Sport tourism in Nigeria is set to receive a boost, as La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort introduces a new sport into its ecosystem, known as Corporate Beach Olympics.
The African-themed and award-winning resort, which is located in Ikegun Village, on the outskirts of Ibeju Lekki, Lagos and was founded by Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, is noted for its bespoke and unique tourism offerings, which are often a colourful blend of traditional African elements with an elegant modern fusion.
Speaking on this new offering, the Group General Manager of the resort, Abidemi Adeboye, said it is part of the commitment of the resort management, to continue to deepen and refresh its offerings and the experience of their patrons and visitors, who look forward to harvesting fresh offerings with every visit.
He remarked that the new package was conceived in partnership with Mastersports International Limited, noted for its expertise and experience in organising events of such scale. He added that the sport leisure event, which is planned as a month-long fun-filled and exciting event, spanning October 1 to 31, is targeted at bringing corporate executives from the different sectors of the economy, both in private and public enterprises, together to compete in 14 uniquely curated beach sports.
Adeboye further disclosed that the objectives of this new venture, among others are: to create platforms for bonding, team-work, networking and interactions, play and relaxation, as well as learn new skills and ethos while deepening their experiences both on land and on water.
Ahead of the main event, Adeboye also hinted that some corporate executives will be formally invited based on their standings and personal recognition, to a special two-day event that would serve as introduction to the October launch. Some of the sport events mapped out for them include beach soccer, volleyball, badminton, kayaking, table tennis, ocean swimming, polo, tug of war, snooker/billiards, fishing, catapulting, karaoke and tennis.
Adeboye also mentioned that they went into partnership with Mastersports International Limited so that together they will use the competition and their wide network to bridge the gap between the Corporate world and the Sporting world. Corporate organisations are expected to signal their interest to participate, so as to be enrolled for the event through various channels of the resort and partner agencies, as well as the official website, where they will be allowed to clearly indicate their activities of interest.
Interested corporate organisations that join will also have sponsorship opportunities that present them with a platform to exhibit their goods and services during the month-long outing.