PROMOTION OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

The Association of Community Social Volunteers International (ACSVI) is an association and member of Federation of
Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) that is aim of promoting culture and tourism, public private partnership, alleviate
poverty (PPPs), create job opportunity and help actualize the blue prints especially in the area of promoting industry, trade,
investment, culture and tourism services.
ACSVI is working with various Culture and Tourism Associations in the 36 States including the Federal Capital Territory
FCT in Nigeria and with the State Ministries of Information culture and tourism to promote independent development
program in the culture and tourism sector in Nigeria.
ACSVI has been working tirelessly to create long lasting relationship between Nigeria and other countries which
will make it very easy for us to mobilize tourists from Nigeria to other countries as well as invite tourists from
other countries to visit Nigeria which will avail us the opportunity to showcase the various Tourists sites that
abound in our country Nigeria.

THE 3RD CULTURAL TOURISM CONFERENCE (3-5 DECEMBER 2018) ORGANISED JOINTLY
BETWEEN THE WORLD TOURISM ORGANISATION (UNWTO) AND THE UNITED NATION
EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION (UNESCO) HELD IN INSTABUL,
TURKEY.

His Excellency Alhaji Barr. Lai Mohammed, Honorable Minister of Information Culture and Tourism of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria at the 3rd cultural tourism conference (3-5 December 2018), organized jointly betweenthe World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) in Istanbul, Turkey.

These sentiments were echoed by Turkey’s culture and tourism minister Mehmet Ersoy. “The culture and tourism
partnership provides a framework for public-private cooperation, education, investments and sustainability,”
Minister Ersoy added.

The third cultural tourism conference organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Istanbul, Turkey between 3 and 5
December 2018.

Upon the invitation of the organizers, the Secretary General of the BSEC PERMIS, Ambassador Michael B.
CHRISTIDES participated in the 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture (Istanbul,
Turkey, 3-4 December 2018), jointly organized by UNWTO, UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
of the Republic of Turkey.

His Excellency Alhaji Barr. Lai Mohammed, Honorable Minister of Information Culture and Tourism of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria with his colleagues from Turkey His Excellency Mehmet Ersoy, Minister
of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey during the ministerial photograph

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December 2018) organized jointly between the World Tourism
Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
concluded today in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for
safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all.
The Association of Community Social Volunteers International (ACSVI) dully register under the Federation of
Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) participated in the 3rd Cultural Tourism Conference that was organized
jointly by the world tourism organization (UNWTO)and United Nation Educational, scientific organization
(UNESCO) held in Istanbul, Turkey ACSVI arrived earlier on the 4th of December, 2018, while the other delegates
joined him later in the afternoon. We were represented by four (4) delegates.
Dr. Lamin Mohammed Kpaka Proceeded to the conference venue and met with the Nigerian delegates amongst them are
Haijia, from the department of tourism and international cooperation, the Honorable Minister Lai Mohammed, the NTA
journalist crew and the representative of the Nigerian embassy and he was able to meet up with the second to the last session
for the day which was on the private sector, the role of the on cultural and tourism where the lead presenters were Miss
Clarie Marie Foulquire from France and Mr. T. Handa from Japan. During the session they were talking about attracting
Private investment in culture and tourism line with the substainable development Goals (SDG) in 2030, In local Community
Development Industry through public private partnership (PPP), the sustainable tourism cultural Development (STCD). The
4th edition of the UNWTO/UNESCO conference was declared by the Deputy City Mayor of the city of kyoto, ‘Santoshi

Uemura’ to be held in the City of Kyoto Japan In 2019. Then comes the declaration of Istanbul as the center of cultural
and tourism after which the participants went on tour.
At the event all the participants present declare their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safe guarding living
heritage, catalyzing creating cities and spreading tourism of the republic of turkey under the theme “for the benefit of all”,
the conference explore the potential of the tourism and culture partnership along with new trends in the technology and
visitor management to bring the widest range of benefits to visitors and host communities while safeguarding culture
values.
A key conclusion from the conference was need for a clear and strong link between tourism, culture and local community
stakeholders. Cultural tourism, political and strategies must consider the perspectives and interest of local communities,
who can also assist government bodies in balancing tourism development with heritage conversation, “on and safe
guarding. Channeling tourism revenues into cultural presentation and community development was identified as a key
governance challenge.
President Marie- Louise Coleiro Preca of Malta addressed the conference at its opening, reinforcing that, ‘in today’s
world tourism diplomacy is becoming more important to foster understanding and culture in key achieving this” UNESCO
Deputy Director General Xing Qu affirmed tourism essential role, Stating; tourism provides a tremendous opportunity to
support local economic development, while breaking down barriers between people. Harnessing creativity and
technological innovation, as well as to safe guarding heritage is essential to promoting responsibility and suitable tourism
to support and unity communities for years to come.
culture is one of the drivers of tourism growth, so protecting cultural heritage and promoting tourism\m for
sustainable development are part of the same equation that 30-plus ministers from around the world are gathered
here proves the place of culture in tourism, “said UNWTO secretary-General zurab Pololikashvili Opening the
event, these sentiments were echoed by Turkey’s culture and tourism and minister Mahmet Ersoy. “the culture
tourism partnership provides a framework the public private cooperation, education investment suitability” minister
Ersoy added.
In a debate moderated by the BBC’s Rajan Datar, the more than 30 Ministers present concluded that tourism and
culture are in indivisible and must work together so that tourism and culture heritage and its benefit for visitors and
locals. However, the main Challenge is to spread tourisms attractiveness beyond established sites Whit managing
large visitor’s Numbers
The first second day of the event was given over to the twin influence of responsible tourism and technological advance
s in safeguarding intangible culture heritage. It was agreed that innovation should be better management, promotion and
preservation of heritage, as well as make cultural tourism accessible to all.
During the event, five leading Turkish companies signed the private sector commitment to the UNWTO global
code of ethics for tourism, boosting the efforts of Turkish Industry Leaders to ensure Suitable development of
Sector.
The 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO world conference on tourism and culture will produce a declaration to be made
available soon, outlining the cross-sector commitment of all participants to the reinforcement the tourism and
culture partnership as an enabler for achieving the 2030 suitable development agenda of the United Nation. the
Next Edition of the conference is scheduled to take place in Tokyo, japan in 2019.
THE BENEFITS OF FTAN MEMBER FROM THE 3RD UNWTO/ UNESCO 2018 CONFERENCE.

Despite that we, the FTAN member arrived late on the last day of the conference, we were able to meet with
various international institutions, culture and tourism association, travelling agencies, government leaders, public
and private sector organizations and stakeholders in the tourism industry to discuss on how to improve our
development program in safeguarding culture and tourism in Nigeria and the technological advances in
safeguarding culture heritage. We were also able to liaise with various investors for collaborations and partnership
and those who were also ready to invest in the culture and tourism sector in Nigeria,
Some have agree to collaborate with us such as Hon. Satoshi Uemura, the Deputy City Mayor of the city of
Kyoto, the tourism Policy, and MICE department who have agreed to our proposed technical working visit to the
city of Tokyo in order to collaborate with them and sign M.O.U as a technical partner in the area of training FTAN
members and creating new opportunities in the Culture and tourism sector in Nigeria.
Mr. Tkaahiro Handa, Manager/Surveyor, the Social Innovation Center, Information & Communication Division,
TOPPAN, in Japan has also agreed to grant FTAN members the request for a technical working visit to discuss
collaborations and partnerships between Nigeria and Japan in area of sustainable culture and tourism development.
We appreciate FTAN and Federal Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism for according our association the
golden opportunity to attend the 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference in Istanbul, Turkey the
3rd to 5th December. 2018.
RECOMMENDEDATION
We hereby recommend the further promotion of cultural tourism in order to support local economic development
to see that policies and strategies put in place must consider the interest of local communities as they will help to
balance tourism development and safe guard the cultural heritage. We also recommend the Federal Ministry of
Information Culture and Tourism should organize monthly regular meeting with FTAN members to encourage
private sector involvement in Culture and Tourism Development and always include them in all their programs on
time that they can be able to inform their members.
1. For the Federal Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism, the department Tourism and International
Cooperation and the Department of Domestic Tourism to organize a monthly regular meeting with FTAN
members
1a. The meeting will serve as a platform to exchange new innovation in the Tourism Industry and opportunities for
both local and International Investors
1b. The two department need to explore the Opportunities in benefiting foreign grant from UN specialized
agencies, donor Countries and other agencies etc.
1c. Encouraging more participation of private sectors in local and international Culture and Tourism exhibitions,
conferences, workshops, and technical working visit for them to use that opportunities to woo investors to invest
in Culture and Tourism sector in Nigeria.