The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) says it will form a strong synergy with Airline Operators on its #MyAbujaweekend Project of Nigeria to ensure development and promotion of the Nigerian Tourism industry.
The Director-General of the corporation, Mr Folorunsho Coker made this known in a statement on during the week in Abuja.
According to him, the synergy, under the #MyAbujaweekend Project will promote domestic tourism in Nigeria and encourage Nigerians to take their holiday or weekend break within Nigeria.
He stressed that affordable air travel was indispensable in building the tourism economy.
According to him, the corporation will explore packaged tours and digital technology to drive the consumption of the tourism assets in the country.
“This is why NTDC finds it important to establish a strategic partnership with Airline Operators of Nigeria to create affordable air fares within inclusive packages in order to boost domestic tourism.
“ We seek discounted weekend airline tickets to Abuja to propel the success of ‘#MyAbujaWeekend’ Project, further encouraging the travel businesses and promote hospitality and tourism services in capital city of Nigeria,” he said.
The statement also said it would explore the travel, accommodation and entertainment/hospitality with the airlines, hotels, car hire services, tour operators and others to bring out affordable package tours to encourage Nigeria to tour Nigeria.
The NTDC boss, therefore, called for a conscious investment in the promotion of domestic tourism, appealing to relevant stakeholders to drive the market with a new brand TOUR NIGERIA.