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National Theatre: Celebrating Renovation

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...

That iconic place, once the face of our culture and unity is bereft of its originality. Strategically located and pleasant to the eyes, the place enjoyed budget at...

NCAC Launches Drive-in Cultural Show in Jos

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 wit...

The well illuminated and decorated open theatre stand was centralized and visible from all directions and angles, with the thespians observing the approved protoco...

UK Denies Air Peace Operational Right

UK Denies Air Peace Operational Right

Written By: Media Partner | Published: July-12-2020 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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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 Nigeria...

On Saturday, 270 Nigerians and two Egyptian nationals were evacuated from Cairo; one amongst many evacuation flights that have already been carried out.The Nigeria...

Rare Gorillas Found in Nigeria

Rare Gorillas Found in Nigeria

Written By: Media Partner | Published: July-09-2020 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
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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. ...

Only around 300 Cross River gorillas were known to be alive at one point in the isolated mountainous region in Nigeria and Cameroon, according to the Wildlife Cons...

Touristry Consultants Forum Holds 2nd Biennial General Meeting

The Touristry Consultants Forum (TCF) held their 2nd Biennial General Meeting on Wednesday 1st July, 2020 via a Zoom Meeting. The theme centered on “Harnessing Poten...

Covid-19: Africa's Tourism Sector Loses $55 Billion

The African Union has hinted that tourism destinations in Africa have collectively lost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenue. This was disclosed by the African...

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 an...

Covid-19: UNWTO Adopts Agenda for Africa for Recovery

Member States from across Africa have shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. As with every other global region, African destinations h...

National Parks: Red Flag for Serious Attention

In my over twenty five years relationship and coverage of the activities of the Nigerian National Parks service, I am yet to witness such horrendous attacks and deve...

COSROPIN Ask Govt to Invest in Tourism Development

The Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN), has urged the Federal Government to strengthen policies that would transform the co...

Govt to Concession Highways for N163 billion

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola told the National Assembly Joint Committee on Works, on Wednesday, that the Federal Government is proposing a pl...

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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...

Agenda Setting for the Creative Industry

Agenda Setting for the Creative Industry

Written By: Frank Meke | Published: May-19-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
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As a Cultural tourism development columnist, getting to grab Frontline interventions on everyday happenings in the battered sector...

Runsewe and the Good Samaritans

Runsewe and the Good Samaritans

We are supposed to get real groves out of the expected and very timely intervention by the federal government to unbundle Nigeria ...

Hotel Industry and the Upside of Post-Covid 19 Dispensation

Hotel Industry and the Upside of Post-Covid 19 Dispensation

Written By: Media Partner | Published: May-09-2020 | Category: OPINIONS
Tagged Under: Nigeria Tourism, Hotels in Nigeria, Covid19

At the twilight of 2019, no one, predicted the global lockdown that has greatly affected the hotel and tourism industry. UNWTO rep...

Tourism Mergers: a Post Covid-19 Economic Outlook

Tourism Mergers: a Post Covid-19 Economic Outlook

Two major documents on certain positions on the tourism industry popped up on my WhatsApp number during the week. One is on the Or...

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GLOBAL TOURISM

Covid-19: Nigeria Seeks Tourism 'Marshall Plan' for Africa

Covid-19: Nigeria Seeks Tourism 'Marshall Plan' for Africa

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for a 'Marshall Plan' to aid the recovery of the Travel and Tourism Sector in Africa, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the sector very hard....

Not Yet Uhuru for African Regional Economic Development

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have jointly called for African countries to strengthen their economic integration. They made this...

Research Shows Tourism Sector’s Support for Workers & Communities

As the sector faces up to an unprecedented challenge, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (a subsidiary of the World Tourism Organization) has analysed the steps being taken by businesses and trade associations to mitigate the i...

UNWTO: Tourist Arrivals to Drop by 60-80% in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 22% fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows. According to the United Nations specialized agency,...

Nigeria Announces Travel Ban to Visitors from World Major Economies

The Federal Government of Nigeria has issued a travel ban on 13 countries in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha made the announcement at a media brie...

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Perm Sec, Grace Gekpe, Alleged Involved in Multi-Million Naira Fraud

Perm Sec, Grace Gekpe, Alleged Involved in Multi-Million Naira Fraud

A petition seen by SaharaReporters has fingered Grace Gepke, Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Ministry of Information and Culture, in a multi-million naira fraud. According to the document, the minister in charge of the ministry, ...

Covid-19: Runsewe Advocates Use of Culture as Therapy

Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has advocated the use of culture as a therapy against Covid-19 pandemic. Stressing the potency of culture to address all human challenges, ...

Gospel Singer, Chichi Zawmah Releases 'Mercy' Single

We are all a product of God’s mercy, and so should tread softly when God’s grace is extended to us, this is the message the gifted, talented and anointed music minister, song writer and a devout worshipper Chichi Zawmah said as sh...

Covid-19: NCAC Donates Facemasks to Nigeria Police

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has donated Covid19 Personal Protection Equipment to members of the Nigeria Police Force. This donation which is a continuation of the support of th...

Obudu Mountain Resort Repairs Cable Car

In a bid to revive the Obudu Ranch Resort, the Government of Cross River has carried out repairs and maintenance of the cable-car at the resort. Mr Bobby Ekpeyong, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Obudu Ranch Resort, during ...

HOSPITALITY NEWS

Hotel Employees to Down Tools Over Wages

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...

Eco-Tourism Operations Suspended in Yankari Game Reserve - General Manager

The Bauchi State Government recently announced the closure of Yankari Game Reserve in order to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus. The State's Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Moddibbo Abdulkadir told the News Agency of Nigeria on...

FTAN Embarks on Sensitization Visits to Tourism Facilities in Nigeria

The spiraling negative impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria’s hospitality and tourism sectors led the current leadership of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) to embark on sensitization visits to to...

Corona Virus: FTAN Confident of Nigeria Health Agencies Containment Measures

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has expressed confidence that Nigeria’s health officials’ effort at containing the Corona Virus would be successful, and that the Covid-19 scare should not stop leisure and ...

Nigeria Partnering With UNWTO To Implement Tourism Masterplan - Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his ministry is partnering with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in the implementation of the National Tourism Development Masterplan, in ...

AVIATION NEWS

Nigerian Airlines Seek Govt Intervention Fund

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...

Nigeria Extends Closure of International Airports

The Federal Government has extended the closure of airports across the country by another two weeks beginning from April 23, 2020. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced this via a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Mon...

Report: Air Travel Remained Inaccessible to Most African Citizens

Air travel, safety, booking difficulties and cost remains some of the barriers travellers in Africa currently endure. The findings of the recent African Traveller Report 2019 by the Sabre Corporation revealed that air travel remai...

We Need Govt and Nigerians Support for Our Efforts to Succeed - Air Peace, MD.

The chairman and chief executive officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema speaks on the operations of the airline and effort by it to link Nigeria to the world and the challenges, among others... How are you copping with the issue of d...

Nigeria Domestic Airlines Had 16, 429 Delayed Flights in 6 Months

A document issued by the department and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos showed that 30,043 flights were operated by nine airlines during the period under review. It said domestic airlines operating in ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

NCMM Partners Tech Firm to Digitize Artefacts & Monuments

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...

Nigeria: Top 10 Nollywood Movies in 2018

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, her...

Canadian-Nigerian Film-Maker Wins Film Contest

A film, Sweet Revenge, produced by a Nigerian-Canadian film director, Pascal Atuma,   has won this year’s Kevin Hart’s North American Film Competition.  A total of 654 films were submitted for the short films competition. A jury m...

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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TRANSPORTATION

Delay in PAAR issuance at Nigerian ports

The Nigerian Customs is not coordinated as far as PAAR implementation is concerned. As a result, importers spend over one month to generate PAAR as against the six hours ...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Active Phone Lines Hit 146Million In Nigeria-NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the number of active mobile phone lines in the country rose to 146 million in January 2018, an increase of 2,233,467 lin...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

British Council and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry Joint Tourism Plan

The British Council and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have jointly highlighted steps to follow in order to boost business and culture of tourism in Ni...

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