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Travel Writers Task State Government on Tourism Masterplan and Development Fund

Travel Writers Task State Government on Tourism Masterplan and Development Fund

Written By: Media Partner | Published: September-27-2020 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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In comomeration of this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations across the globe, Chairman of Bayelsa Travel Writers' Corps, Mr Piriye Kiyaramo has called on Bayelsa state government to launch Bayelsa State Culture and Tourism Endowment Fund ...

Mr Kiyaramo described the theme of the 2020 edition of World Tourism Day: “Tourism and Rural Development”, as appropriate, nothing that the unique role that touris...

WTD 2020: We Will Showcase Grassroot Tourist Destinations - DG NIHOTOUR

WTD 2020: We Will Showcase Grassroot Tourist Destinations - DG NIHOTOUR

Message by the Director General of NIHOTOUR on World Tourism Day 2020 Tourism is one of the most transformative socio-economic endeavours in the world today. The industry is responsible for one in ten jobs in the world. Tourism is a leadin...

This year’s theme of the World Tourism Day, which is, “Tourism and Rural Development” is very apt. Its focus is consistent with the mandate of NIHOTOUR and my para...

UNWTO and Google Hosts Tourism Acceleration Program for Africa

UNWTO and Google Hosts Tourism Acceleration Program for Africa

The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when tourism will recover, people are starting to dream again of getaways whether...

Today, ahead of World Tourism Day, we hosted our first UNWTO & Google Tourism Acceleration Program focused on insights from South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. To...

NCAC Holds Cultural Roundtable in Abuja

NCAC Holds Cultural Roundtable in Abuja

Written By: Media Partner | Published: September-22-2020 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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A one day Cultural Roundtable on Morality, Culture and the Nigerian Youth has been organized by National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC). The aim of the program was to address the progressive deterioration of our cultural values and the...

Runsewe stated that while Nigeria had always been known for a rich culture, anchored on the virtues of hardwork, integrity, high public morality, respect for elder...

MARITIME AGENCIES IN NIGERIA TO HARMONIZE THEIR OPERATIONS - MOGHALU

The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Chief Dr. George N. Moghalu has stated that all Maritime Agencies in the country are looking for ...

Nigeria Immigration Service to Treat Travelers Professionally

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has assured that the Service will treat all travelers fairly, under the new visa regime. The Service Spokesperson of NIS, Mr Su...

Lagos to Construct Rail Line to Airport

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has disclosed that the state will develop a rail infrastructure to complement the world-class bus terminal which is und...

We Want to Make Tourism a Sustainable Business in Nigeria – DG, NIHOTOUR

Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, the newly appointed Director General of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), has declared that he is committed to massivel...

Nura Kangiwa Heralds Tourism Capacity Development in NIHOTOUR

Earlier this week, Nigeria's President, Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari appointed new Chief Executive Officers for agencies and parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Inf...

FTAN's Nura Sani Kangiwa Appointed DG of NIHOTOUR

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Chief Executive Officers for nine of the agencies under  the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. ...

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...

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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...

Agenda Setting for the Creative Industry

Agenda Setting for the Creative Industry

Written By: Frank Meke | Published: May-19-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
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As a Cultural tourism development columnist, getting to grab Frontline interventions on everyday happenings in the battered sector...

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GLOBAL TOURISM

ECOWAS Strategize on Common Entry Visa

ECOWAS Strategize on Common Entry Visa

Experts on visa issues drawn from member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), met in Abuja on the deployment of the regional visa otherwise known as ECOVISA. The ECOVISA, according to the ECOWAS Commi...

Fall in Tourism Places Millions of Livelihoods at Risk - UNWTO

The enormous toll of COVID-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data showing the cost up to May was already three times that of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis. As the situation...

Covid-19: Africa's Tourism Sector Loses $55 Billion

The African Union has hinted that tourism destinations in Africa have collectively lost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenue. This was disclosed by the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy, Amani Abo...

Covid-19: UNWTO Adopts Agenda for Africa for Recovery

Member States from across Africa have shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. As with every other global region, African destinations have been hit hard by the restrictions on travel introduced in res...

Covid-19: Nigeria Seeks Tourism 'Marshall Plan' for Africa

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for a 'Marshall Plan' to aid the recovery of the Travel and Tourism Sector in Africa, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the sector very hard....

NIGERIA TOURISM

Low Turn Out at Osun-Osogbo Festival

Low Turn Out at Osun-Osogbo Festival

The grand finale of the annual Osun-Osogbo festival ended on Friday with a low turnout of people to the grove as the annual cultural fiesta was observed in strict compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.The News Agency of Nigeria (...

Lagos State to Stimulate Hospitality & Tourism Development

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved N1 billion seed capital for investment in tourism, as the state is set to drive a new growth in hospitality business. Sanwo-Olu announced the approval of the loan on Wednesday ...

NCAC Launches Drive-in Cultural Show in Jos

Nigeria cultural tourism community witnessed its first successful count down to a post covid 19 new normal engagement with a drive- in artistic experience, held at the open grounds of Sheraton hotels, Abuja on Sunday.The event, sh...

Rare Gorillas Found in Nigeria

Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria’s Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts. ...

National Parks: Red Flag for Serious Attention

In my over twenty five years relationship and coverage of the activities of the Nigerian National Parks service, I am yet to witness such horrendous attacks and developmental dislocation on going through unexpected failures in the...

HOSPITALITY NEWS

Hotel Employees to Down Tools Over Wages

Hotel Employees to Down Tools Over Wages

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other unions in the tourism and hotel industry have rejected the plan by some notable hotels in the country to owe workers’ salaries under the pretext of COVID-19 pandemic. The unions said they a...

Eco-Tourism Operations Suspended in Yankari Game Reserve - General Manager

The Bauchi State Government recently announced the closure of Yankari Game Reserve in order to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus. The State's Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Moddibbo Abdulkadir told the News Agency of Nigeria on...

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 to...

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 successful, and that the Covid-19 scare should not stop leisure and ...

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 ...

AVIATION NEWS

Domestic Airlines Groan Over Financial Incapacity

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 ...

Minister Set-Up Committee for Flight Resumption

Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika Monday said the Nigerian Government has inaugurated the National Air Transport Facilitation Committee to review the guidelines for the reopening of the country’s airports to international flights. ...

No Clear Date for International Air Travel to Nigeria - Officials

The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) stating that it is extending closure of international airspace until October 15 instead of August 19 as previously stated. A source at NCAA, confi...

Nigerian Airlines Lost $2.09bn in April & June - IATA

IATA, in its report, titled, ‘Quarantine measures threaten aviation restart in Africa and the Middle East,’ noted that aviation was the worst-hit sector in Africa and the Middle East with more than 8.6 million jobs at risk. The re...

Nigerian Airlines Seek Govt Intervention Fund

Some stakeholders in aviation industry have appealed to the Federal Government to speed up interventions to revamp the sector which, they say, is hardest hit by the COVID -19 pandemic. They made the call in interviews with the Ne...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

National Theatre: Celebrating Renovation

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...

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...

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

Spearhead Tourism Marketing in Nigeria, Transcorp MD Tells Govt

The Managing Director/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo has advised the relevant ministries and agencies of government at the federal and state levels to ...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

NTDC Indicted for Unauthorized Spending and Failing to Remit Funds

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) failed to return its unspent balance of N8.6 million at the end of the 2016 fiscal year to the Consolidated Revenue Fu...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Nigeria’s IRS Airlines Signs MoU With Turkish Airlines

 IRS Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Turkish Airlines as part of its expansion programme and to ensure professionalism and quality service ar...

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