Oyo State Government will host this year’s World Tourism Day at the Iya mapo Hill in Igbeti, confirming its readiness to host the event.
According to history, Iya Mapo is a goddess turned into a Hill. Like a new bride, Iya Mopo stands out beautifully at 350m in the village of Igbeti.
From inception, which dated back to1970, the United Nations (UN) marked every September 27 as a global observance day for creating awareness of tourism’s social, cultural, political, and economic contributions to tourist destinations and host communities.
In recent times, World Tourism Day has become occasions to equally showcase the contributions that the sector makes in attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
With this year’s theme ‘Rethinking Tourism’, Oyo State’s observance of the 2021 World Tourism Day in Igbeti would highlight the Iya-Mapo Hill as one of the State’s rich tourism destination.
The Senior Special Assistant on Tourism and Culture, Hon. Akeem Ige, who led a delegation to Igbeti, has assessed the level of preparedness by the authorities of Olorunsogo Local Government Area in hosting this year’s edition.