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

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 expected to signi...

Other notable African countries that have policy of Visa-On-Arrival for Africans include Rwanda in East Africa and Ghana in West Africa. Speaking at the Visa-On-A...

African Tourism Board to Launch at WTM London 2018

African Tourism Board to Launch at WTM London 2018

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: October-29-2018 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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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 the ATB in...

ICTP Chairman, Mr. Juergen Steinmetz, will explain his vision for the African Tourism Board and the upcoming launch. He will introduce the current ATB Steering Com...

NIGERIA'S VISA-ON-ARRIVAL POLICY BOOSTS TOURISM - MINISTER

NIGERIA'S VISA-ON-ARRIVAL POLICY BOOSTS TOURISM - MINISTER

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government's Visa-On-Arrival Policy has started yieldingfruits, especially in the tourism sector which has been boosted by the policy.   The Minister made ...

''All our visitors here today got visa on arrival. That shows that the Federal Government's visa-on-arrival policy is working,'' he said.   Alhaji Mohammed said...

WTTC Launches Awards Against Illegal Wildlife Trade

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 sustained campaig...

Further to, in the bid to halt the over $23 billion illegal wildlife trade, the WTTC and WWF on 11 October 2018, hosted another international conference to raise e...

Africa: Measuring the Impact of Tourism on Regional Economies

In compliance and activation of a United Nations mandate, one of her specialized agencies, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has since 2017 held several worksho...

Nigeria Rail Passenger Numbers Declines - NBS

The total number of passengers who travelled by rail transportation dropped by -2.41 per cent to 730,289 passengers in the second quarter of the year (Q2) compared t...

US Embassy in Nigeria Funds Rock Arts Preservation

The United States of America has continued to show its appreciation and support of Nigeria's rich cultural heritage and tourism assets. This is contrary to the popul...

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 i...

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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

Google Introduced a Travel Trends Tool

Google Introduced a Travel Trends Tool

Google announces the launch of a new online tool that now allows users to track air fares according to the time of booking. ...

Africa: British Prime Minister Concludes Tour

British Prime Minister Theresa May has concluded her tour in Africa with new hopes to see more Britons visiting this continent, rich with wildlife, historical sites, and diversified cultures. ...

The challenge of 'Over-Tourism' at Popular Destinations

Today, there are no longer only travel wish lists, but also so-called “not-to-go lists”. Since many places are so seasonally overloaded, we call it over-tourism. ...

Decline in Tourism Revenues a Blow to Cuba

Three different sources with access to data from the Cuban tourism industry have reported that 68,000 Americans, without including those of Cuban origin traveling for family visits, arrived in the island in June, a 5% increase com...

UNWTO: World Tourism Day 2018 Focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary (27 Septe...

NIGERIA TOURISM

Olojo Festival Symbolises the First Day of Creation - Ooni of IFE

Olojo Festival Symbolises the First Day of Creation - Ooni of IFE

The Olojo Festival is a culture festival in the calendar of the Ile-Ife, Osun State which is located in the Southwestern part of Nigeria. It is the celebration of the remembrance of “Ogun”, god of Iron, who is believed to be the f...

International Tourism Grew by 7% in 2017 - UNWTO

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in ...

Ghana Fam Trip: the Frills and Thrills of a Tourist

Every year, Accra Weizo holds in Ghana as a forum to promote seamless travel in West Africa.  For this year’s event, the Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA), in collaboration with the organizers of Weizo, arranged a 3-day familiarization...

Single Window Platform Integrates Security Agencies at Entry Points into Nigeria - President Buhari

This is coming against the backdrop of a directive by the President to have a single window platform that will integrate all government agencies at all the entry points into the country to promote trade and boost security. ...

Why We Waded in and Resolved NATOP Crisis - FTAN President

The President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Alhaji Saleh Rabo has said that FTAN decided to wade in and settle the disagreement among members of the National Association of Tour Operators (NATOP)  be...

HOSPITALITY NEWS

SHERATON Lagos Hotel to Host FEMI KUTI in a Live Concert

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...

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY OFFER FITNESS SERVICES TO CUSTOMERS

What keep businesses ahead of others in a stiff and competitive market is innovation, meaning doing things in a different way.  Most Hotels nowadays are gradually inculcating the idea of fitness centres in their premises to meet t...

AVIATION NEWS

Nigeria Air takes-off in December 2018 - President Buhari

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...

Airlines VAT suspension policy went Public

Airlines operators, who though lauded the gesture, saw the development as more of compensation to the airlines that are over burdened by multiple charges, than gains to the passengers that have “usually been flying lowcost”. ...

Air Peace Strengthen Equality and Promotion of Nigerian Women in Aviation

Air Peace, yesterday, launched an all-female flights on the Lagos-Abuja, Abuja-Owerri, Owerri-Abuja and Abuja-Lagos routes. ...

Air Peace Set to Operate Flights to Makurdi in Benue State

Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace, has signed a deal with the Benue State government to operate flights to the state capital, Makurdi in a few weeks’ time. ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Canadian-Nigerian Film-Maker Wins Film Contest

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,...

THE UNIQUENESS OF ANCIENT KANO EMIRATE

THE UNIQUENESS OF ANCIENT KANO EMIRATE Kano Emirate (State) is a state located in Northern Nigeria. Created on May 27, 1967 from part of the Northern Region, Kano state borders Katsina State to the north-west, Jigawa State to th...

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

Africa Open Sky: Namibia Airline Debuts in Nigeria

For Air Namibia Spokesman, Paul Nakawa, the first departure of Air Namibia to Accra from Lagos, Nigeria on June 29, 2018 was a major milestone for the airline. ...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Afro Tourism Expo 2014 successfully holds in Abuja Nigeria

Last week September 17 and 18, 2014 witnessed the colorful outing of Africa’s tourism and hospitality industry stakeholders, professional groups and destination managers ...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Nigeria Customs seizes goods worth N8.5bn

The Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) seized goods valued at N8.5 billion, which entered into the country through illegal sources in 2013, an official publication of the serv...

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