A Tourism master plan is important to the development of the Tourism sector. Especially, in Nigeria where the Tourism sector has been identified with major economic and human development issues, such as alleviation of poverty, employment generation, etc.
In 2005, the then President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, set up a Presidential Committee to come up with a Nigeria Tourism Development Master Plan. This was with the active support of key Tourism bodies including the UNWTO and one Tourism Development International Ltd, a Nigerian firm. Shortly after a report was delivered, including a draft and final report; written between February to November 2005.
Philippines is excited to host the UNWTO General Assembly in 2021, primarily to showcase the country’s sustainable tourism programs and actions and secondly, to give importance to the nation’s significant role in world maritime history and to draw highlight to our country’s discovery"
said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat in a statement Monday.
Strong growth in outbound travel from many source markets around the world fuelled revenues from international tourism to reach a total USD 1.7 trillion. This accounts for 29% of global service exports and 7% of overall exports of goods and services. These figures consolidate international tourism among the top five economic sectors in the world, behind chemical manufacturing and the fuel industry but ahead of the food and automotive industries.