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African Tourism Destinations in the 21st Century

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. The Brookin...

Despite conflicts, changing climate patterns, terrorism, etc., each year nearly one billion people travel internationally. The report further emphasized how global...

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: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
Tagged Under: Nigeria Tourism, FTAN

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has once again charged President Muhammadu Buhari to delineate, prioritize and fund a new Federal Ministry of Tourism in Nigeria. The President of FTAN, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, made this c...

The new Director of Domestic Tourism has just been redeployed from the Federal Ministry of Transport in Abuja. On her maiden meeting with FTAN Council members at t...

Nigerian Airports to Diversify into Non-Aeronautic Services

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, disclosed these t...

Dunoma said other airports around the world were making more money from non-aeronautical sources than aeronautical sources. He said the committee would fashion ou...

Aviation: Nigeria Bans Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 Aircrafts

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, the Kenyan...

Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, disclosed the country’s decision on Wednesday, at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. Th...

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...

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 intern...

Nigeria is the Largest Economy in Africa - PwC Report

On the eve of Nigeria's 2019 national elections, the country has for the second year running being announced as the largest economy in Africa. This appears to be an ...

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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

UNWTO: International Tourists Arrivals Grows to 1.4 bn in 2018

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...

Cultural Tourism Sustains Communities and Living Heritage - UNWTO/UNESCO

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today in Istanbul, T...

African Tourism Board to Launch at WTM London 2018

The African Tourism Board is set to be launched at the World Travel Market on Monday, November 5, 14:00,  Excel London World Travel Market North Gallery Room 4. Already a number of African travel and tourism companies have joined ...

UNWTO Calls for Community Participation in Cultural Tourism Development

Cultural and heritage attractions are key to tourism development in many countries around the world, and innovation and technology can make these attractions more accessible while preserving their essence, the seminar concluded. I...

WTTC Launches Awards Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

Last April the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) led the global tourism industry leaders and stakeholders to champion Sustainable Tourism in the areas of international wildlife preservation and conservation. WTTC's sustain...

NIGERIA TOURISM

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

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...

Lagos State Roll Out 2019 Calendar of Art Events

The Lagos State Government has released the 2019 calendar of arts, culture and entertainment events, an annual listing meant to guide local and foreign tourists as well as journalists and the general public into the rich cultural ...

One Lagos Fiesta - Mr. Ayodeji Omoboye Receives Car Prize

Lagos State Government, earlier this week, presented a brand new Car to the winner of the star prize in 2018 OLF raffle draw, Ayodeji Omoboye, a resident of Igbogbo in Ikorodu at a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts a...

Nigeria Tourism: Minister of Federal Capital Territory Invites Tourists to Abuja

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has called on investors, global tourism and residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to explore the blooming economic green fields of Abuja in 20...

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

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

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...

Ethiopian Crowned Best Airlines in Africa Award, for the 7th Consecutive year

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star global airline has won 2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award for the 7th year in a row from African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The award was ...

Africa: Ethiopia Announced Visa-On-Arrival for African Travelers

Ethiopia has joined the list of growing African countries that have policy of visa-on-arrival for all African travellers. The idea of the African Union Agenda 2050 to unite the continent's peoples. The new travel policy is expecte...

Nigeria Air takes-off in December 2018 - President Buhari

Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, this week at an aviation show in the United Kingdom launched a new national carrier for Nigeria. In a presentation to participants at the event, Hadi Sirika revealed the name, logo and ...

FAAN set to upgrade Security Network at airports with Modern scanners

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has ordered for modern scanners to boost security at airports in the country. The General Manager, Customer Services, FAAN, Mrs Ebele Okoye, disclosed this at the Second Quarter St...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Nigeria: Top 10 Nollywood Movies in 2018

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...

TOURISM: LAGOS SET TO HOST 2017 BEAUTY PAGEANT

Lagos the commercial and busiest city in West Africa, and arguably the busiest in the entire African continent, is set to hold tourism, Art and Culture pageant come September this year. Lagos is known for her business tourism pote...

PECULIAR MARRIAGE PRACTISES IN NIGERIA

Nigeria is blessed with abundant human and natural resource, with its heterogeneous divergence in terms of cultural observance, multi lingual communication, spiritual inclination, vast land mass and fast growing population. Hence,...

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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BUSINESS TOURISM

Proposed NTDC bill ‘vexatious, lacks capacity’ -- ANJET

Travel and tourism writers in the country have described the proposed repealing of the extant Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Act Cap N137 LFN 2004, and e...

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Travel Event News

LAGOS SET TO CELEBRATE WORLD COCONUT DAY

The Lagos State government in collaboration with the African Coconut Heritage Initiatives is set to host the 7th edition of the Coconut Heritage Festival tagged ‘AGUNKEFE...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Nigeria Fashion Trends Find Markets Abroad

Lagos, Nigeria - The roads are empty, the only signs of life are birds chirping and foremen working the courtyards. It is early morning in Lagos' affluent Lekki area, and...

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