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Not Yet Uhuru for African Regional Economic Development

Not Yet Uhuru for African Regional Economic Development

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have jointly called for African countries to strengthen their economic integration. They made this call at t...

The ARIIs provided the latest available information on the state and development of regional integration in Africa as a whole as well as within each of the eight R...

NIWA Cautions Lagos State Government

NIWA Cautions Lagos State Government

Written By: Media Partner | Published: May-18-2020 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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The unending face off between the National inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) and Lagos State government over dredging activities may enter another phase as the federal government waterways regulatory agency frowned at the attempt by Lagos ...

The latest irritation is sequel to moves by Lagos State House of Assembly to ambush the regulatory powers of NIWA and at same time interfere in the activities of d...

Research Shows Tourism Sector’s Support for Workers & Communities

Research Shows Tourism Sector’s Support for Workers & Communities

As the sector faces up to an unprecedented challenge, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (a subsidiary of the World Tourism Organization) has analysed the steps being taken by businesses and trade associations to mitigate the impact of t...

Committee Chairman Pascal Lamy touched base with the GCET Signatories to learn about the mitigation actions being championed by tourism companies and trade associa...

Aviation Sector Losses N180b to C-19 in 2 months

Aviation Sector Losses N180b to C-19 in 2 months

Two months of flights restriction has cost the Nigerian travel sector job and financial losses in excess of N180b. In fact, the cost may be more, going by the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) estimates, which showed that the...

It would be recalled that the Federal Government in March placed a restriction on both local and international flights as part of efforts to contain the spread of...

Runsewe Commends Obaigbena Over Thisday Dome Isolation Center

The Director General National Council for Arts and Culture( NCAC ) Otunba Segun Runsewe has described the donation of Thisday Dome in Abuja by Nduka Obaigbena, a fro...

UNWTO: Tourist Arrivals to Drop by 60-80% in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 22% fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (...

Hotel Employees to Down Tools Over Wages

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other unions in the tourism and hotel industry have rejected the plan by some notable hotels in the country to owe workers’ salari...

Covid-19: NCAC Donates Facemasks to Nigeria Police

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has donated Covid19 Personal Protection Equipment to members of the Nigeria Police ...

Covid-19: Nigeria's Tourism Industry Requires N150 billion Govt Intervention Fund – FTAN

The declaration of Covid-19 as a global pandemic in January 2020, has led to international travel restrictions, national travel bans and subnational lockdowns, leadi...

Obudu Mountain Resort Repairs Cable Car

In a bid to revive the Obudu Ranch Resort, the Government of Cross River has carried out repairs and maintenance of the cable-car at the resort. Mr Bobby Ekpeyong, t...

Eco-Tourism Operations Suspended in Yankari Game Reserve - General Manager

The Bauchi State Government recently announced the closure of Yankari Game Reserve in order to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus. The State's Commissioner for To...

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Agenda Setting for the Creative Industry

Agenda Setting for the Creative Industry

Written By: Frank Meke | Published: May-19-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
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As a Cultural tourism development columnist, getting to grab Frontline interventions on everyday happenings in the battered sector...

Runsewe and the Good Samaritans

Runsewe and the Good Samaritans

We are supposed to get real groves out of the expected and very timely intervention by the federal government to unbundle Nigeria ...

Hotel Industry and the Upside of Post-Covid 19 Dispensation

Hotel Industry and the Upside of Post-Covid 19 Dispensation

Written By: Media Partner | Published: May-09-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
Tagged Under: Nigeria Tourism, Hotels in Nigeria, Covid19

At the twilight of 2019, no one, predicted the global lockdown that has greatly affected the hotel and tourism industry. UNWTO rep...

Tourism Mergers: a Post Covid-19 Economic Outlook

Tourism Mergers: a Post Covid-19 Economic Outlook

Two major documents on certain positions on the tourism industry popped up on my WhatsApp number during the week. One is on the Or...

A Tourism Outlook on the Looting of Shops and Xenophobia in South Africa

A Tourism Outlook on the Looting of Shops and Xenophobia in South Africa

The looting of shops and the shutdown of several central business districts in several South African cities has unleashed violence...

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GLOBAL TOURISM

Nigeria Announces Travel Ban to Visitors from World Major Economies

Nigeria Announces Travel Ban to Visitors from World Major Economies

The Federal Government of Nigeria has issued a travel ban on 13 countries in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha made the announcement at a media brie...

The USA to Partner Osun State for Tourism Development

United States of America, through its consulate in Lagos, has expressed its readiness to partner Osun Government to develop the state’s tourism sector.US Consular General, Ms Claire Pierangelo, said this on 11th March 2020 when sh...

AfCFTA and the Impact on African Tourism Development

From June, 2020, when the Coronavirus scourge must have abated, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will become operational, making the continent the world’s largest free trade area involving 55 countries with a ...

Kenya to Support Tourism in Plateau State with Two Rhinos

The efforts to improve the tourism sector in Plateau State have received a boost as the State Governor, Simon Lalong has concluded plan to acquire two Rhinos from Kenya to increase the number of animals in the Jos Wild Life Park. ...

The Gambia Tourism Industry Threatened by Demise of Thomas Cook

When the rains were late this July, Gambians offered up prayers in the country’s mosques and churches for the troubled agricultural sector. Torrential downpours ensued, but they were followed by dark clouds shadowing the second pi...

NIGERIA TOURISM

Nigeria to Expand Tourism Using Community Museums - Minister

Nigeria to Expand Tourism Using Community Museums - Minister

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish community museums as part of efforts to ensure that local communities benefit from tourism. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the plan o...

Our Administration is Fully Committed to the Promotion of Culture and Tourism - VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says culture and tourism in the new world order are referred to as soft power because of their influence in economic and international relations. Osinbajo said this at the Grand Opening Ceremony of the...

Imo State Introduces New Tourism & Hotel Tax

The Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha, yesterday said that he signed into law the Imo state Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant Consumption tax law No.35, to generate revenue for the state. Ihedioha who spoke in Owerri, through his Ch...

Nigeria Solicits UNESCO Heritage Sites for Tourism Development

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced plans to enlist more of Nigeria's cultural sites as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Minister stated this during his visit to the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove...

Britain to Return a Stolen Nigerian Pre-Colonial Art Work

A bronze statue that was looted from what is now Nigeria more than a century ago will be returned, Cambridge University in Britain said, as Nigeria's government announced a new campaign Thursday for the return of the West African ...

HOSPITALITY NEWS

FTAN Embarks on Sensitization Visits to Tourism Facilities in Nigeria

FTAN Embarks on Sensitization Visits to Tourism Facilities in Nigeria

The spiraling negative impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria’s hospitality and tourism sectors led the current leadership of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) to embark on sensitization visits to to...

Corona Virus: FTAN Confident of Nigeria Health Agencies Containment Measures

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has expressed confidence that Nigeria’s health officials’ effort at containing the Corona Virus would be successful, and that the Covid-19 scare should not stop leisure and ...

Nigeria Partnering With UNWTO To Implement Tourism Masterplan - Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his ministry is partnering with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in the implementation of the National Tourism Development Masterplan, in ...

SHERATON Lagos Hotel to Host FEMI KUTI in a Live Concert

SHERATON Lagos Hotel will host the living legend Femi Kuti, live in concert, on 22nd September, 2018. Curated in partnership with media and entertainment company Chocolate City Group, the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, i...

BETTER WAYS TO TRAVEL WITH KIDS

Travel can be an enlightening and eye-opening experience for children of all ages: there are new foods, experiences and sights, not to mention quality family time. But travelling with children can also be an overwhelming propositi...

AVIATION NEWS

Nigeria Extends Closure of International Airports

Nigeria Extends Closure of International Airports

The Federal Government has extended the closure of airports across the country by another two weeks beginning from April 23, 2020. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced this via a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Mon...

Report: Air Travel Remained Inaccessible to Most African Citizens

Air travel, safety, booking difficulties and cost remains some of the barriers travellers in Africa currently endure. The findings of the recent African Traveller Report 2019 by the Sabre Corporation revealed that air travel remai...

We Need Govt and Nigerians Support for Our Efforts to Succeed - Air Peace, MD.

The chairman and chief executive officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema speaks on the operations of the airline and effort by it to link Nigeria to the world and the challenges, among others... How are you copping with the issue of d...

Nigeria Domestic Airlines Had 16, 429 Delayed Flights in 6 Months

A document issued by the department and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos showed that 30,043 flights were operated by nine airlines during the period under review. It said domestic airlines operating in ...

Air Namibia Withdraws Flight Services to Nigeria Over Visa Issues

Air Namibia has suspended flights on its Windhoek-Lagos-Accra route over a diplomatic row with Nigeria. In a statement issued on Friday, Namibia’s national carrier said the flights were suspended with immediate effect. Air Namib...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

NCMM Partners Tech Firm to Digitize Artefacts & Monuments

NCMM Partners Tech Firm to Digitize Artefacts & Monuments

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments has engaged a tech company, Opinow Media, to digitise museums, monument sites and buildings across Nigeria with virtual reality for tourist attraction.The Acting Director-General o...

Miss Apex Queen Nigeria 2019 for May 11

Preparations are in top gear for the hosting of this year’s edition of Miss Apex Queen Nigeria 2019. The beauty pageant, which made its entry into the Nigerian pageantry calendar last year, is set for its grand finale and award ni...

Furore Over Astronomical Costs of Abuja Carnival

The 2019 edition of Abuja cultural carnival will gulp N82.109 million, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. The yearly carnival meant to showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage is coo...

Nigeria: Top 10 Nollywood Movies in 2018

More Nigerian filmmakers are pushing boundaries when it comes to content creation and distribution. In 2018, several films showcased at international platforms such as the Toronto Film Festival. As we applaud the strides made, her...

Canadian-Nigerian Film-Maker Wins Film Contest

A film, Sweet Revenge, produced by a Nigerian-Canadian film director, Pascal Atuma,   has won this year’s Kevin Hart’s North American Film Competition.  A total of 654 films were submitted for the short films competition. A jury m...

SPORTS NEWS

AFCON 2019: Anything less than winning the African Cup of Nations for any coach, at any time, is ‘criminal’- Odegbami

AFCON 2019: Anything less than winning the African Cup of Nations for any coach, at any time, is ‘criminal’- Odegbami

I am an Olympian to the core.I went to two Olympics. The first was boycotted at the last minute by African countries.At the second, I was Nigeria’s flag bearer, overall captain of the contingent as well as captain of the national .

Market analyst identifies the major Market players of the Global Sports Tourism in Africa

The Global Sports Tourism Market Report By Marketdesk.org scrutinizes the overall market synopsis globally, their restraining factors, drivers, major challenges, opportunities, latest trends to stabilize the global Sports Tourism ...

WAFU CUP: Nigeria Won and Lost to Ghana Again

The hosts defeated bitter rivals Nigeria with 4-1 on yesterday night to clinch the title at the Cape Coast Stadium. The Black Stars took the lead in the 44th minute of play, with Sarfo Kwadwo punishing slack defending from the Sup...

Nigeria to host UNWTO CAF 2018

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to host African Tourism Ministers under the aegis of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission on Africa (CAF) next year....

OKAGBERE OTHERS RACED NIGERIA TO VICTORY

The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) held in Delta State Nigeria has seeing some of our Nigerian athletes flying the Nigeria flag high above their shoulders with a strong determination.  And this they showed in their perfo...

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UNWTO and World Travel Market to Host Ministerial Summit

 Investment in innovation and smart management for tourism will form the major theme of the Ministerial Summit of this year’s World Travel Market, to be held in Lon...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Spearhead Tourism Marketing in Nigeria, Transcorp MD Tells Govt

The Managing Director/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo has advised the relevant ministries and agencies of government at the federal and state levels to ...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

China vs Dubai: The battle for the Nigerian market

The importation of goods into Nigeria by traders who seem to be showing preference for variant lucrative business attractions that Dubai offers compared to what is  obtai...

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