Strong growth in outbound travel from many source markets around the world fuelled revenues from international tourism to reach a total USD 1.7 trillion. This accounts for 29% of global service exports and 7% of overall exports of goods and services. These figures consolidate international tourism among the top five economic sectors in the world, behind chemical manufacturing and the fuel industry but ahead of the food and automotive industries.
Some of the most important global sea lanes pass the continent of Africa. Major routes navigate the Cape of Good Hope between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, through the Red Sea and east-west through the Mediterranean Sea. Although Africa’s own maritime transport sector remains relatively undeveloped, more than 90 percent of all imports and exports in Africa are facilitated by sea through ports along the coast. Africa is also home to one of the world’s largest shipping registries. The Liberian Registry covers 11 percent of the world’s oceangoing fleet.
Projected growth in tourism traffic into Africa has exposed the need for regional integration that will assist to effectively position African products on the international market.
This is the sentiment agreed by African nations who participated at the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany.
Africa is pushing to maximise its visibility on the international arena and events such as the ITB provide a critical plinth to effectively market the continent’s products.
“The Africa Cup of Nations Championship is likely to attract around 50,000 tourists to Egypt in June 2019,” Sports and Youth Minister Ashraf Sobhy affirmed during the higher meeting in charge of the organization of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019.
Believed to be followed by almost 2.1 billion people all over the world, Sobhy referred to the championship’s foremost eminence economically and sportively. Still, Sobhy asserted the big event’s key role in reviving Egyptian tourism.
More Nigerian filmmakers are pushing boundaries when it comes to content creation and distribution. In 2018, several films showcased at international platforms such as the Toronto Film Festival. As we applaud the strides made, here are the top Nigerian movies 2018.
Here are the best Nigerian films 2018 that you must watch.
The maritime industry in Nigeria is very green and vast. With its long coastline, unique location, large oil and gas deposit, large and growing population, among others, Nigeria is well-positioned to transform its ports into attractive destinations for both regional and globaltrade.
The maritime sector provides vast window of business opportunities in several related activities that offer commensurate returns on investments to the potential investors.
After India is Nigeria the next nation to look out for? By Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth,London,England
There are strange developments between Nigeria and India. India has a population of 1.36 Billion and the Nigerian Leader being the head of the worlds most populous black Nation is regarded as a torch bearer bearer of 1.2 Billion Blacks world wide and 1.2 billion Africans. Nigeria has the second fastest growing population after India.
Pandit Nehru was born November 14 1889 and the Next day, November 15 1889 saw the birth of Ooni of Ife,
Airport hotels are strategically placed properties and are among the best options for anyone looking to catch a flight or make a quick trip. A stay near the airport typically means a pick for convenience sake and for many a weary or stranded traveler, the airport hotel is often a dubious notion at best, as generally, the airport hotel is often regarded as an austere torment for the most transient of travelers -a wallet draining means-to-an-end for travelers with canceled flights or a series of corporate group meetings.
Fortunately, there have been improvements over the years and newer transit hotels with enhanced technology and business services, eye-catching style, and amenities previously seen only at upscale resort properties are now emerging. Below, Jovago.comhighlights seven domestic airport hotels –all within ten miles of an airport- that are superb options for travelers around Nigeria.
Ilorin Airport Hotel & Suites
Well located at Air Force Junction, Off Airport Road Gbagba Area in Kwara State, Illorin Airport Hotel and Suites offers comfy bedding, satisfactory decor and is a favorite with business travelers visiting Ilorin. Although a budget hotel, it offers a gym, an onsite restaurant and bar, each room features an air conditioning, a flat screen TV with cable subscription and an en suite bathroom. Guests also enjoy a variety of meals at the restaurant. Outdoor dining is available. The hotel houses a well-equipped gym where guests workout.
At first, business travel seem to be a treat as the first trip gives a certain rush, however, after hundreds of thousands of stress induced panic attacks, you start to realize why people complain about travelling for work.
Between the early-morning airport shuttles, the flight delays that airlines are famous for, followed by a whirlwind day of meetings, and a long night on an extremely uncomfortable hotel bed that leaves you treading through deadlines like a zombie, business travel can be quite a chore!
In the quest to add some motivation and enjoyment into business travel, Jovago.com, Africa's No. 1 online hotel booking portal, has pulled together some of the most exciting ways to make business travel fun. After all, work, like social media, should be fun
Check out the sights
What is the point of traveling if you do not take a little time to explore your destination? Lagos is the best city in Nigeria to have fun as there are so many tourist sites and attractions you can visit on the island and mainland-; including the National Arts theatre, Black heritage Museum, Badagry, freedom park, African Shrine, Lekki conservation centre.
Many business people find themselves traveling to Lagos for work. While Lagos has plenty to offer, it can be tough for them to find the perfect place to stay.
Aside from top-notch room service, reliable WiFi connections, easy-to-find data ports, and streamlined check-in and check-out policies, seasoned corporate travelers tend to ask questions like "how close is the hotel to the planned event?" and "can the hotel accommodate the meetings and spare their company the cost of renting out additional space?"
The truth is, not every hotel in Lagos is equipped to handle the needs of 21st-century business travelers. Fortunately, Jovago.com has gone through its database and have found the top hotels that are perfect for business travelers on the move. If you are planning a trip and need a place to start, you have come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for business in Lagos, and get inspired!