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NIHOTOUR Hosts Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2021

NIHOTOUR Hosts Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2021

Written By: Media Partner | Published: June-18-2021 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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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 food whic...

Alhaji Lai Mohammed who made the call at the occasion of the World Gastronomy Day celebration in Abuja on Friday organized by the National Institute for Hospitalit...

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 NIHOTOUR in...

The Vice-President who was represented at the event by the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, said “human capital is crucial to t...

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 after the Fede...

He added that the new national carrier is expected to be a viable airline and is potentially poised to cater to millions of travelers in Nigeria and Africa. Accord...

Sterling Bank Promises N5b to Support Tourism Industry

Sterling Bank Promises N5b to Support Tourism Industry

Sterling Bank Nigeria Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to grow the Nigerian tourism industry in the areas of investment in improved infrastructural development and empowerment of operators in the sector.  To this end, the bank has off...

This disclosure was made when officials of the bank led by its Divisional Head, Retail and Consumer Banking Mr. Shina Abiola attended the Tourism Transportation Co...

Report Shows Value of IP to the Tourism Industry

A new report published jointly by WIPO and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on the value of intellectual property in boosting tourism shows how the IP system c...

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...

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 t...

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 residen...

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 pull...

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-ba...

NPA Deploys Electronic Truck Call-up System

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has commenced the electronic truck call-up system designed for the management of truck movement and access to and from the Lag...

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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

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

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...

WTD 2020: We Will Showcase Grassroot Tourist Destinations - DG NIHOTOUR

Message by the Director General of NIHOTOUR on World Tourism Day 2020 Tourism is one of the most transformative socio-economic endeavours in the world today. The industry is responsible for one in ten jobs in the world. Tourism i...

UNWTO and Google Hosts Tourism Acceleration Program for Africa

The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when tourism will recover, people are starting to dream again of getawa...

NIGERIA TOURISM

Nigeria National Park to Diversify into Domestic Tourism

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...

NIHOTOUR Gets New Campus in Benue State

Yesterday, November 30th 2020, the nineth NIHOTOUR regional campus in Makurdi, Benue State, comes on-stream as school was officially handed over by the State Government to the Federal government of Nigeria, to be operated by the N...

Tourism Stakeholders Advocate Creation of Ministry and Digitization of Marketing

The Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) has held first live event since the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown. The ANJET Tourism Seminar 2020 under the theme: ‘“Tourism and Rural Development” with Sub...

HOSPITALITY NEWS

The Impact of Covid-19 on Nigeria Tourism Industry

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...

Assets Disposal: FG is Addressing MDAs Office Accommodation Challenge - Malami

Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has compiled and submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari a comprehensive profile of Federal Government's Ministries, Departments and Ag...

Nura Kangiwa Heralds Tourism Capacity Development in NIHOTOUR

Earlier this week, Nigeria's President, Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari appointed new Chief Executive Officers for agencies and parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism. Among the new appointees is Alha...

Hotel Employees to Down Tools Over Wages

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other unions in the tourism and hotel industry have rejected the plan by some notable hotels in the country to owe workers’ salaries under the pretext of COVID-19 pandemic. The unions said they a...

AVIATION NEWS

Domestic Airlines Groan Over Financial Incapacity

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...

Nigerian Airlines Seek Govt Intervention Fund

Some stakeholders in aviation industry have appealed to the Federal Government to speed up interventions to revamp the sector which, they say, is hardest hit by the COVID -19 pandemic. They made the call in interviews with the Ne...

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

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

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....

OKAGBERE OTHERS RACED NIGERIA TO VICTORY

The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) held in Delta State Nigeria has seeing some of our Nigerian athletes flying the Nigeria flag high above their shoulders with a strong determination.  And this they showed in their perfo...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

NSIA moves to revamp Nigeria’s comatose Commodity Exchange

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), managers of the nation’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) has expressed interest in reviving the country’s Commodity Exchan...

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Travel Event News

Afro Tourism Expo 2015: Stakeholders Urge Nigerian Govts to Alleviate Poverty through Tourism

Recently some stakeholders in Nigeria's tourism industry said the sector was capable of creating millions of jobs, alleviate poverty, increase foreign exchange earnings a...

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TRANSPORTATION

Nigerian and Turkish Ship Owners partner to Grow Sector

In an effort to ensure the sustainable growth of the shipping sector of the economy and the entire maritime industry, Nigerian ship owners under the aegis of the Nigerian...

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