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

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 destination...

How is your Dubai operations coming up given what we know of the terrain? Our Dubai operations is going on seamlessly, our waiting time, the delay over period is...

The Ogbunike Caves, Nature's World Wonder in Nigeria!

The Ogbunike Caves, Nature's World Wonder in Nigeria!

The tourism in Nigeria is largely embryonic. This means most of the tourist sites are still in their original nature, with little or no enrichment to transform the sites into tourist attractions and profitable destinations. Accordingly, Nig...

The Ogbunike caves are actually a system of many caves linked together by small tunnels and passages. They take their name from 'Ogbunike', a town in Oyi Local Gov...

WCS Install Tracking Devices on Elephants in Yankari

WCS Install Tracking Devices on Elephants in Yankari

To reinforce the ongoing protection efforts in Yankari Game Reserve, conservationists have fitted six elephants with GPS/Satellite Collars to help provide real-time tracking of elephant herds. Country Director, Nigeria Programme, Wild Conse...

Dunn in a statement said at the weekend said “since 2014 Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi State contains Nigeria’s largest elephant population, currently estimated a...

ANJET Seminar: Stakeholders Task Nigeria Government on Tourism Development

ANJET Seminar: Stakeholders Task Nigeria Government on Tourism Development

Stakeholders and operators of Nigerian tourism sector have charged governmet at all levels in the country to focus more the tourism in order to achieve accelerated development of the country as the oil wealthia fast dwindling.The call was m...

The theme of the seminar is : "Tourism and Jobs: Better future for all".Obalanlege said that Nigerians must stop depending on the government for job creation but g...

Lagos Airport Terminal to be Rebuilt and Capacity Extended

The Federal Government will demolish substantial part of the 40-year-old Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) terminal and replace it with the new one built...

ANJET Tourism Seminar Set for October 8 in Lagos

Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) has unveiled the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as Special Guest of Hon...

FTAN Calls on Government to incentivize investment in Nigeria Tourism industry

On the occasion of the World Tourism Day 2019, the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria has called on Governments in Nigeria, including Federal and States, ...

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FTAN partners NCAC to Promote Nigeria’s Cultural Tourism Products

FTAN partners NCAC to Promote Nigeria’s Cultural Tourism Products

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: August-12-2017 | Category: Featured
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The executive members of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) continued their Nigeria Tourism Sensitization dr...

FTAN OPENS NEW NATIONAL SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA

FTAN OPENS NEW NATIONAL SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA

Written By: David Mbonu | Published: July-23-2017 | Category: Featured
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The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has announced the opening of their new secretariat in Abuja’s highbrow ar...

We Would Partner Government to Guarantee Expanded Revenue Generation From Tourism - FTAN President

We Would Partner Government to Guarantee Expanded Revenue Generation From Tourism - FTAN President

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: July-12-2017 | Category: Featured
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Question: Congratulations on your recent election as the President of FTAN. What is FTAN and who are the current members of FTAN? ...

BADAGRY, THE BEGINNING OF NIGERIAN HISTORY

BADAGRY, THE BEGINNING OF NIGERIAN HISTORY

Written By: David Mbonu | Published: July-06-2017 | Category: OPINIONS
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I don’t know how you will feel when you hear the phrase “the place of no return” that is exactly where am taking you to right now....

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GLOBAL TOURISM

Tourist Arrivals: Sub-Saharan African Growth was 'Flat' in First Half of 2019 - UNWTO Report

Tourist Arrivals: Sub-Saharan African Growth was 'Flat' in First Half of 2019 - UNWTO Report

International tourist arrivals grew 4% from January to June 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly...

United Nations Tourism Summit 2021

  Philippines is excited to host the UNWTO General Assembly in 2021, primarily to showcase the country’s sustainable tourism programs and actions and secondly, to give importance to the nation’s significant role in world maritime...

International Tourism Hit USD 1.7 Trillion in 2018

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...

African Tourism Destinations in the 21st Century

By 2030 consumer spending on tourism, hospitality, and recreation in Africa is projected to reach nearly $261.77 billion per year—this represents a near 53 percent increase over the $137.87 billion generated by tourism in 2015. T...

African Nations Harp on Regional Integration at WTM Berlin

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 ...

NIGERIA TOURISM

Ekiti State Government Restates Commitment to Fund Tourism and the Creative Sector

Ekiti State Government Restates Commitment to Fund Tourism and the Creative Sector

Ekiti state government has promised to continue in its strive to make the interest of Art and culture premier priorities in the state. This is coming just as the State Council of Art and Culture has set the necessary machinery in ...

About One Million Tourists Witness Osun Oshogbo Festival - Governor Oyetola

As adherents of Osun Osogbo deity converged on the groove at Osogbo for the grand finale of this year’s festival, Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola on Friday charged indigenes of the state and those in the diaspora to collab...

Insecurity Hampering Tourism in Nigeria - Adenuga Jr.

The chairman of an indigenous telecom company, Globacom, Mr. Mike Adenuga Jr, has said that Nigeria tourism industry will continue to suffer a decline if the government fails to adequately address the issue of insecurity in the co...

US Congress Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, Marks Slavery Anniversary in Ghana

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in Ghana with a U.S. congressional delegation for high-level talks and a commemoration of the 400-year-old slave trade from Africa to the New World. The visitors were to be received Monday eveni...

Buhari Rejects NIHOTOUR Bill and Others

President Muhammadu Buhari, has rejected 13 bills passed by the 8th Nigeria National Assembly, including the National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Establishment Bill, popularly called the NIHOTOUR Bill. However, the Presid...

HOSPITALITY NEWS

Nigeria Partnering With UNWTO To Implement Tourism Masterplan - Minister

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 ...

SHERATON Lagos Hotel to Host FEMI KUTI in a Live Concert

SHERATON Lagos Hotel will host the living legend Femi Kuti, live in concert, on 22nd September, 2018. Curated in partnership with media and entertainment company Chocolate City Group, the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, i...

BETTER WAYS TO TRAVEL WITH KIDS

Travel can be an enlightening and eye-opening experience for children of all ages: there are new foods, experiences and sights, not to mention quality family time. But travelling with children can also be an overwhelming propositi...

New Renaissance Lagos hotel and Marriott executive apartments

The 25 floor hotel will feature the 216 room full service Renaissance Lagos Hotel and 44 room Marriott Executive Apartment offering extended stay apartments with space, ambience and the privacy of residential living.  LAGOS, Nige...

Lawyers Oppose States’ Regulation of Hotels

Can the National Assembly make a law on an issue already decided by the Supreme Court? No, say senior lawyers. They argue that the Senate’s bid to empower a federal agency to regulate hotel operations and related businesses was co...

AVIATION NEWS

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

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 ...

Air Namibia Withdraws Flight Services to Nigeria Over Visa Issues

Air Namibia has suspended flights on its Windhoek-Lagos-Accra route over a diplomatic row with Nigeria. In a statement issued on Friday, Namibia’s national carrier said the flights were suspended with immediate effect. Air Namib...

Nigeria & Cape Verde Agree to Operate Direct Flights

The federal government has hinted on the discussion with Cape Verde on plans to begin air transport relationship in line with existing Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between the two countries. Nigeria’s Minister of State f...

Nigerian Airports to Diversify into Non-Aeronautic Services

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has set up a committee to map out plans to boost revenue generation for the agency,  especially from non-aeronautical business. Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, disclos...

Aviation: Nigeria Bans Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 Aircrafts

The Nigerian government has banned the Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying in the country. The decision is coming days after a Boeing 737 Max-8 plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed in Addis Ababa, on its way to Nairobi, ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Miss Apex Queen Nigeria 2019 for May 11

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...

TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS NIGERIANS IN ART, MUSIC AND SCULPTURE

NO. 1: Keziah Jones A Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He describes his musical style as "Blufunk", which is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms. Also his Nigerian roots in Yoruba music and sou...

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

Nigerian ports record 115% growth in cargo volume

Nigerian ports have recorded about 115 percent growth in the volume of inbound cargoes imported into the country through the economic gateways (the seaports) in the past ...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Spearhead Tourism Marketing in Nigeria, Transcorp MD Tells Govt

The Managing Director/CEO of Transcorp Hotels Plc, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo has advised the relevant ministries and agencies of government at the federal and state levels to ...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

In 2014, International Tourism Hits US$ 1.5 trillion

International tourism receipts increased by US$ 48 billion in 2014 to reach a record US$ 1,245 billion. An additional US$ 221 billion was generated from international pas...

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