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Nigeria Enforces Ban on Inter-State Travels over Covid-19

Nigeria Enforces Ban on Inter-State Travels over Covid-19

TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE HON MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY, 26MARCH 2020Good afternoon gentlemen, and welcome to this press conference, called to update you on the measur...

3.   However, we are determined to be more aggressive in enforcing the measures aimed at containing the spread of the virus, such as:- Social distancing- Contact t...

COVID-19: FTAN Embarks on Sensitization Visits to Tourism Facilities in Nigeria

COVID-19: FTAN Embarks on Sensitization Visits to Tourism Facilities in Nigeria

The spiraling negative impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria’s hospitality and tourism sectors led the current leadership of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) to embark on sensitization visits to tourism faci...

FTAN President, who spoke with travel and tourism reporters in Abuja, said “the global tourism industry is one of the most adversely affected by this rampaging cor...

COVID-19: Nigeria Announces Travel Ban to Visitors from the World Major Economies

COVID-19: Nigeria Announces Travel Ban to Visitors from the World Major Economies

The Federal Government of Nigeria has issued a travel ban on 13 countries in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha made the announcement at a media briefing on We...

The affected countries are the United State of America, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Iran, Switzerland, Norway, Netherland, France, South Korea, Germany, Ital...

The USA to Partner Osun State for Tourism Development

The USA to Partner Osun State for Tourism Development

United States of America, through its consulate in Lagos, has expressed its readiness to partner Osun Government to develop the state’s tourism sector.US Consular General, Ms Claire Pierangelo, said this on 11th March 2020 when she and her ...

Pierangelo, who was conducted round the groove by the Commissioner for Tourism and Culture, Adebisi Obawale, was marvelled by the trends of cultural displays at th...

Corona Virus: FTAN Confident of Nigeria Health Agencies Containment Measures

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has expressed confidence that Nigeria’s health officials’ effort at containing the Corona Virus would be suc...

AfCFTA and the Impact on African Tourism Development

From June, 2020, when the Coronavirus scourge must have abated, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will become operational, making the continent t...

Nigeria Music Industry Revenue Projected to Hit $86m in 2021 - Lai Muhammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged investors to take advantage of the burgeoning opportunities in the nation's Creative Industry...

1.5 Billion International Tourist Arrivals Were Recorded in 2019 - UNWTO

According to the first comprehensive report on global tourism numbers and trends of the new decade, the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, this represents the ten...

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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

Kenya to Support Tourism in Plateau State with Two Rhinos

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 Kenya to increase the number of animals in the Jos Wild Life Park. ...

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 ensued, but they were followed by dark clouds shadowing the second pi...

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...

NIGERIA TOURISM

Nigeria to Expand Tourism Using Community Museums - Minister

Nigeria to Expand Tourism Using Community Museums - Minister

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish community museums as part of efforts to ensure that local communities benefit from tourism. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the plan o...

Our Administration is Fully Committed to the Promotion of Culture and Tourism - VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says culture and tourism in the new world order are referred to as soft power because of their influence in economic and international relations. Osinbajo said this at the Grand Opening Ceremony of the...

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 Ch...

Nigeria Solicits UNESCO Heritage Sites for Tourism Development

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced plans to enlist more of Nigeria's cultural sites as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Minister stated this during his visit to the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove...

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 ...

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

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 remai...

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...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

NCMM Partners Tech Firm to Digitize Artefacts & Monuments

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...

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...

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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TRANSPORTATION

Nigeria: Customs to Take Over Destination Inspection at Ports

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, on Thursday said 14,000 officers of the service had been trained to take over Destin...

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Egypt Plans to Host 50k Tourists During Africa Cup of Nations 2019

“The Africa Cup of Nations Championship is likely to attract around 50,000 tourists to Egypt in June 2019,” Sports and Youth Minister Ashraf Sobhy affirmed during the hig...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

International Travel to Africa Displays Double-Digit Growth

In the next five months, August – December 2017, there will be 16% fewer airline seats on domestic routes and 9% fewer and on international routes to and from Lagos. LOND...

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