West Africa Tourism Organisation (WATO) has introduced the signing of two tourism specialists into its fold within the pursuit of its mandate. The 2 new entrants are; Dr. Albert Kimbu, who joins the Board of Administrators and Mrs. Abiola Akinsola-Obatolu, who’s appointed as Vacation spot Administration and Capability Constructing Government. WATO, which is headed by Ms Ola Wright, a famend tourism knowledgeable, is a non-governmental membership pushed journey and tourism group, devoted to the event and promotion of tourism in West Africa and surrounding nations. In accordance with an announcement by WATO, the appointment of the duo, ‘‘is a transparent demonstration of WATO’s need to reposition for larger effectiveness, as they convey their wealth of expertise and management of their completely different spheres to bear on the operations of WATO.
‘‘Kimbu is a Reader and Head of Tourism and Transport Division within the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, College of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom. He’s additionally the co-founder of the Gender, Entrepreneurship and Social Coverage Institute (GESPi).’’ It additional famous that, ‘‘Kimbu researches gender entrepreneurial pathways and EDI in tourism.
He has acquired funding from the British Academy, Newton Fund, UKRI, UNWTO, and UNIDO amongst others. He has revealed broadly in main tourism administration journals together with Annals of Tourism Analysis, Tourism Administration, Journal of Journey Analysis, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, trade reviews and edited numerous books. Whereas the assertion revealed that Akin-solu-Obatolu is, ‘‘educated as an Industrial Chemist and has a Grasp’s diploma in Enterprise Administration, with a significant in Tourism from College of Utilized Sciences, HTW Chur, Switzerland. She is presently an Affiliate Lecturer on the College of Lincoln, United Kingdom.
‘‘She blends her expertise in researching, lecturing, broadcasting, occasions administration, public relations, with journey and tourism. An avid researcher on social and group re-engineering by way of sustainable tourism improvement.’’ WATO expressed confidence within the talents and capacities of the 2 appointees so as to add worth to and additional deepen its mandate and dedication to creating and selling West Africa and associated nations as thriving vacationer locations. That is as its famous within the assertion that, ‘‘these two might be becoming a member of our strong staff which boasts of eminent personalities like Ola Wright (CEO), Trevor Ward (Board Director), Dale Honeck (Board Director), Allieu Kokobaye (Board Director), Thomas Armitt (Board Director), Houma Mbaye Dia (Board Director), Ester Rubio Colomer (Board Director), Ron Hughes (Government Director), and Hassan Abdullahi Zakari (Government Director).
‘‘Different notable personalities in WATO are: Phebean Ibizugbe (Media Operations), Uduak Joseph (Membership and Occasions Government), Algassimo Ba (Guinea Bissau Consultant), Americo Cabral (Sao Tome and Principe Consultant), Abiola Zakari (Nigeria Consultant) and Emmanuel Frimpong (Ghana Consultant).’’