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FTAN to Re-engage Government on Tourism Development

FTAN to Re-engage Government on Tourism Development

The National President, Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung has assured the federation's commitment and focus to continue to engage and re-engage the government in all level to give tourism a practical vo...

While congratulating stakeholders for a seeing a brand new year 2022, took a look at the pitfall experienced in 2021.According to the FTAN president, “Last year, t...

Omicron: UK Lifts Latest Africa Travel Ban

Omicron: UK Lifts Latest Africa Travel Ban

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: December-13-2021 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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The government of the United Kingdom has announced that all 11 countries will be removed from the UK's travel red list from 4am on Wednesday. Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Za...

But Health Secretary Sajid Javid said it had spread so widely the rules no longer had much purpose. "Now that there is community transmission of Omi...

Omicron: Nigeria Ban's Flights from UK, Canada and Saudi Arabia

Omicron: Nigeria Ban's Flights from UK, Canada and Saudi Arabia

Written By: Media Partner | Published: December-13-2021 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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With effect from Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Federal Government will restrict airlines coming from Canada, United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia into Nigeria. Minister of Aviation, Capt. Hadi Sirika, announced the decision on Sunday in Lagos and expla...

Sirika said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would also place the United Kingdom, Canada and Saudi Arabia on a red list over the outbreak and spread of...

Lowly Ranking for Nigeria in Global Passport Index

Lowly Ranking for Nigeria in Global Passport Index

Nigeria is sharing the 103rd position with Ethiopia in the 2021 Henley Passport Index. A Nigerian passport, according to the report only guarantees visa-free access to 45 countries of the world. The 2021 Henley Passport Index ranked Seyche...

Namibia is 3rd in Africa and ranked 73 in the world with access to travel to 78 countries. Lesotho is ranked fourth in Africa and rated 74 all over the world with...

UNWTO Announce 2021 Global Best Tourism Villages

The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO initiative was launched to advance the role of tourism in safeguarding rural villages, along with their landscapes, natural and cu...

Covid-19: UNWTO Solicits Leadership Plan for Global Tourism Recovery

Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have strongly aligned themselves behind its leadership and vision for the sector. Coming together for the 24t...

FTAN Boss Commends NANTA’s effort On Eminent People Awards

The National President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung, has described the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies...

AfCFTA Will Create New Opportunities for Stakeholders — FTAN President

The National President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung has said that the inclusion of Africa Continental Free Trade Agree...

NIHOTOUR & Eureka Start Tourism Management eLearning in Nigeria

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has commenced eLearning programmes in partnership with the Eureka Consortium, an international educatio...

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Nura Kangiwa - a Quintessential Tourism Administrator

Nura Kangiwa - a Quintessential Tourism Administrator

Out of the blues, on the 26th of August 2020, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation issued a press statement announcin...

Get Paid When Your Flight Gets Delayed - Africlaim

Get Paid When Your Flight Gets Delayed - Africlaim

Written By: Other Media | Published: September-12-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
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Africlaim was an idea conceived out of the sheer frustration of seeing African air passengers being unfairly treated by foreign ai...

Sarat Lara Braimah: Making Roads Out of Water

Sarat Lara Braimah: Making Roads Out of Water

Written By: Frank Meke | Published: July-27-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
Tagged Under: Lagos State, Third Mainland Bridge, NIWA

She has the eyes and strength of an eagle. Sarat Braimah is focused and makes no pretences of leaving legacies. To her, the transf...

True Story of Nigeria's 'Ajala' - the Global Traveller

True Story of Nigeria's 'Ajala' - the Global Traveller

Every avid Nigerian traveller or globetrotter has one time or the other been referred to as Ajala by their friends, families or ac...

Culture: Telling Buhari Story in Five Years

Culture: Telling Buhari Story in Five Years

Written By: Frank Meke | Published: June-01-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
Tagged Under: Nigeria Tourism, Segun Runsewe

To the Nigerian tourism community, President Mohammadu Buhari certainly did not factor Culture and Tourism in his game plan to rev...

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GLOBAL TOURISM

NIHOTOUR Hosts Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2021

NIHOTOUR Hosts Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2021

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called for concerted efforts at improving the Nigerian food and cuisine production processes without compromising the ability of future generations to access quality...

FTAN President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, Passed Away.

Alhaji Rabo Saleh Kareem, the National President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) passed away early morning yesterday in his Abuja residence, after a protracted illness. The immediate family of Alhaji Ra...

Maiden 'Africa Tourism Day' Set for November 26, 2020

The maiden Africa Tourism Day will be held virtually on the 26th of Novemver 2020. The Africa Tourism Day is a newly created annual event which will be hosted rotationally amongst African countries or group of countries. The Afric...

International Tourism Staggers Due to Travel Restrictions - UNWTO

According to the newest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international arrivals plunged 81% in July and 79% in August, traditionally the two busiest months of the year and the peak of the Northern Hemisphere summer season. The drop ...

PVCs Before Placards: Agenda for 2023

  Placards are fabulous, but PVCs first.  It’s been a past few days of revelation in my fatherland Nigeria.    The supposedly lazy Nigerian youths have had the audacity, and most of all the energy to turn out enmasse in protes...

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NIHOTOUR Conducts Tour Guide Training in Birnin Kebbi

NIHOTOUR Conducts Tour Guide Training in Birnin Kebbi

The Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (Kakakin Kebbi) has commended the foresight of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) for embedding skill acquisition training in tour guiding as ...

Kangiwa Promises to Partner With NATOP on Training

The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura S Kangiwa has stressed the importance of training and knowledge-based skills as the bedrock for professional conduct of any given t...

Nigeria National Park to Diversify into Domestic Tourism

The Federal Government is contemplating partial commercialisation of existing national parks in the country. The parks penciled down for the exercise are Kainji Lake, Cross River, and Gashaka Gumti National Parks. Already, discuss...

Nigerian Government to Accord Tourism Prime Position in Economic Recovery Plans

The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has reiterated its resolve to ensure that tourism is given a prime place in the economic plans of the administration to revitalize the economic in the post covid-19 economic pl...

NIHOTOUR Pledges Support for ATPN Members

The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura S Kangiwa has expressed the readiness of the Institute to partner with the Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN) t...

HOSPITALITY NEWS

Nigeria Presidency Affirms NIHOTOUR's Role in Tourism Development

Nigeria Presidency Affirms NIHOTOUR's Role in Tourism Development

Yesterday, Wednesday 19th of May 2021, the Vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in a speech delivered at the opening ceremony of Marriot's new 250 rooms state-of-the-art hotel in Ikeja Lagos reaffirmed the role of N...

NIHOTOUR Closes Kano School Over Banditry

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has directed the immediate closure of Bagauda zonal campus in Kano over “possible attacks by insurgents”. Nura Kangiwa, director-general of NIHOTOUR, gave the directive...

Tourism Minister Commiserates with FTAN

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has sympatised with the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) in his condolence message to the acting president, Mr. Nkeurewm Onung on the death of the as...

The Impact of Covid-19 on Nigeria Tourism Industry

The declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic in January led to international travel restrictions, national travel bans and sub-national lockdowns, leading to massive cancellations of tourism and hospitality services, in destin...

We'll Provide World Class Training to Fast-Track Tourism Development in Nigeria - DG NIHOTOUR

(The newly appointed Director General of NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa, recently granted an exclusive interview to Justina Uzu of ThisDay Newspapers. In this no-holds-barred interview, the quintessential Director General reve...

AVIATION NEWS

Nigeria National Carrier Set For First Quarter of 2022

Nigeria National Carrier Set For First Quarter of 2022

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced that the new national carrier is expected to commence operation by the first quarter of 2022. Sirika disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing State House correspondents afte...

Domestic Airlines Groan Over Financial Incapacity

The plight of local airlines has taken a turn for the worse as more become insolvent, struggling to meet financial obligations. The fate of the beleaguered operators is not helped by the Federal Government’s alleged withdrawal of ...

Minister Set-Up Committee for Flight Resumption

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. ...

No Clear Date for International Air Travel to Nigeria - Officials

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, confi...

Nigerian Airlines Lost $2.09bn in April & June - IATA

IATA, in its report, titled, ‘Quarantine measures threaten aviation restart in Africa and the Middle East,’ noted that aviation was the worst-hit sector in Africa and the Middle East with more than 8.6 million jobs at risk. The re...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Minister Pledges To Implement Creative Industry Report

Minister Pledges To Implement Creative Industry Report

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has received the report of the Implementation Committee for Post-COVID-19 Initiatives Committee on the Creative Industry, with a pledge to implement the recommendations...

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"...

NCMM Partners Tech Firm to Digitize Artefacts & Monuments

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments has engaged a tech company, Opinow Media, to digitise museums, monument sites and buildings across Nigeria with virtual reality for tourist attraction.The Acting Director-General o...

Miss Apex Queen Nigeria 2019 for May 11

Preparations are in top gear for the hosting of this year’s edition of Miss Apex Queen Nigeria 2019. The beauty pageant, which made its entry into the Nigerian pageantry calendar last year, is set for its grand finale and award ni...

Furore Over Astronomical Costs of Abuja Carnival

The 2019 edition of Abuja cultural carnival will gulp N82.109 million, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. The yearly carnival meant to showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage is coo...

SPORTS NEWS

4th Argungu Polo Tournament to Hold in September in 2021

4th Argungu Polo Tournament to Hold in September in 2021

The Organizing Committee of Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fete just announced the hosting of this year's Fete in Argungu, Kebbi State, Nigeria. The crowd pulling cultural tourism Fete will hold for 4 days in September, from.

AFCON 2019: Anything less than winning the African Cup of Nations for any coach, at any time, is ‘criminal’- Odegbami

I am an Olympian to the core.I went to two Olympics. The first was boycotted at the last minute by African countries.At the second, I was Nigeria’s flag bearer, overall captain of the contingent as well as captain of the national ...

Market analyst identifies the major Market players of the Global Sports Tourism in Africa

The Global Sports Tourism Market Report By Marketdesk.org scrutinizes the overall market synopsis globally, their restraining factors, drivers, major challenges, opportunities, latest trends to stabilize the global Sports Tourism ...

WAFU CUP: Nigeria Won and Lost to Ghana Again

The hosts defeated bitter rivals Nigeria with 4-1 on yesterday night to clinch the title at the Cape Coast Stadium. The Black Stars took the lead in the 44th minute of play, with Sarfo Kwadwo punishing slack defending from the Sup...

Nigeria to host UNWTO CAF 2018

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to host African Tourism Ministers under the aegis of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission on Africa (CAF) next year....

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BUSINESS TOURISM

FG Replies FTAN, Promises Grants for Tourism Research Projects

Grace Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Culture, said the Federal Government has decided to facilitate research grants for tourism to boost the ...

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Passport Scarcity Worsens As Immigration Owes Foreign Printers

The scarcity of Nigerian passports at immigration offices nationwide has worsened with resultant hardship for citizens intending to procure the document for overseas trav...

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LAGOS SET TO CELEBRATE WORLD COCONUT DAY

The Lagos State government in collaboration with the African Coconut Heritage Initiatives is set to host the 7th edition of the Coconut Heritage Festival tagged ‘AGUNKEFE...

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