Training Workshop: Improve Hospitality Business will Boost Ondo State Economy – Akinlosotu

By Dupson Collins, 10th August, 2022

The Honourable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Hon Wale Akinlosotu has disclosed that Improved hospitality business in the state will not only boost the state economy but also increase the Internally Generated Revenue of the State Government.

He made this disclosure at a one-day workshop organized by the Ondo State Ministry of Culture and Tourism in collaboration with the State Ministry of Environment to sensitize and build their capacity towards boosting the state’s tourism sector.

The Stakeholders training Workshop in the hospitality industry was held at Adegbemile Cultural Centre, Akure on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 where presentation by the invited guests centred on how to improve the business in Ondo State.

The training Workshop which was strictly for hoteliers focused on conversations around developing innovation solutions that will further boost the business of hospitality like it use to be in developed countries.

Speaking with the PATH, the Commissioner said the training session is in fulfilment of the REDEEMED agenda of Mr. Governor, with determination to make Ondo State a tourist destination.

Hon. Akinlosotu who said there is the need to prepare stakeholders in the hospitality industry to be able to give best service further noted that the Governor has left no one in doubt of his passion to grow the tourism sector of the state

His words: ” Our expectations at the end of this training workshop for every participant is to make good use of whatever they have learnt from the lectures and apply same in their businesses”.

Hon Akinlosotu noted that, Hospitality and Tourism Industry alone can generate needed fund to run a country if well develop, saying Ondo State government is ready to champion a course that will boost the industry in the Sunshine State.

” The Stakeholders in the industry should be expecting more of this training workshop; information is key to any business development and we shall continue to partner relevant bodies to bring the best out of tourism and hospitality in Ondo State”.

While chatting with the Newsmen, the State Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Sunday Akinwalere was optimistic that the outcome of the training workshop will definitely improve tourism and hospitality business n the state.

Discussants at the technical session includes Mr Olugbenga Sunday, a Consultant spoke on “Improving Customer Service Delivery in the Hospitality Industry”; Show Me The Money by Mr. Sunmi Smart Francis, SA to Governor on Entrepreneurship and Dr Mrs Omotola Dada presented paper on Health, Safety and Environment in the Hospitality Industry.

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