Items filtered by date: July 2018

Three different sources with access to data from the Cuban tourism industry have reported that 68,000 Americans, without including those of Cuban origin traveling for family visits, arrived in the island in June, a 5% increase compared to the same month of the previous year.

Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

The Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole made this known in Lagos. He said the aircraft was purchased through lease with a facility from FirstBank of Nigeria Limited.

Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, this week at an aviation show in the United Kingdom launched a new national carrier for Nigeria. In a presentation to participants at the event, Hadi Sirika revealed the name, logo and slogan of the airline.

Published in AVIATION TRENDS

Every year, Accra Weizo holds in Ghana as a forum to promote seamless travel in West Africa.  For this year’s event, the Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA), in collaboration with the organizers of Weizo, arranged a 3-day familiarization tour for delegates to Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta Regions. On June 19, 2018 a team of Travel Writers from Nigeria, left Lagos by road in a chartered bus operated by ABC Transport en route to Ho, capital city of the Volta Region. After an 8-hour journey, we arrived Ho, and checked into Chances Hotel.

Published in LEISURE TOURISM

This is coming against the backdrop of a directive by the President to have a single window platform that will integrate all government agencies at all the entry points into the country to promote trade and boost security.

Published in LEISURE TOURISM

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018).

Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

The President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Alhaji Saleh Rabo has said that FTAN decided to wade in and settle the disagreement among members of the National Association of Tour Operators (NATOP)  because of the importance of tour operators to the growth and development of tourism in Nigeria. He said the industry cannot develop under such acrimonious atmosphere, hence the decision by him and stakeholders in the tourism industry to call the warring parties to a peace meeting and resolve the crises.

Published in LEISURE TOURISM

In most cases, young Chinese tourists in Switzerland are not planning and booking their trips via local tour operators, but rather through online portals such as “Fliggy Shop".

Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) the umbrella body for Nigeria’s private sector tourism business practitioners, just held their 21st Annual Gemerald Meeting in Abuja on July 11, 2018. At the event,  the president of FTAN insisted that the government should consider the establishment of Tourism Police at major tourist destinations in Nigeria.

Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has ordered for modern scanners to boost security at airports in the country.

The General Manager, Customer Services, FAAN, Mrs Ebele Okoye, disclosed this at the Second Quarter Stakeholders Forum held at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Tuesday.

Published in AVIATION TRENDS
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