The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Kangiwa has reiterated the importance of professional competence and certification in the effective handling of Hajj operations for Nigerian pilgrims as one of the conditional requirements by Authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) in Delta state has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over his deal with Abuja Boat Club to upgrade and revitalise the Lander Brothers Anchorage, being a historical monument, which flanks the of bank River Niger in Asaba, Delta state.
Reacting to a recent Delta State Executive Council decision on anchorage, Delta State Coordinator of FTAN, Mrs Evelyn Gbesoko, described the governor’s move to upgrade the historic tourist site to an international tourism and relaxation centre as a step in the right direction, noting that the move will go a long way to boost the governor’s job creation drive, just as it will increase tourists' traffic to the Delta State in the long run.
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 and tourism masterplan to drive the development and promotion of the tourism sector in the state, saying that "tourism is a catalyst that could be used to drive the local economy with a view to achieving the goals of sustainable peace and job creation".
Alhaji Nura Kangiwa, the newly appointed Director General of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), has declared that he is committed to massively increase the training capacity of the Institute to achieve Sustainable Tourism development in Nigeria. He made the revelation earlier today, September 1st 2020, in a meeting with a section of NIHOTOUR management team at their headquarters in Abuja.
The all inclusive and broad composition of sub Committees on the implementation of creative industry intervention by otunba segun Runsewe, has attracted commendation from stakeholders in the industry. Otunba segun Runsewe Director General National Council for Arts Culture ( NCAC) who is the chairman of central implementation Committee for creative industry inaugurated by Tourism minister lai Mohammed barely few weeks ago, rolled out a comprehensive list of sub Committees to capture the the entire gamut of the sector, with intent to address the needs and expectations of the players.
The Touristry Consultants Forum (TCF) held their 2nd Biennial General Meeting on Wednesday 1st July, 2020 via a Zoom Meeting. The theme centered on “Harnessing Potentials of Tourism for Nigeria’s Post Covid-19 recovery”. The welcome address was given by the Chairman Board of Trustees, TCF, Alhaji Aminu Agoha.
The Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN), has urged the Federal Government to strengthen policies that would transform the country into a world-class tourist hub.
Sen. Eze Ajoku, President of the coalition made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, on Sunday in Abuja, in reaction to the increasing emigration of Nigerians to Dubai for tourism.
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