American travel expert, Mr. Paul Cohen has said Nigeria is a safe and peaceful destination for Americans and other tourists interested in exploring the beauty of Africa.
The Travel Concepts man, who was a guest of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), said this in his presentation at the recently concluded Akwaaba- Africa Travel Market in Lagos.
Seeing this as a big endorsement, Director General of NTDC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe stressed that now is the time for action and less talk.
In his presentation titled, ‘Overview of the US outbound travel market: What the Nigeria travel industry needs to do obtain their share of this growing market,’ Cohen stated he felt safe and secure during the few days of his stay in Nigeria.
According to him, Nigeria’s security challenges and image problem was not peculiar to the country alone, as most countries of the world are also going through such situation which he believes would end soon.
He added however how important it is for the country’s leadership to understand the situation and put in place appropriate measures to address the country’s challenges.