SUMMARY – JOURNALISTS IN KISMAYO COMPLETE SPECIALIZED TRAINING TO PROMOTE JUBALAND’S TOURISM. SOMALIA EMBRACES REBRANDING AS A TOURIST DESTINATION AHEAD OF WORLD TOURISM DAY.
In a collaborative effort with ATMIS and the Jubaland Ministry of Information, Public Awareness, and Tourism, a group of twenty-five journalists from Kismayo recently completed an intensive three-day training program focusing on travel journalism. This initiative aimed to equip journalists with the essential skills necessary for effectively reporting on the diverse and captivating tourist attractions within Jubaland State.
Jubaland State stands as a treasure trove of tourist attractions, encompassing the likes of the enchanting Kismayo National Park, unspoiled beaches, and the awe-inspiring Ras Kamboni Reserve.
Minister and Journalists Unite for Jubaland’s Tourism Enhancement
Suleiman Mohamed Mohamud, the Minister of Information, underscored the role journalists play in the promotion of tourism sector. He emphasized the importance of impartial and captivating reporting in shaping Jubaland’s image as a compelling tourist destination.
Grateful for the opportunity, participating journalists extended their appreciation to ATMIS and the Jubaland administration for orchestrating the training. They also fervently called for the organization of similar workshops in other areas to further enhance their skills.
Journalists like Ahmed Abdi Mohamed and Hamdi Mohamed Yasin expressed their commitment to championing their responsible reporting practices. Their aim is to encourage both domestic and international tourists to explore the rich and diverse tourism opportunities within the region.
Empowering Journalists with Enhanced Reporting Skills
Hanad Abdi Yusuf, a devoted Jubaland Television reporter, praised the workshop as a timely and vital boost to his ability. It will positively contribute to promoting Jubaland’s tourist spots.
During the training, participants learn a wide range of topics, covering the intricacies of both natural and artificial tourism. They also emphasized journalism’s pivotal role in promoting tourism, not only in Jubaland but also in neighboring countries.
For the upcoming World Tourism Day celebrations, Somalia is actively rebranding itself as an enticing tourist destination. The nation is embarking on a captivating journey to showcase its diverse and irresistible attractions to the global audience.