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UNWTO: General Assembly Meets on Tourism for Transformation

UNWTO: General Assembly Meets on Tourism for Transformation

Written By: Media Partner | Published: May-04-2022 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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As the first ever UNWTO Secretary-General to address the UN General Assembly, Zurab Pololikashvili stressed that “now is the time to build resilient and peaceful societies and tourism can help make this happen! Tourism is a leading provider...

Joining Secretary-General Pololikashvili in opening the session were the President of the General Assembly and UN Deputy Secretary-General and UNSDG Chair Amina J....

FTAN President Calls for Resuscitation of Presidential Council on Tourism

FTAN President Calls for Resuscitation of Presidential Council on Tourism

The president of Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung has charged the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari to reinstitute the presidential Council on Tourism to stimulate the States apparatus to dr...

Onung who gave the remarks at the opening of the 5th edition of the National Tourism and Transportation Summit and Expo at the Abuja International Conference Centr...

UNWTO: Nigeria to Host Global Tourism Conference on Culture and the Creative Industry

UNWTO: Nigeria to Host Global Tourism Conference on Culture and the Creative Industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that the 1st Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry, to be held in Lagos 14-17 November 2022, will be a trailblazing event. ...

The Minister gave the assurance in Madrid on Tuesday when he signed the hosting agreement for the event with the Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organiza...

AfCFTA: 5th National Tourism Transport Summit Holds in Abuja

AfCFTA: 5th National Tourism Transport Summit Holds in Abuja

Written By: Media Partner | Published: April-19-2022 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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The National Tourism Transport Summit and Expo, a tourism and transportation industry combined event of the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN), the fifth edition in the series of the program, comes up on Monday 25th to Tu...

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FTAN and SON Engage Lagos State on Hotel Grading

In furtherance of its collaborative effort to sanitise and ensure international best practice in the hotel industry, the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria...

AfCFTA and Effects on E-commerce

The current nature of international relations, which is marked by a surge in diverse (economic, political and socio-cultural) crises, demanding the mobilization of j...

Service of Song for late ex-ANJET President Elder Emeka Anokwuru

It was a solemn occasion as family members, friends and colleagues gather for a service of song in honour of former president of the Association of Nigerian Journali...

NIHOTOUR Nigeria to Host Sustainable Gastronomy Day in Abuja

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) is gearing up for a successful hosting of the United Nations World Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2022, the...

Tourism Grew by 4% in 2021 - UNWTO

Global tourism experienced a 4% upturn in 2021, compared to 2020 (415 million versus 400 million). However, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) were ...

FTAN to Re-engage Government on Tourism Development

The National President, Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung has assured the federation's commitment and focus to continue to enga...

Lowly Ranking for Nigeria in Global Passport Index

Nigeria is sharing the 103rd position with Ethiopia in the 2021 Henley Passport Index. A Nigerian passport, according to the report only guarantees visa-free access ...

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Nura Kangiwa - a Quintessential Tourism Administrator

Nura Kangiwa - a Quintessential Tourism Administrator

Out of the blues, on the 26th of August 2020, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation issued a press statement announcin...

Get Paid When Your Flight Gets Delayed - Africlaim

Get Paid When Your Flight Gets Delayed - Africlaim

Written By: Other Media | Published: September-12-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
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Africlaim was an idea conceived out of the sheer frustration of seeing African air passengers being unfairly treated by foreign ai...

Sarat Lara Braimah: Making Roads Out of Water

Sarat Lara Braimah: Making Roads Out of Water

Written By: Frank Meke | Published: July-27-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
Tagged Under: Lagos State, Third Mainland Bridge, NIWA

She has the eyes and strength of an eagle. Sarat Braimah is focused and makes no pretences of leaving legacies. To her, the transf...

True Story of Nigeria's 'Ajala' - the Global Traveller

True Story of Nigeria's 'Ajala' - the Global Traveller

Every avid Nigerian traveller or globetrotter has one time or the other been referred to as Ajala by their friends, families or ac...

Culture: Telling Buhari Story in Five Years

Culture: Telling Buhari Story in Five Years

Written By: Frank Meke | Published: June-01-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
Tagged Under: Nigeria Tourism, Segun Runsewe

To the Nigerian tourism community, President Mohammadu Buhari certainly did not factor Culture and Tourism in his game plan to rev...

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GLOBAL TOURISM

UNWTO Announce 2021 Global Best Tourism Villages

UNWTO Announce 2021 Global Best Tourism Villages

The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO initiative was launched to advance the role of tourism in safeguarding rural villages, along with their landscapes, natural and cultural diversity, and their local values and activities, includin...

Covid-19: UNWTO Solicits Leadership Plan for Global Tourism Recovery

Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have strongly aligned themselves behind its leadership and vision for the sector. Coming together for the 24th General Assembly in Madrid, Spain, Members from every global re...

NIHOTOUR Hosts Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2021

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called for concerted efforts at improving the Nigerian food and cuisine production processes without compromising the ability of future generations to access quality...

FTAN President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, Passed Away.

Alhaji Rabo Saleh Kareem, the National President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) passed away early morning yesterday in his Abuja residence, after a protracted illness. The immediate family of Alhaji Ra...

Maiden 'Africa Tourism Day' Set for November 26, 2020

The maiden Africa Tourism Day will be held virtually on the 26th of Novemver 2020. The Africa Tourism Day is a newly created annual event which will be hosted rotationally amongst African countries or group of countries. The Afric...

NIGERIA TOURISM

NIHOTOUR & Eureka Start Tourism Management eLearning in Nigeria

NIHOTOUR & Eureka Start Tourism Management eLearning in Nigeria

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has commenced eLearning programmes in partnership with the Eureka Consortium, an international education initiative with support from the European Union. NIHOTOUR’s eLe...

NIHOTOUR Conducts Tour Guide Training in Birnin Kebbi

The Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (Kakakin Kebbi) has commended the foresight of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) for embedding skill acquisition training in tour guiding as ...

Kangiwa Promises to Partner With NATOP on Training

The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura S Kangiwa has stressed the importance of training and knowledge-based skills as the bedrock for professional conduct of any given t...

Nigeria National Park to Diversify into Domestic Tourism

The Federal Government is contemplating partial commercialisation of existing national parks in the country. The parks penciled down for the exercise are Kainji Lake, Cross River, and Gashaka Gumti National Parks. Already, discuss...

Nigerian Government to Accord Tourism Prime Position in Economic Recovery Plans

The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has reiterated its resolve to ensure that tourism is given a prime place in the economic plans of the administration to revitalize the economic in the post covid-19 economic pl...

HOSPITALITY NEWS

Nigeria Presidency Affirms NIHOTOUR's Role in Tourism Development

Nigeria Presidency Affirms NIHOTOUR's Role in Tourism Development

Yesterday, Wednesday 19th of May 2021, the Vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in a speech delivered at the opening ceremony of Marriot's new 250 rooms state-of-the-art hotel in Ikeja Lagos reaffirmed the role of N...

NIHOTOUR Closes Kano School Over Banditry

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has directed the immediate closure of Bagauda zonal campus in Kano over “possible attacks by insurgents”. Nura Kangiwa, director-general of NIHOTOUR, gave the directive...

Tourism Minister Commiserates with FTAN

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has sympatised with the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) in his condolence message to the acting president, Mr. Nkeurewm Onung on the death of the as...

The Impact of Covid-19 on Nigeria Tourism Industry

The declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic in January led to international travel restrictions, national travel bans and sub-national lockdowns, leading to massive cancellations of tourism and hospitality services, in destin...

We'll Provide World Class Training to Fast-Track Tourism Development in Nigeria - DG NIHOTOUR

(The newly appointed Director General of NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, recently granted an exclusive interview to Justina Uzu of ThisDay Newspapers. In this no-holds-barred interview, the quintessential Director General reve...

AVIATION NEWS

Omicron: UK Lifts Latest Africa Travel Ban

Omicron: UK Lifts Latest Africa Travel Ban

The government of the United Kingdom has announced that all 11 countries will be removed from the UK's travel red list from 4am on Wednesday. Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South ...

Omicron: Nigeria Ban's Flights from UK, Canada and Saudi Arabia

With effect from Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Federal Government will restrict airlines coming from Canada, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia into Nigeria. Minister of Aviation, Capt. Hadi Sirika, announced the decision on Sunday in Lagos...

FTAN Boss Commends NANTA’s effort On Eminent People Awards

The National President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung, has described the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) as one of the major threshold on which tourism in Nigeri...

Nigeria National Carrier Set For First Quarter of 2022

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced that the new national carrier is expected to commence operation by the first quarter of 2022. Sirika disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing State House correspondents afte...

Domestic Airlines Groan Over Financial Incapacity

The plight of local airlines has taken a turn for the worse as more become insolvent, struggling to meet financial obligations. The fate of the beleaguered operators is not helped by the Federal Government’s alleged withdrawal of ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Minister Pledges To Implement Creative Industry Report

Minister Pledges To Implement Creative Industry Report

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has received the report of the Implementation Committee for Post-COVID-19 Initiatives Committee on the Creative Industry, with a pledge to implement the recommendations...

National Theatre: Celebrating Renovation

Nigeria's iconic National Theatre is a dead end. It was never in doubt and if you disagree, there is a free offer of a tour. That's by the side. What actually benumbing is the many lies that camouflage the "take over, I hand over"...

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...

SPORTS NEWS

4th Argungu Polo Tournament to Hold in September in 2021

4th Argungu Polo Tournament to Hold in September in 2021

The Organizing Committee of Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fete just announced the hosting of this year's Fete in Argungu, Kebbi State, Nigeria. The crowd pulling cultural tourism Fete will hold for 4 days in September, from.

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....

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Guyana should be seeking visa-free agreements with leading African countries

Africa again has caught the attention of hungry investors from China, India, Brazil, Arabia and Turkey. More and more countries are becoming politically and economically ...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Stakeholders Laud Runsewe on Creative Industry Sub-Committees

The all inclusive and broad composition of sub Committees on the implementation of creative industry intervention by otunba segun Runsewe, has attracted commendation from...

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Afro Tourism Expo 2015: Raising Nigeria’s Earning with Proper Tourism Administration

Tourism, no doubt, is an industry with enormous potential that can be used to generate revenue, create employment, increase foreign exchange earnings and alleviate povert...

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