ECOWAS to promote regional development through tourism


ECOWAS to promote regional development through tourism

ECOWAS says it is set to implement its Regional Tourism Policy that would ensure viable tourism development and enhance the overall economic growth in the region.

This was made known during the presentation of the report of the Joint Committee at the ongoing Ordinary Session of its parliament in Abuja on Thursday.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the joint committee is on Trade, Customs and Free Movement, and Legal and Judicial Affairs.

The report presented was relating to the referral of the commission on ECOWAS Regional Tourism Policy and ECOTOUR Action Plan 19 to Plan 29.

The policy plan is to be adopted by the commission for the period of 2019 to 2029.

The policy aims to harmonise tourism development in the region to increase youth employment and private sector participation through the development of sustainable businesses thus contributing to economic growth.

The policy approach would also focus on heritage…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria