Determined to give the tourism industry the boost it deserves in Ondo State, the tourism promotion NGO called Destination Ondo has unveiled a bus and passenger car service for the use of tourists. Sunshine State tour operators.
Speaking on this new development, Destination Ondo founder Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, who is also the strategic consultant to Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Tourism, said the new product aims to address the challenges logistics encountered by state tour operators.
âThe logistical challenges faced by most tour operators have been resolved with the introduction of the Destination Ondo bus and car services,â he said.
Akinboboye, who is also president, La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Lagos revealed details of how the business is expected to operate to benefit tourists and tour operators: âWith a fleet of buses and cars already purchased for this purpose, they would be operated by professional and qualified drivers as well as tour guides and security personnel. Entertainment and refreshment packages are attached to each bus and car for the duration of the tour.
Additionally, he said there is a bespoke service option, which is an all-inclusive package covering select hotel accommodation, food and drink, tours, entertainment, life shows. nightlife and other personalized services on request.
According to Destination Ondo, in order to benefit from this unique offer, tour operators are only supposed to sell the package and provide it to tourists while Destination Ondo takes care of chaperoning tourists and ensuring that they receive the best services offered and a Memorable Ondo State experience that will last a lifetime.
Since its inception over a year ago, Destination Ondo, with operational offices in Ondo Town and Lagos, has introduced a number of creative and tourism products and services, including the Asun Carnival which s last year was held in the town of Ondo, the very first carnival organized by a private company in the state.
It also launched the carnival and festival costume manufacturing industry in Ondo town as part of making Ondo the hub of carnival and festival costumes in Africa. The project started with a free training program for more than 600 young people and women. It is designed as a platform for economic empowerment for Ondo residents and to improve the state’s tourism economies.
The promotion of sports tourism has also started with the organization of the Destination Ondo football tournament.