Tourists Club International (TCI) was founded on April 6, 2008 at Business Day newspaper by Osa Mbonu-Amadi, a senior correspondent on tourism, arts, and culture. TCI is now independent, and seeks to cater for the happiness of her members and the development of tourism in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
TCI promotes international tourism, international peace, and universal friendship of all humanity. TCI adopted the ancient slave town of Badagry, Lagos as its international headquarters and works to make the town an international tourism centre.
TCI has a vision to make the entire world a hospitality industry where everyone will welcome one another, irrespective of religion, race, or political belief, and make one feel at home.
The agrarian age had gone. It was an age, in which the person who had land to produce agricultural products was king. In the industrial age, those who had factories to churn out the largest number of manufactured goods held sway. The industrial age is gradually receding now, giving way to information age.
TCI envisages a future age of tourism after the information age, where the country that best develops its tourism potential or industry will be the world leader. This is because the ultimate desire of man is to have peace and happiness, and those who understand what these entail know that one of the best ways to find peace and happiness is to travel, see places, meet and love people!
TCI is the coming together of people from different parts of the world who have a common interest in tourism and seek to change the world through it. Membership is free at the general level. Other levels such as corporate membership attract annual dues.
TCI organises subsidised tourism trips, seminars and other forums where members meet to enjoy themselves, brainstorm, network, and participate in leisure activities.