It’s not a mistake for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to rate Sierra Leone as the fastest growing tourist destination in the world with a remarkable and ground breaking percentage of 310%, which is due to the quadrupling of Sierra Leone in terms of tourism and leapfrogging many nations to the top.
Patriotically, the sprawling developmental achievements in the tourism industry of Sierra Leone is as a result of the relentless and tireless efforts of the formidable managements of the National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone(NTB) and it’s line ministry, the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs(MTCA), which has immensely contributed to the socioeconomic development of the country as well as employment for thousands of Sierra Leoneans more especially the youths.
Apparently, the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs with its two subverted agencies, the National Tourist Board and the Monuments and Relics Commission are participating in an international marketing trade fair and exhibition in Paris, France.
The International French Tourism Market (IFTM) Top Resa Exhibitions will commence on the 26th and ends on the 29th September, 2017. Many countries and tourism agencies are participating, selling their nations or products and services to attract tourists and businesses to people from all over the world. The events attracts participants from nations in Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas.
An estimated 31,000 visitors are expected to participate. These include travelling journalists, tourists, heritage protection agencies, countries and many others.
This is the second time in recent years that Sierra Leone is taking part in this world class tourism marketing. It is expected that the events will attract many more tourists into Sierra Leone. This will undoubtedly translate to economic development.
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