… Set To Engage Youths in Tourism Entrepreneurship
In what looks like a heavily loaded Tourism and educational journey, Tourism Icon, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye who promised the nation and nay the entire world 52 new Tourism products, has delivered Youth African Tourism Expedition (YATE) as the 2nd of the 52 products.
Otunba Wanle Akinboboye had out of the blues declared that he has 52 fresh Tourism products at his finger tips which he would willingly offer the Tourism industry, to stimulate business.
Last week Friday, he presented Diaspora Nigeria Economic Recovery Programme (DNERP) as the first of such products, DNERP which already, is set to make a great impact, by adding value to the Tourism industry and economy of the country.
The 2nd product Youth African Tourism Expedition (YATE), released today Friday the 20th of 2023, is already on the lips of most youths.
YATE according to Akinboboye, the Founder of the initiative, is a youth programme aimed at encouraging youth to travel, have tourism experience and explore Africa. YATE is designed for youths from age 15 to 40, undergraduates, young business executives and other fun seekers through creation of a camp in an eco friendly African themed environment, spiced with team bonding exercises through games like swimming, aim the basket, catapulting, table tennis, live roasting-grilling of yam, plantain, barbecue, snooker and many more.
“We have decided this week to bring in a tourism product that will exhilarate the youths from age 15 to 40, so that they can live a lifestyle that they will grow with. The real problem of tourism and the main reason it has taken tourism so long to grow in Nigeria, is because, there is no tourism education from today’s leaders. As we all know that the platform we are all standing on today, is the doing of yesterday’s men, the hardwork of yesterday’s men. The platform of tomorrow is our responsibility. Unfortunately, our forefathers did not have formal exposure to hospitality, recreation and tourism. We are trying to introduce youths to tourism. So that they will get to understand how lucrative it is and what tourism and information building is all about. Some of them will end up becoming Ministers in government tomorrow. The formal education they will get from YATE which is a practical tourism educational process will grow them. It is not what we are learning in the class room but it is what we are experiencing in real life.
Youth African Tourism Expedition (YATE) is available for young tourism entrepreneurs, because it offers a template for entrepreneurship in Nigeria, Africa and other countries. We are making it available to young tourism entrepreneurs so that they can immediately use YATE to enrich themselves either as participants or as entrepreneurs. Those who register with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org can go to schools, engage students for YATE and get their commissions. We intend to bring up the industry from the bottom to the top. That’s because YATE will give quick return and take away youths from restiveness and teach them lasting fun and a new lifestyle. This is our tourism product for the week.” Akinboboye added.