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A plan to revive Nigeria’s Tourism Sector

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By Nicole

NTDC launches plan to revive Nigeria’s tourism through digitization.

The Nigerian Tourist Development Corporation, NTDC, has introduced a new technical product dubbed “Tourism Hackathon” in order to re-invent the country’s tourism business in order to spur economic growth. The NTDC Director General, Folorunsho Coker, announced this new invention to journalists at the unveiling on October 25 in Abuja. Coker added that the product is being launched to capitalize on tourism’s economic growth potential. He stated that the policy will give distinctive and innovative solutions to recognized difficulties and gaps across Nigeria’s tourist value chain, utilizing digital tools that will be created at scale over the next 18-24 months.

Tourism has developed to become one of the fastest growing industries throughout the world, he says. This expansion has been fueled by the use of better travel technology and an enhanced holiday lifestyle. Tourism does, in fact, provide great potential.  However, in order to effectively exploit tourism’s potential for economic growth, it is necessary to acknowledge that it cannot be returned to previous ways of functioning; there is an urgent need to reflect on and reconsider what we do and how we do it. As a result, they have identified the need to apply technological solutions for sectorial growth across Nigeria’s tourist value chain.

Tour Nigeria was launched the strategic vision to market domestic tourism.

We have a prepared and enormous domestic market for tourist growth domestically, with over 147 million active internet users and a tele-density of about 97%. Why is there a hackathon? In 2017, they launched “Tour Nigeria” as a strategic vision to market domestic tourism across the country, and we also devised an ambitious plan to reinvent the tourism industry through the CHIEF plan, which stands for Corporate Governance, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure Development, Events, and Financing.

This Hackathon will use digital technologies that will be built at scale over the following 18-24 months to give unique and innovative solutions to identified difficulties and gaps across the tourism value chain in Nigeria. Proper pricing, safe payment mechanisms, access to market, customer service and retention, and bookings and reservations are some of the major problems burdening businesses inside the ecosystem, according to Coker. Other concerns raised, according to him, are data collection and analytics, distribution, setup, system issues, supply chain and logistics.

NTDC is to improve the country’s ranking on the World Economic Forum.

Coker emphasized that the NTDC’s mission was to use the rising popularity of digital technology to address persistent issues throughout Nigeria’s tourism value chain in order to raise the nation’s rating on the World Economic Forum competitiveness index. They want to be able to envision a time when all supporting activities, from pre-booking to destination experiences, are fully digitalized, enhancing the travel experience of tourists. This will enable more digital interactions that are backed by data that is shared in a tailored, secure, and private manner among the various players in the tourism ecosystem.

They are looking for concepts that are scalable and sustainable on a use-case basis to achieve this desired purpose. Ideas that include intelligent information integration (Smart Cities), multimodal mobility services, personalized route optimization, ideas that are environmentally conscious, and virtual and augmented reality. Technology offers countless potential, so we’re contacting the tech community to provide fresh concepts for the industry. The project is a partnership between the public and commercial sectors, with the former contributing the intellectual talent and the latter providing the resources necessary for the ideas to succeed.

The hackathon creates a huge opportunity for selected developers.

The hackathon presents a tremendous opportunity for carefully chosen development companies from the six geopolitical regions of the nation to think creatively and develop significant digital tools that will be helpful in order to address some of the frictions and dislocations experienced throughout the industry. We firmly believe that by doing this, we can accomplish all of these goals with the help of the UNWTO and, most crucially, the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

A welcome development bythe Nigeria tourism development corporation in order to boost tourism in Nigeria by coming up with hackathon which will help the selected companies around the six Geo political zones.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

We have been talking about this digitization for a long time now. What is actually being done with the Tourism sector actually. It should be set up quickly so we know what we are dealing with.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

Its evident that in this era digitization is the key. am thrilled to see that Nigeria government are adopting it into every sector. this will in turn boot our developmental growth.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

This is a very good development my reviving the tourism and now making it through digitization. Because nowadays things are done digital it will benefit our country alot

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Every important that we revive our tourism sector. because it will help us to boost our economy growths and also promote most of our history stories and all

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

Nigeria tourism sector need a very serious turn around because lots of potential can be derive from it which at present little or no any meaningful progress is recorded in all the aspect.Tourism sector can take in billions of naira to the economy and also portray image of a country in a good way to the international community.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

A welcome development bythe Nigeria tourism development corporation in order to boost tourism in Nigeria by coming up with hackathon which will help the selected companies around the six Geo political zones

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

Using digital technologies that will be developed on a large scale within the next 18 to 24 months, the policy will provide distinctive and innovative solutions to acknowledged challenges and gaps across Nigeria’s tourism value chain. These solutions will be implemented in the country.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

In order to make the most of tourism’s potential contribution to economic expansion, it is vital to first accept the fact that the industry cannot revert to the ways in which it operated in the past.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

Tourism has evolved to become one of the industries that is expanding at the quickest rate all over the world. The use of more advanced travel technology as well as an improved holiday way of life have both contributed to this expansion. In point of fact, the tourism industry offers a significant amount of potential.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

Tourism has evolved to become one of the businesses that is expanding at one of the quickest rates across the globe.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

Tourism can be a major driver of economic growth, but only if we accept that it can never go back to the way it used to operate.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

This Hackathon will leverage digital technologies that will be scaled over the next 18-24 months to solve problems and fill gaps in Nigeria’s tourist value chain.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

through the use of the CHIEF plan, which stands for Corporate Governance, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure Development, Event Development, and Financing, an ambitious plan to reimagine the travel and tourism industry was developed.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

Selected development firms from each of the nation’s six regions will use the hackathon to brainstorm and create game-changing digital solutions that can be used to ease the frictions and dislocations plaguing the industry.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

Because technology possesses an infinite number of applications, we have reached out to the technological community in order to solicit innovative ideas for the sector. The public sector and the private sector are working together on this project as part of a partnership. The public sector is supplying the intellectual talent, while the private sector is contributing the resources that are necessary for the ideas to be successful.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

With so much potential to be gained from the industry, Nigeria’s tourism sector is in dire need of a turnaround. Despite this, little to no progress has been made in the sector thus far. The tourism industry has the potential to bring in billions of naira for the economy and to present a positive image of a country to the rest of the world.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

NTDC can achieve their desired plan in tourism if all necessary things are put in place and then the introduction of digital technology to further take it world standard.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

Tourism is one of the number one sector of any country which generate streams of revenue. If we can digitalized tourism here in Nigeria then we will take it to an higher level of functionality which will attract more people.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

Tourism has developed to become one of the fastest growing industries throughout the world. Nigeria government need to tap in and explore it