Boosting Badagry Tourism: NANTA Enlists 400 Travel Agents

The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) is making a big push to promote Badagry, Nigeria, as a top global tourist destination. On Wednesday, over 400 Nigerian and international travel agents embarked on a tour of Badagry’s iconic historical sites.

This initiative aimed to familiarize the travel agents with Badagry’s rich history and cultural significance. The tour included visits to:

  • The First Storey Building in Nigeria: A landmark structure with a long and fascinating history.
  • Mobee Slave Relics Museum: Offering a poignant look at the realities of the transatlantic slave trade.
  • Seriki Abass Brazilian Barracoon: A former slave holding cell, now a powerful symbol of resilience.
  • Point of No Return: A deeply moving location where enslaved Africans were forced onto ships bound for the Americas.

By showcasing these significant sites, NANTA hopes to equip travel agents with the knowledge and enthusiasm to effectively market Badagry to their clients. This strategic move has the potential to significantly boost tourist arrivals in the historic town.

The initiative also saw collaboration pledges from NANTA with local Badagry travel agents. This partnership will ensure a coordinated effort to promote Badagry’s unique offerings to a wider audience.

The involvement of foreign travel agents in the tour is another positive step. It opens doors for Badagry to be featured on international travel itineraries, attracting visitors from around the globe.

While some, like the Managing Director of Coastline Nigeria Ltd., Bauchi State, Isa Yelma, highlighted the need for further development of the tourist sites, NANTA’s initiative demonstrates a strong commitment to unlocking Badagry’s tourism potential.


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