Discover Delta to Position Delta State As Global Tourism Hub
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Steps are being taken by a leading amusement park and resort in Nigeria, Omu Resort, to ensure Delta State become the latest global tourism hub.
The company has come up with a multifaceted initiative known as Discover Delta to attract tourists across the world to the oil-rich state and earn scarce foreign exchange (FX) for the country.
It intends to achieve this goal and redefine the tourism landscape in Delta State through the Leisure Park and Film Village Asaba.
A statement from the firm said in September 2023; it would launch the Discover Delta initiative, which encompasses a series of enchanting tourism-focused events, projects, and agendas.
“The concept, Discover Delta, is a platform that will propel Delta State into the global spotlight, presenting the world with a captivating blend of the state’s culture, heritage, and diverse attractions,” a representative of Leisure Park and Film Village Asaba, Mr Joseph Umukoro, said.
He noted that at the heart of Discover Delta lies a palpable passion to nurture a deep appreciation for Delta State’s cultural heritage and breathtaking attractions that will position it as a global tourism hub.
According to him, Discover Delta will first be unveiled with two remarkable endeavours that embody the organisation’s commitment to elevating tourism experiences in Delta State while others follow.
“The Discover Delta initiative involves a whole lot, including the celebration of the rich heritage of Delta State from the history of the first Olu of Warri till date, a talent hunt that encompasses comedy, the movie and music industry, among others.
“However, we are starting with the unveiling of a coffee book and a 45-minute documentary. The coffee book is a 200-page literary masterpiece that invites readers on a thrilling pictorial journey into the realms of tourism, culture, and cuisines of Delta State.
“It is an exquisitely crafted volume that beckons global tourists to step into a world of colours, flavours, and narratives that weave the essence of Delta State.
“The coffee book invites readers on an immersive journey through the vibrant stories, the traditions, and the awe-inspiring landscapes that define Delta State.
“On its part, the 45-minute documentary, a visual narrative that captures the essence of Delta State’s uniqueness via storytelling and breathtaking visuals, complements the literary endeavour.
“The documentary unveils the magic of Delta State’s treasures, shedding light on the hidden gems, the cultural vibrancy, and the awe-inspiring natural wonders that await discovery,” Mr Umukoro said.
Furthermore, he said that as a son of the soil, he is very excited as the company prepares for the official launch of the Discover Delta campaign in September 2023.
“Culminating from meticulous planning, creative ingenuity, and a shared passion for Delta State’s rich culture, this campaign sets the stage for a transformative chapter in our tourism journey.
“The “Discover Delta” slogan encapsulates our shared mission—to unite, promote, and celebrate the captivating allure of tourism in Delta State.
“With unbridled enthusiasm, we invite all to rally under this banner and embrace the remarkable journey that “Discover Delta” promises. Together, let’s celebrate the beauty of our home and set forth a legacy that future generations will cherish,” he concluded.
Leisure Park and Film Village Asaba is a one-of-a-kind theme park located on Anwai Road, Asaba, Delta State.
It boasts exciting facilities, including one of the largest man-made lakes housing a wave pool, kayaking, waterslides, swimming pool, and others.
The zoo section has over 70 rarely-seen, eye-catching animals from over 50 species in secure enclosures, all in a serene and comfortable environment that guarantees fun-seekers a good time.