Nigeria Presidential Aspirant Promises to Develop Tourism Sector

Written by  |  Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

A presidential aspirant in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has revealed his plans to boost the tourism and culture sectors in Nigeria.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in his recently released policy document, the former Vice President proposed to enlist the help of private sector in transforming the sectors into major earners for the country. The document noted the challenges of the culture and tourism sectors in Nigeria which include inadequate promotion of local culture,

Nigeria's Visa-on-Arrival Policy Boosts Tourism - Minister

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 October 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM
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 the assertion in Abuja on Monday, when he received members of the Latin America Motorcyclists Association (LAMA), who are in Nigeria for a tour of heritage sites and other tourist attractions in the country.

Nigeria Rail Passenger Numbers Declines - NBS

Written by  |  Friday, 05 October 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

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 to 748,345 passengers recorded in the preceding quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has stated. 

Japan and Nigeria Sign MoU on Transport Infrastructure

Written by  |  Sunday, 16 September 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

The Minister of transport in Nigeria has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with Japan’s State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Tsukasa Akimoto at the Federal Ministry of Transportation HQ, Abuja. 

Large Data Applications are Effective for the Tourism Industry

Written by  |  Wednesday, 05 September 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

Just by measuring the huge amount of information that travelers have left around the internet about their likings, habits and preferences the sector can personalize services and adapt to the demand.

Airline and DHL Partner for Cargo Logistics in Africa

Written by  |  Friday, 03 August 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

The company will be based in Ethiopia and do business in the entire continent of Africa, enhancing Ethiopia’s logistics infrastructure and connections.

Medview Airlifted 320 Pilgrims to Mecca

Written by  |  Friday, 03 August 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

A statement from the airline indicated that it is scheduled to airlift no fewer than 2001 passengers from Lagos alone and has a total of 10,000 pilgrims out of the 95,0000 Nigerian pilgrims billed to go to the Holy Land of Mecca this year.

West Africa and Travellers’ Ordeals Across Borders

Written by  |  Thursday, 02 August 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM


The desire of people in West Africa is to commute with ease from one part of the coast to the other, for business or leisure. And the founding fathers in the region endorsed this by embarking on different integration schemes to foster cooperation and development among member states; the most important among all being the Free Movement Protocol. In May 1979, ECOWAS member States adopted their first protocol relating to the Free Movement of Persons, Residence and Establishment.

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