educative platform for youths with a passion to excel in the aviation, hospitality and tourism industry”, Olumuyiwa concluded.