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Tourist Arrivals: Sub-Saharan African Growth was 'Flat' in First Half of 2019 - UNWTO Report

Tourist Arrivals: Sub-Saharan African Growth was 'Flat' in First Half of 2019 - UNWTO Report

International tourist arrivals grew 4% from January to June 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly. Growth w...

Destinations worldwide received 671 million international tourist arrivals between January and June 2019, almost 30 million more than in the same period of 2018 an...

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

Opinion: 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 and the destruction of property. The normal functioning of several cities has been disturbed by these acts, a...

The attacks on foreign nationals and their property are associated with xenophobia and opportunistic acts of crime. These acts of crime and violence are nothing sh...

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

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

Written By: Media Partners | Published: August-30-2019 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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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 Nigeria re...

It said the airlines in operation are Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Air Peace, Azman Air, Dana Air, Med-View, Overland, Max Air and Ibom Air. Air Peace, a domestic...

Ekiti State Government Restates Commitment to Fund Tourism and the Creative Sector

Ekiti State Government Restates Commitment to Fund Tourism and the Creative Sector

Ekiti state government has promised to continue in its strive to make the interest of Art and culture premier priorities in the state. This is coming just as the State Council of Art and Culture has set the necessary machinery in motion for...

Speaking during the recent stakeholders forum in Ado Ekiti, the state Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi noted that his administration believes in Arts and Culture as a v...

About One Million Tourists Witness Osun Oshogbo Festival - Governor Oyetola

As adherents of Osun Osogbo deity converged on the groove at Osogbo for the grand finale of this year’s festival, Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola on Friday c...

Insecurity Hampering Tourism in Nigeria - Adenuga Jr.

The chairman of an indigenous telecom company, Globacom, Mr. Mike Adenuga Jr, has said that Nigeria tourism industry will continue to suffer a decline if the governm...

US Congress Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, Marks Slavery Anniversary in Ghana

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in Ghana with a U.S. congressional delegation for high-level talks and a commemoration of the 400-year-old slave trade from Africa...

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, over...

How to Beat the Maniacal Lagos traffic

Lagos is notorious for its traffic gridlock. There are so many cars on the roads from private cars, commercial buses (Danfo), taxis, the Keke NAPEP (tricycles) and m...

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FTAN partners NCAC to Promote Nigeria’s Cultural Tourism Products

FTAN partners NCAC to Promote Nigeria’s Cultural Tourism Products

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: August-12-2017 | Category: Featured
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The executive members of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) continued their Nigeria Tourism Sensitization dr...

FTAN OPENS NEW NATIONAL SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA

FTAN OPENS NEW NATIONAL SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA

Written By: David Mbonu | Published: July-23-2017 | Category: Featured
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The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has announced the opening of their new secretariat in Abuja’s highbrow ar...

We Would Partner Government to Guarantee Expanded Revenue Generation From Tourism - FTAN President

We Would Partner Government to Guarantee Expanded Revenue Generation From Tourism - FTAN President

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: July-12-2017 | Category: Featured
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Question: Congratulations on your recent election as the President of FTAN. What is FTAN and who are the current members of FTAN? ...

BADAGRY, THE BEGINNING OF NIGERIAN HISTORY

BADAGRY, THE BEGINNING OF NIGERIAN HISTORY

Written By: David Mbonu | Published: July-06-2017 | Category: OPINIONS
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I don’t know how you will feel when you hear the phrase “the place of no return” that is exactly where am taking you to right now....

New FTAN President Calls for Tourism Template in Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business

New FTAN President Calls for Tourism Template in Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: July-02-2017 | Category: Featured
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The newly elected FTAN President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo at the 20th Annual General Meeting and Elections held at Nanet Suites Abuja, o...

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GLOBAL TOURISM

United Nations Tourism Summit 2021

United Nations Tourism Summit 2021

  Philippines is excited to host the UNWTO General Assembly in 2021, primarily to showcase the country’s sustainable tourism programs and actions and secondly, to give importance to the nation’s significant role in world maritime...

International Tourism Hit USD 1.7 Trillion in 2018

Strong growth in outbound travel from many source markets around the world fuelled revenues from international tourism to reach a total USD 1.7 trillion. This accounts for 29% of global service exports and 7% of overall exports of...

African Tourism Destinations in the 21st Century

By 2030 consumer spending on tourism, hospitality, and recreation in Africa is projected to reach nearly $261.77 billion per year—this represents a near 53 percent increase over the $137.87 billion generated by tourism in 2015. T...

African Nations Harp on Regional Integration at WTM Berlin

Projected growth in tourism traffic into Africa has exposed the need for regional integration that will assist to effectively position African products on the international market. This is the sentiment agreed by African nations ...

UNWTO: International Tourists Arrivals Grows to 1.4 bn in 2018

The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published Monday by the World Tourism Organization. The increase was driven by travel to southern Europe, the Middl...

NIGERIA TOURISM

Buhari Rejects NIHOTOUR Bill and Others

Buhari Rejects NIHOTOUR Bill and Others

President Muhammadu Buhari, has rejected 13 bills passed by the 8th Nigeria National Assembly, including the National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Establishment Bill, popularly called the NIHOTOUR Bill. However, the Presid...

FTAN Condemns Killing of Tourists in Kajuru Castle, Calls for Tourism Police

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) unequivocally condemns the dastard attack on Kajuru Castle and the killing of 2 tourists at the popular resort on Friday night, April 19th 2019. We are saddened by the news ...

ATBOWATON Re-strategizes and Elect New Executives Members

Association of Tourism Boats Operators and Water Transporters(ATBOWATON) Lagos branch has inaugurated new members of the executive council to run its affairs for the next three years.Sworn in Lagos to rebrand and restructure the a...

Nigeria's NOK Museum Upgrade to Boost Culture and Heritage Tourism

The Nigerian government is to upgrade and explore new ways to make the Museum in NOK Community in Kaduna State, North-Western Nigeria a tourist hub as a way of diversifying the country’s economy. Nigeria’s Minister of Science and ...

Africa: Uganda Brands as a Sex Tourism Destination

Recently, the Ugandan President Mr. Kaguta Museveni accused the tourism ministry of failing to attract more tourist in the country. In 2017, about 1.3 tourists visited Uganda bringing in 1.4 billion dollars in revenue. The Ugandan...

HOSPITALITY NEWS

Nigeria Partnering With UNWTO To Implement Tourism Masterplan - Minister

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...

New Renaissance Lagos hotel and Marriott executive apartments

The 25 floor hotel will feature the 216 room full service Renaissance Lagos Hotel and 44 room Marriott Executive Apartment offering extended stay apartments with space, ambience and the privacy of residential living.  LAGOS, Nige...

Lawyers Oppose States’ Regulation of Hotels

Can the National Assembly make a law on an issue already decided by the Supreme Court? No, say senior lawyers. They argue that the Senate’s bid to empower a federal agency to regulate hotel operations and related businesses was co...

AVIATION NEWS

Air Namibia Withdraws Flight Services to Nigeria Over Visa Issues

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...

Nigeria & Cape Verde Agree to Operate Direct Flights

The federal government has hinted on the discussion with Cape Verde on plans to begin air transport relationship in line with existing Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between the two countries. Nigeria’s Minister of State f...

Nigerian Airports to Diversify into Non-Aeronautic Services

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has set up a committee to map out plans to boost revenue generation for the agency,  especially from non-aeronautical business. Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, disclos...

Aviation: Nigeria Bans Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 Aircrafts

The Nigerian government has banned the Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying in the country. The decision is coming days after a Boeing 737 Max-8 plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed in Addis Ababa, on its way to Nairobi, ...

Port Harcourt Airport Costs $600m, to Process 7 Million Passengers Annually

The minister of state on Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said the Port Harcourt international airport project was funded through the China-Exim bank loan of $500m with a US $100m counterpart fund facility. “At the time this adminis...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Miss Apex Queen Nigeria 2019 for May 11

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...

TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS NIGERIANS IN ART, MUSIC AND SCULPTURE

NO. 1: Keziah Jones A Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He describes his musical style as "Blufunk", which is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms. Also his Nigerian roots in Yoruba music and sou...

SPORTS NEWS

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

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...

TWO HOSTS, ONE GAME, ONE TOURNAMENT

The acronym FIBA was originally coined out from French name Fédération Internationale de Basket-Ball. FIBA Africa confirmed on Friday night 30th of June, 2017 that Tunisia and Senegal will jointly host FIBA AfroBasket 2017 from S...

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TRANSPORTATION

Nigeria: Govt approves Shippers Council as Ports Economic Regulator

The federal government has finally  settled for the appointment of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) as the nation’s  Ports Economic Regulator. It  was gathered  Thursd...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Travel and City Breaks Put Under the Spotlight

The business travel market will remain unaffected by the ongoing growth of travel review sites, business travel leaders and city break specialists have agreed. The commen...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Japan and Nigeria Sign MoU on Transport Infrastructure

The Minister of transport in Nigeria has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with Japan’s State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Tsukasa ...

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