UNWTO Announce 2021 Global Best Tourism Villages

Written by  |  Saturday, 04 December 2021 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

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 cultural diversity, and their local values and activities, including local gastronomy.

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

Written by  |  Saturday, 04 December 2021 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have strongly aligned themselves behind its leadership and vision for the sector. Coming together for the 24th General Assembly in Madrid, Spain, Members from every global region approved the Organization’s Programme of Work and endorsed key initiatives designed to build a more a resilient, inclusive and sustainable tourism.

NIHOTOUR Hosts Sustainable Gastronomy Day 2021

Written by  |  Saturday, 19 June 2021 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

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 which is one of the cardinal principles of the present administration to reduce mass poverty and mitigate the effect of climate change through healthy and sustainable local food choices, preparations and consumption.

FTAN President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, Passed Away. Featured

Written by  |  Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

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 Rabo, confirmed his passing yesterday April 16th 2021.

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

Written by  |  Thursday, 05 November 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

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 Africa Tourism Day will also feature a number of scintillating side events, including Photo Contest and Tree-Planting exercise which commenced on the 1st of November and culminate on the 24th of November 2020.

International Tourism Staggers Due to Travel Restrictions - UNWTO

Written by  |  Monday, 02 November 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

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 until August represents 700 million fewer arrivals compared to the same period in 2019 and translates into a loss of US$ 730 billion in export revenues from international tourism. This is more than eight times the loss experienced on the back of the 2009 global economic and financial crisis.

PVCs Before Placards: Agenda for 2023

Written by  |  Monday, 26 October 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS
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 protest against police brutality, particularly the SARS who are notorious for their wanton abuse of the rights of the people they are meant to be protecting. 
In more than a few cases where youths have been profiled for simply looking good or having the latest gadgets and driving the best cars, lives have been lost and it is indeed about time that the people rise as one, the youths especially, and vent their anger in the form of protests. 

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

Written by  |  Monday, 28 September 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

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 is a leading Export Service and a major source of foreign exchange earning tool for nations’ international Balance of Payment.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has over the years sought to diversify the economy by developing a sustainable tourism industry, in partnership with the private sector. This is one of the main reasons why NIHOTOUR was established in 1987 as the flagship Hospitality and Tourism training institute in Nigeria and West Africa.

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