On the occasion of the World Tourism Day 2019, the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria has called on Governments in Nigeria, including Federal and States, to diversify the nation's economy by stimulating the development of tourism clusters and tourists destinations across the country. The tourism federation spoke through their President Alhaji Saleh Rabo in Uyo, where he is representing the private sector at the World Tourism Day event organized by the Akwa Ibom State.
The Nigeria Maritime sector recorded tremendous improvement after introduction in 2006 of the Nigerian Port Reform Policy. Yet, with the potential to become one of the nation’s cash cows the sector is still largely underperforming.
The academia, practitioners and stakeholders in the Nigeria Maritime industry gathered on the JF Ade Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos, recently, for the 4th Annual Maritime Conference organised by the Maritime Forum of the University in honour of the Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi.
Newly-appointed Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture in Lagos, Mrs. Shuli Adebolu, will lead a host of top industry personalities, including Founder and President of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, and others for the 2019 edition of the Tourism Seminar organised by the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET).
International tourist arrivals grew 4% from January to June 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly. Growth was led by the Middle East (+8%) and Asia and the Pacific (+6%). International arrivals in Europe grew 4%, while Africa (+3%) and the Americas (+2%) enjoyed more moderate growth.
The looting of shops and the shutdown of several central business districts in several South African cities has unleashed violence and the destruction of property. The normal functioning of several cities has been disturbed by these acts, as public transportation was disturbed and this had a negative impact on employee attendance, destroying value for the public and private sector.
The attacks on foreign nationals and their property are associated with xenophobia and opportunistic acts of crime. These acts of crime and violence are nothing short of being home-grown terrorism, and a form of economic crime.