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Report: Air Travel Remained Inaccessible to Most African Citizens

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 remained inacce...

According to the report, many African citizens did not frequently travel as it was too expensive, stressful and unsafe. Difficulty getting visas, flight routes, la...

Imo State Introduces New Tourism & Hotel Tax

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 Chief Press ...

In explaining further the purpose for which the Hotel tax law was signed into law, he said: “The Imo State Hotel and Occupancy and Restaurant Consumption Tax, law...

Britain to Return a Stolen Nigerian Pre-Colonial Art Work

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 nation's l...

However, he called the decision to return the statue a "drop in the ocean" considering that hundreds of Benin Bronze pieces were taken after Benin City was occupie...

Record Number of Nigerians Deported in 2018

Record Number of Nigerians Deported in 2018

The latest Nigerian migration report released by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has it that no fewer than 17,616 Nigerians were deported back to the country, from across the world in 2018. Also, 22,889 foreign nationals were denied e...

According to the Service, 339 Nigerians got repatriated from across the globe, with 33 cases of stowaways recorded.The Federal Government granted asylum to 15,458...

NTIFE Communique: FTAN Demands Partnership with Government for Tourism Development

On the culmination of the Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE) 2019, held on the 19th & 20th November 2019 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, org...

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 Ke...

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 ensu...

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 vir...

EDITOR'S PICK

Nigeria Tourism Master Plan 2005: Our Editorial Review & Recommendations

Nigeria Tourism Master Plan 2005: Our Editorial Review & Recommendations

Written By: Prislla Joseph | Published: June-13-2019 | Category: EDITORIAL
Tagged Under: Nigeria Tourism, culture

A Tourism master plan is important to the development of the Tourism sector. Especially, in Nigeria where the Tourism sector has b...

Editorial: Calls for a Federal Ministry of Tourism in Nigeria

Editorial: Calls for a Federal Ministry of Tourism in Nigeria

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: May-11-2019 | Category: EDITORIAL
Tagged Under: Nigeria Tourism, cultural tourism, UNWTO/CAF

I hope the jury is not closed on the need for a Federal Ministry of Tourism in Nigeria? Personally, I believe there are several l...

FTAN Calls on Buhari to Delineate and fund a New Tourism Ministry

FTAN Calls on Buhari to Delineate and fund a New Tourism Ministry

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: March-19-2019 | Category: EDITORIAL
Tagged Under: Nigeria Tourism, FTAN

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has once again charged President Muhammadu Buhari to delineate, prioritiz...

Nigeria Tourism: 3 Tough Challenges and 5 Solutions

Nigeria Tourism: 3 Tough Challenges and 5 Solutions

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: December-19-2017 | Category: EDITORIAL
Tagged Under: Nigeria Tourism, FTAN, cultural tourism

It is stale news that Nigeria's tourism industry is grossly under-developed, no thanks to successive governments economic misadven...

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GLOBAL TOURISM

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...

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 ...

NIGERIA TOURISM

The Ogbunike Caves, Nature's World Wonder in Nigeria!

The Ogbunike Caves, Nature's World Wonder in Nigeria!

The tourism in Nigeria is largely embryonic. This means most of the tourist sites are still in their original nature, with little or no enrichment to transform the sites into tourist attractions and profitable destinations. Accord...

WCS Install Tracking Devices on Elephants in Yankari

To reinforce the ongoing protection efforts in Yankari Game Reserve, conservationists have fitted six elephants with GPS/Satellite Collars to help provide real-time tracking of elephant herds. Country Director, Nigeria Programme, ...

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 ...

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 charged indigenes of the state and those in the diaspora to collab...

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 government fails to adequately address the issue of insecurity in the co...

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

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

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...

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...

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

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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BUSINESS TOURISM

Tourism association plans investors forum to promote local tourism destinations

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) said it was set to hold an investors forum to find ways of promoting local tourism destinations. Mr Tomi Akingbog...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Nigeria Culture & Tourism Ministry Generated only 500 Thousand Naira in 2017

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said the Culture and Tourism Sectors have recorded gross shortfall in revenue generation in 2017. Mohamme...

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TRANSPORTATION

Nigeria’s $7bn shipping Industry is in Doldrums

The maritime industry in Nigeria is very green and vast. With its long coastline, unique location, large oil and gas deposit, large and growing population, among others, ...

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