By Mohamed Faray Kargbo
The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs together with its subverted agencies, the National Tourist Board and the Monuments and Relics Commission are participating in an international marketing trade fair and exhibition in Paris, France.
The International French Tourism Market (IFTM) Top Resa Exhibitions will hold from 26th to 29th September, 2017. Many countries and tourism agencies are participating, selling their nations or products and services to attract tourists and businesses to people from all over the world. The events attracts participants from nations in Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas.
An estimated 31,000 visitors are expected to participate. These include travelling journalists, tourists, heritage protection agencies, countries and many others.
This is the second time in recent years that Sierra Leone is taking part in this world class tourism marketing. It is expected that the events will attract many more tourists into Sierra Leone. This will undoubtedly translate to economic development.
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