Cuthbert Ncube, President of the most leading African tourism organization based on the continent, the African Tourism Board has been recognised by the prestigious Institute for Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria, IPTN, awarding him the Dynamic Leadership in Tourism and also installed him as a fellow of the Institute.
Ncube received this honour at the Gala Dinner/Awards Night of the National Tourism Transportation Summit and Expo (NTTSE 2023) which was held at the iconic, International Conference Centre, Abuja, yesterday.
The award and Fellowship were given to him by Alhaji M. A Yusuf, the Vice President of the Institute in the presence of many dignitaries including the President, Chief Abiodun Odusanwo and Zonal Coordinator for South West Chief Ayo Olumoko.
Elated Ncube later expressed his unflinching appreciation to the President the management of IPTN for the recognition, promising to redouble his efforts at giving his maximum to the advancement of tourism in Africa.
“I want to appreciate the President of this great Institute and the entire management for this honour. This calls for effort redoubling and l want to assure you of my unwavering commitment to the promotion, projection and marketing of our various destinations for tourism advancement.
“Let me also seize this opportunity to call for more collaboration among ourselves, this is an example of the positives that can emanate from such synergy. l truly appreciate this and thank you all”.
Cuthbert Ncube has been playing pivotal role within the tourism space as the Regional Representative of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Africa for several years. He has visited many African destinations and beyond promoting tourism and its related. A pan Africanist and a huge advocate of the African Union Passport Regime.
Since becoming the President of the African Tourism Board, he has been able to reinvigorate the organisation making it to be the only prominent, leading and performing tourism organization with its head office in the Kingdom of Eswatini in Southern Africa.
Also receiving an award was the President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) Mr. Onung Ekereuwem among others.
The award was the closing of a two day 6th National Tourism Transportation Summit and Expo, a conference championed by the Institute for Tourism and Practitioners of Nigeria where many panel presentations, speeches and interventions were made at various panel sessions in accordance with the conference theme: “AfCFTA : Exploring Intra-African Trade Tourism and Transportation Opportunities and Mitigating the Barriers and Collaboration”.