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20 Must Visit Destinations in Nigeria
The reliance on oil is fast dwindling. Nigeria needs to diversify her economy as a matter of urgency.
As we celebrate 20 years of creative enterprise under the strong support and partnership of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, NTA, the largest TV network in Africa, NIHOTOUR, NFVCB, National Arts Theatre; more discerning organizations have locked into the opportunity to add value through our platform.
In this regard, Goge Africa and Actors Guild of Nigeria have formed a STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP to promote Tourism in Nigeria/Africa. Goge Africa’s management affirms the need for the private sector to intervene strategically and timely, towards the diversification of Nigeria’s economy. For over 2 decades, Goge Africa and AGN have been in the forefront of promoting the best of Nigeria’s culture and tourism potentials. Both organizations have been great ambassadors of Nigeria through their related and laudable positive representations within and outside the continent of Africa
The focal TV series titled 20-MUST VISIT DESTINATIONS in Nigeria is another winner from the stables of Goge Africa culture and travel TV series. The series is carefully conceptualized to project the best of our cultural heritage, our people, tourism potential and opportunities for investment, at every location mapped out as a MUST VISIT. It is an opportunity to celebrate our heritage, abundant natural resources and human capital.
Such focus will bolster the tourism sector into becoming a key economic factor. The TV series will also feature interviews with the Executive Governors of select states to speak on plans for the state and incentives for interested investors in specific areas of the State’s economy.
Broadcast shall be via Goge Africa on NTA Network, online and 15 other TV Channels within and outside Nigeria. Aside English version, we have concluded plans to translate the series into Hausa language and other languages subsequently. Presently Goge Africa TV series has since been translated into Hausa language and is broadcast on AREWA 24 Channel 261 on DSTV.
Please note that “20 MUST-VISIT DESTINATIONS” started last year with our visit to Senegal, Benin Republic, Jamaica, Haiti and Cozumel Mexico.
GOGE AFRICA has set a date for the next premium activity lined up to celebrate Twenty years of its dedicated portrayal of the best of our heritage, cultures and tourism assets. It is the Tourism 101 Immersive Class for 50 interested and passionate tourism entrepreneurs.
Main subjects at the workshop are
- Becoming a 21st Century Tourism Entrepreneur
- Practical Tourism – Critical Success Factors
- Tour Packaging and Marketing
- Rules of a Successful Tour Guide
- Effective Hospitality Management Skills
- Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Social Media & Tourism
- Financial Literacy for Tourism Entrepreneurs
- Travel Photography Workshop
The training is for 50 young participants drawn from the tourism sector.
Participants shall receive certificates at the end of the training.
Experiential fun trip with Goge Africa Travel Club for two lucky participants.
The Tourism 101 Immersive Class is a FREE WORKSHOP, to enlighten, empower and equip 50 Participants with the knowledge of the entire tourism spectrum that has become a bouquet for highly sustainable economic activities.
The 3-day event will run from 30 March – 1st April 2020 at the VIP Lounge, National Arts Theatre, Lagos.
Meanwhile, our year-long celebrations began, in October 2019 with our Anniversary Luxury Cruise. A good number of high networth Nigerians, Africans at home and in diaspora, sailed on one of the world’s biggest and most luxurious cruise liners, from Miami, USA to Haiti, Mexico and Jamaica. The next Luxury Cruise will happen in October 2020 as one of the closing chapters in our 20th Anniversary Specials.
Briefly, here are other activities planned for #GogeAfrica20.
#GOGEAFRICA20 PHOTO, ARTS, VIDEO, FASHION and WRITING CONTEST has been completed and what a thrilling fulfilment to see the huge numbers of participants the contest pulled in. Again, it is a platform to discover, reward and motivate the abundant talent in the areas of Arts, Media and Tourism, which abound all over the continent of Africa. Our Jurors went through equally exhilarating sessions to shortlist the Talented Winners. We shall complete the Online Voting to announce the BEST of the bests by mid-year, latest.
GOGE AFRICA ARTS EXHIBITION – October 2020
GOGE AFRICA Coffee Table Book: Titled “Our Culture, Our Heritage”
SYMPOSIUM – October 2020
GOGE AFRICA 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA & AWARD EVENING – October 2020