Items filtered by date: July 2020

The enormous toll of COVID-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data showing the cost up to May was already three times that of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis. As the situation continues to evolve, the United Nations specialized agency has provided the first comprehensive insight into the impact of the pandemic, both in tourist numbers and lost revenues, ahead of the upcoming release of up-to-date information on travel restrictions worldwide.

Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika Monday said the Nigerian Government has inaugurated the National Air Transport Facilitation Committee to review the guidelines for the reopening of the country’s airports to international flights.

Sirika, while speaking at the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 briefing in Abuja, highlighted members of the committee to include officials from ministries of Aviation, Foreign Affairs, Health, the Interior, Culture and Tourism and

Published in AVIATION TRENDS

She has the eyes and strength of an eagle. Sarat Braimah is focused and makes no pretences of leaving legacies. To her, the transformation of National Inland Waterways Authority (Niwa), Lagos area office where she is the area manager is not just a job, it is passion, dream of restoration and opportunity to showcase to Nigerians that the brown economy is a gold mine.

Driven to the fullest potentials by her boss, Dr George Moghalu, sarat Braimah wakes up each day with eyes clearly set for tomorrow and oblivious to yesterday's testimonials. Lagos is Africa's fifth biggest economy, with a population of 22million people boxed in a tiny land mass, surrendered by over 50 littoral communities, making movement of persons, goods and services a difficult task.

Published in OPINIONS
In  a strategic response to the partial closure of the iconic third mainland bridge for repairs in Lagos, the National Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) has deployed forty-feet floating jetties to help bring water transportation services close to commuters through out the six months repairs duration of the bridge.
 
The floating jetties are  to compliment the flagging off  of four brand new water transportation routes located at  Adekunle, under the third mainland bridge outward oworoshonki from Yaba, another at  Lekki phase one by NIWA police post, Oyingbo and at  Oworoshonki, in bound the island.
Published in PRESS

Every avid Nigerian traveller or globetrotter has one time or the other been referred to as Ajala by their friends, families or acquaintances. Most even use the designation in their pseudo names; names like Ajalabug, Wondering Ajala, Ajalaman, The travelling Ajala. This vocabulary that has become so familiar and part of the Nigerian travel lingua still has little or less known about the origin of its name.

Published in OPINIONS

The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) stating that it is extending closure of international airspace until October 15 instead of August 19 as previously stated. A source at NCAA, confirmed this development in a telephone interview with a news media organization, not Nigeria Travel DigestThe source said international airports would remain closed until October.

Published in AVIATION TRENDS
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 00:00

National Theatre: Celebrating Renovation

Nigeria's iconic National Theatre is a dead end. It was never in doubt and if you disagree, there is a free offer of a tour. That's by the side. What actually benumbing is the many lies that camouflage the "take over, I hand over" situation of government facilities and infrastructure. The case of the National Theatre certainly captures the Nigerian failed efforts in maintenance culture.

Sadly, it has become an act, a deceptive creative mental methodology, usually phrased to provide bread and butter for the "boys". Those posted to the National Theatre were usually on a mission to make the place worse and encased in darkness.

Published in ENTERTAINMENT
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 00:00

NCAC Launches Drive-in Cultural Show in Jos

Nigeria cultural tourism community witnessed its first successful count down to a post covid 19 new normal engagement with a drive- in artistic experience, held at the open grounds of Sheraton hotels, Abuja on Sunday.

The event, shoveled with very tight security, social distancing and a must wear mask protocols, ushered in selected car owners strategically connected to a special program frequency for sound, dedicated pavilions and over forty visitors convenience.

Published in LEISURE TOURISM
Monday, 13 July 2020 00:00

UK Denies Air Peace Operational Right

The Nigerian Federal Government said it will review its air agreements with various countries as a result of the unacceptable treatment of Nigerian carriers by the UK.

A Nigerian Air Peace airline flight deployed to evacuate stranded Nigerians in the UK has been denied landing rights. A statement released by the Nigerian high commission in London on Sunday. The evacuation flights from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos will now depart on Tuesday, July 14 on a partner airline.

Published in TRANSPORTATION
Friday, 10 July 2020 00:00

Rare Gorillas Found in Nigeria

Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria’s Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to be extinct is reproducing amid protection efforts.

Published in LEISURE TOURISM
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