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International Dignitaries Herald 7th Argungu Polo Tourney & Culture Fete

International Dignitaries Herald 7th Argungu Polo Tourney & Culture Fete

Nigeria’s dominance of West Africa’s bourgeoning sports and cultural tourism industry will be further showcased at the annual Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fete, from September 8th to 10th 2022. This year’s Tournament and Fete will h...

Argungu Polo Tournament and Culture Fete has over the years lived-up to its billing as one of the most spectacular and massively visited African Polo and cultural...

Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria Set for Abuja AGM on July 21

Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria Set for Abuja AGM on July 21

Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has disclosed plans for its 25th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is bill to hold at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on July 21. This was made known by the President of the ...

Onung further revealed that it is pertinent to examine performance of the sector and set agenda for both the government and the private sector that would serve as...

We Want Industry Professionals to Head Tourism Parastatals in Nigeria - FTAN BoT Chairman

We Want Industry Professionals to Head Tourism Parastatals in Nigeria - FTAN BoT Chairman

In this interview with Africa Travel Herald (ATH), Chief Samuel Alabi - a former president of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) and the current Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman of the Federation - shares his opinion o...

This is a way of exporting Nigerian cuisines abroad. This will encourage our guys to export their skills to places like Canada, America and other places. As the Ch...

UNWTO: Nigeria Appoints Planning Committee on Linking Tourism, Culture & Creatives Conference

UNWTO: Nigeria Appoints Planning Committee on Linking Tourism, Culture & Creatives Conference

The Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, on June 14, 2022, inaugurated the Planning Committee of Nigeria’s hosting of the inaugural United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on ‘Link...

Nigeria was given the Hosting Right for this inaugural edition of the Global Conference during the 64th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa in Cape Verde in...

NIHOTOUR, Traditional Rulers and Foreign Missions to Exhibit on World Gastronomy Day

His Royal Highness, the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Sama’ila Muhammad Mera CON, His Highness, the Osolo of Isolo and Secretary General of Lagos State Council of Obas and...

UNWTO Launches Digital Programme for SMEs

UNWTO has announced the launch of the Digital Futures Programme, designed to accelerate the adoption of new technology among tourism enterprises.Developed in collabo...

FG's Favourable Conditions Boost BUA Cement Production By 300% - Lai Muhammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said BUA Cement's massive increase in production, especially since 2015, was made possible by the c...

UNWTO: General Assembly Meets on Tourism for Transformation

As the first ever UNWTO Secretary-General to address the UN General Assembly, Zurab Pololikashvili stressed that “now is the time to build resilient and peaceful soc...

FTAN President Calls for Resuscitation of Presidential Council on Tourism

The president of Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung has charged the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari to reinstitute ...

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Service of Song for late ex-ANJET President Elder Emeka Anokwuru

Service of Song for late ex-ANJET President Elder Emeka Anokwuru

It was a solemn occasion as family members, friends and colleagues gather for a service of song in honour of former president of t...

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
Tagged Under:

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...

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GLOBAL TOURISM

UNWTO: Nigeria to Host Global Tourism Conference on Culture and the Creative Industry

UNWTO: Nigeria to Host Global Tourism Conference on Culture and the Creative Industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that the 1st Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry, to be held in Lagos 14-17 November 2022, will be a trailblazing event. ...

AfCFTA: 5th National Tourism Transport Summit Holds in Abuja

The National Tourism Transport Summit and Expo, a tourism and transportation industry combined event of the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN), the fifth edition in the series of the program, comes up on Monday ...

AfCFTA and Effects on E-commerce

The current nature of international relations, which is marked by a surge in diverse (economic, political and socio-cultural) crises, demanding the mobilization of joint capacities of states and non-state actors (enterprises and i...

Tourism Grew by 4% in 2021 - UNWTO

Global tourism experienced a 4% upturn in 2021, compared to 2020 (415 million versus 400 million). However, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) were still 72% below the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to preli...

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 ran...

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NIHOTOUR Nigeria to Host Sustainable Gastronomy Day in Abuja

NIHOTOUR Nigeria to Host Sustainable Gastronomy Day in Abuja

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) is gearing up for a successful hosting of the United Nations World Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2022, the second edition in the country scheduled for Saturday, 18th June,...

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 pr...

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 education initiative with support from the European Union. NIHOTOUR’s eLe...

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...

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

Omicron: UK Lifts Latest Africa Travel Ban

Omicron: UK Lifts Latest Africa Travel Ban

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 ...

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

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...

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 (NANTA) as one of the major threshold on which tourism in Nigeri...

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 ...

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

Nigeria: South Africa seeks tourism investment relations

The South African Tourism Board on Tuesday called for stronger relations with Nigeria in tourism and investment. The Chief Executive Officer of the board, Mr Thulani Nzim...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Guyana should be seeking visa-free agreements with leading African countries

Africa again has caught the attention of hungry investors from China, India, Brazil, Arabia and Turkey. More and more countries are becoming politically and economically ...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

FG TO SET UP TOURISM SATELLITE ACCOUNT (TSA)

Following the World Tourism Organization (WTO) meeting held in Madrid, Spain two months ago. Precisely 10th to 12th May, 2017. It was reported that the federal government...

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