Tourism Plus Nigeria, a private tourism organization, has championed the practice of domestic tourism in Nigeria to promote its cultural heritage.

The organization’s founder, Mr. Kayode Adeshola, said so on Tuesday, in Abuja, during the Naija (Ibile) Tourism Summit, on the theme “Developing Domestic Tourism in Nigeria: All Committed”.

He said domestic tourism is a key part of human existence, especially in Nigeria, due to the country’s cultural diversity.

“Domestic tourism will showcase Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage, art exhibitions, traditional cultural displays and other important activities,” he said.

According to him, there are innumerable inhibitions that hinder the growth and development of domestic tourism in Nigeria, which need to be addressed and corrected.

He said it was important to catch them young too, for the promotion of Nigerian culture.

Adeshola said his organization, along with other major stakeholders, had already signed a public-private partnership agreement with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture (FMIC) in 2021.

“The private sector, as part of the tourism industry, has the technical skills to generate domestic tourism.

“Therefore, the priority for the private sector has been to partner with the federal government to achieve grassroots development in key areas of the economy; especially the tourism sector,” he said.

The Nigerian News Agency reports that the organization also unveiled the Naija Ibile Tourism logo during the event.

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