Initiators of Twins Tourism, Ambassadors Taiwo and Kehinde Oguntoye are set to stage the maiden edition of Ibadan Travel and Tourism Expo (ITTE) 2024 at the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Ibadan Travel and Tourism Expo scheduled for April 22 and 23 will also feature as the 10 years anniversary of quality tourism broadcasting of their popular weekly travel and tourism magazine radio show known as “Travel with the Twins”.
According to a statement by the Oguntoyes, “ITTE 2024 is a two-day international travel roadshow platform that aims to drive the sustainable tourism sector by bringing together buyers, consumers, airlines, travel techs, tourism/travel service providers, hospitality value chain, influencers and the media to review, network and discuss sustainable tourism development and trade in the travel industry.”
The Ibadan-born tourism twins which are the first twins in the world to be honoured by the world busiest and most travelled international airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, USA further stated that “The Ibadan Travel and Tourism Expo is set to unplugging the largest city in Sub-Sahara Africa for tourism kickstart and opening up the abundance of tourism opportunities to the untapped markets in Oyo State and South Western Nigeria for and to international and domestic buyers and sellers”.
ITTE 2024 with the theme ‘Tourism Kickstart: Maximising Tourism Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Nigeria’ is expected to welcome about 3,000 attendees over two days and will feature activities ranging from The Tourism Roundtable, The Premier Tourism Awards/ Dinner, 10 Years Anniversary of ‘Travel with the Twins’ Radio Show, Young Professional Forum, Fam City Tou,r among others.
Oguntoye twins however stated that “ITTE is privately driven with sponsorship and partnership options available in different categories with different negotiable costing as terms and conditions apply to all. Sponsorship at the Ibadan Tourism Expo 2024 has the power to bring your company in direct alignment with the innovators, change agents, major stakeholders and visionaries within the tourism industry. Strengthen your company’s market share, build organizational awareness and influence industry viewpoints as a sponsor.”
The first Twins in Africa to jointly host Travel and Tourism programme on radio while reiterating the journey of their radio show, the world respected Oguntoye Twins said that “Travel with the Twins” started in 2014 at the prestigious University of Ibadan Radio Station, Diamond 101.1FM, and was later moved to Impact Business Radio IBR 92.5 FM before settling down over the years with Lagelu 96.7 FM where they presently broadcast their tourism show to the world. “Over the years, we have done tourism live broadcast from United States of America, People’s Republic of China, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana among others and have projected destinations, preached healthy environment practices, sustainable travels, promoted professionalism and we are set to expose and open up the untapped Ibadan tourism market to the world.”