We Salute Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and Nigeria's Efforts

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From vanguard.com:

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) is working to improve accessibility in the tourism sector by consolidating existing knowledge and giving all actors the opportunity to put this knowledge to use through collaboration, wherever they are based in the country.

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Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director General of NTDC, in a chat with travel journalists during the World Tourism Day celebration  in Kano weekend, said with the accessible project they are embarking on that they want to help make Nigeria as a whole an accessible destination, where all travellers can move freely, enjoy new experiences and be sure of getting the service they need and expect.

"We believe that accessible tourism must be made a priority _ for the good of the tourists and for the long_term sustainability of the Nigerian tourist industry."

Asked what the project is all about, Otunba Runsewe said "Accessible tourism is intended as the set of services and facilities capable of allowing persons with specific needs to enjoy a holiday and their leisure time with no particular barriers or problems. Individuals with specific needs could be elderly people, disabled individuals and people with particular diets or with allergy problems, who need particular comforts and facilitations during their travels."

He added "Accessible tourism makes it possible for people with various disabilities to function independently of other people when on holidays. It relates not only to physically disabled people but also to seniors whose mobility might be limited."


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http://www.vanguardngr.com/2009/10/02/ntdc-set-to-promote-disabled-friendly-tourist-facilities/comment-page-1/#comment-65869

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