Internal tourism development: The President of the Fdt advocates the development of specific niches and circuits

The Regional Directorate of Tourism and Leisure of the capital of Poro, has sacrificed at its traditional annual ceremony for the opening of its summer season. The Olympe de Korhogo hotel complex served as the setting for the activities marking the solemn re-entry of the activities of the Regional Directorate of Tourism and Leisure on Friday, June 18.

The President of the Tourism Development Fund (FDT), Marcel N’guettia, represented Minister Siandou Fofana at this 7e edition of the tourist re-entry of the Korhogo Regional Directorate. This directorate which, in addition to the Poro region, covers the regions of Tchologo and Bagoué, with the departmental directorates of Ferké and Boundiali. This solemn return to school, according to the representative of the Minister of Tourism and Leisure, opens the way for the development of specific niches and attractions in domestic tourism. Mr. N’guettia, welcomed the presence of the various regional and departmental directors of public administrations, thus testifying to the transversal nature of the tourism industry, as well as government solidarity. Anything that contributes to establishing tourism as a source of income improvement for working populations, and one of the levers of economic development in Côte d’Ivoire, in the light of the Sublime Côte d’Ivoire strategy.

Also, faced with the richness and diversity of the offers that the Korhogo region presents, the President of the Fund indicated to the Regional Director, Désiré Kamenan, as well as to his collaborators, that it is important to develop circuits capable of extend the stay of visitors. In particular, by promoting the cultural and artisanal products of which the North of Côte d’Ivoire is an undeniable breeding ground. He rightly praised the involvement of traditional chiefs, foremost among them is the canton chief, Issa Coulibaly, present at this new tourist season.

Moreover, on behalf of Minister Siandou Fofana, he urged Ivorians to develop ecotourism, to create needs through summer camps for the youngest, among other recreational and tourist activities. Associating operators in the sector with this desire to make the tourist ecosystem a pillar of development, the president of the FDT invites them to register for the Guide, which is currently being implemented for the purposes of good quality promotion. In addition, taking the Secretary General of the Prefecture, Émile N’guessan, representing the Prefect of the Poro region, as a witness, the President of the Management Committee of the Fund, invited the constituents of the State to the interior of the country. to popularize the attributions and missions of the FDT for the benefit of all. Mainly operators and agents. Referring to the structure’s sources of funding, he indicates that despite the Covid situation, it is important to comply with legal and regulatory provisions to all bounce back together. And to argue that, more than a threat, the pandemic crisis from which the tourism industry is gradually emerging, represents an opportunity.

In order to strengthen the safety of tourist establishments in the three regions covered by the Korhogo Regional Directorate, the Fund has provided metal detectors to the various operators, as well as hygiene and health safety kits.

The Regional Directorate of Tourism and Leisure of Korhogo, by combining the useful with the pleasant, invited the Regional Directorate of IpsCnps to host a conference on the need for social coverage for workers in the tourism sector with the specifics that it covers.

In addition, officials from the Tourism and Leisure administration, as well as private operators, have learned about digital innovations in the management of establishments. Especially by the presentation of the Gesthorest software developed by an Ivorian startup. Who, in addition to support in the digital transformation, makes a point of honor to the training of actors.

Source: Ministry of Tourism and Recreation

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