Items filtered by date: November 2018

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star global airline has won 2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award for the 7th year in a row from African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The award was given on November 27, 2018 in recognition of its exceptional financial performance at the 50th high profile African Airline Association Annual General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco.

Regarding the award, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are thrilled to win this prestigious award. In the last seven years we have been coming to AFRAA annual general assembly and receiving this continental high-profile award every single year. We sincerely thank AFRAA

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The African Director, Moroccan National Tourism Office, Jalal Imani, has called for collaboration between his country and Nigeria to promote tourism in Africa.

He made the call in Marrakech during a familiarisation trip organised by his agency. 

According to Imani, such collaboration, besides its economic benefits, will promote regional peace and unity, transfer of cultural heritage and further boost bilateral relations between the two countries. 

Published in LEISURE TOURISM

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) held her annual Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE) on November 21st and 22nd 2018, at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, where the President of the Federation, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, called on both the Federal and State Governments to come up with a national policy on Cultural Tourism to make Nigeria a leading African tourist destination.

In his welcome address at the event, Alhaji Rabo said, “FTAN calls on the federal government, through the Ministry of

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The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) held her annual Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE) on November 21st and 22nd 2018, at Sheraton Hotel Abuja, where the President of the Federation, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, called on both the Federal and State Governments to analytically look at the Nigeria’s tourism map and build motorable roads leading to and from tourist destinations.

Published in LEISURE TOURISM
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 order to optimally harness the country’s tourism potentials.
 
The Minister disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday when he declared open the Fourth Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition, organized by the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN). “Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to
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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,

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Cultural and heritage attractions are key to tourism development in many countries around the world, and innovation and technology can make these attractions more accessible while preserving their essence, the seminar concluded. It also stressed that innovation and technology should empower, rather than disenfranchise, host populations and communities and can assist them in retaining their authenticity, while cultural heritage development and preservation should be a part of local and national plans for socioeconomic development through tourism and technology.

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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 significantly increase the number of African tourist arrivals to Ethiopia. The process of Ethiopia's Visa-On-Arrival for all Africans include online visa application facility.  Ethiopia, hosts the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, last week announced at the AU headquarters that the Visa-On-Arrival policy takes effect from November 1st 2018.

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