The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) in collaboration with National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) organized a Tourism Journalism Communication Training with the theme“Building a Sustainable Destination through Tourism Reportage” for Association of Nigerian Journalist and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) members from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th April, 2019 at Hotel Rosebud, Central Business District, Abuja.
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 night billed for May 11 at Gracepoint Hotel, Wuse, Abuja.
The pageant is the pet project of Queen of Tourism Nigeria 2017, Miss Favour Amarachi Uzochukwu, who hails from Anambra State and a final year student of History and Diplomatic Studies of University of Abuja.
The second edition of the prestigious International Tourism Transport Summit And Expo is scheduled to hold at the international Conference Centre Abuja from 29th to 30th April 2019.
The International Tourism Transport Summit and Expo 2019 is aimed at bringing all players in the tourism and transport industries so that issues hindering the growth of the two sectors can be tackled with all sense of purpose and patriotic zeal for Nigeria's economic and social development.
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 for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the disclosure after a meeting with Cape Verde representatives during a sideline meeting at the just – concluded First ICAO/UNWTO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa in Sal, Cape Verde.
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 coordinated by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
The minister said that Cultural Centres established by Nigeria in China and Brazil were good for marketing the image of the country to further make the outside world appreciate Nigeria and Nigerians better.
Some of the most important global sea lanes pass the continent of Africa. Major routes navigate the Cape of Good Hope between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, through the Red Sea and east-west through the Mediterranean Sea. Although Africa’s own maritime transport sector remains relatively undeveloped, more than 90 percent of all imports and exports in Africa are facilitated by sea through ports along the coast. Africa is also home to one of the world’s largest shipping registries. The Liberian Registry covers 11 percent of the world’s oceangoing fleet.
As part of its commitment to human capital building and deepening reportage of the tourism sector, the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has scheduled a four day training programme for the Nigeria tourism media under the auspices of the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET).
In a statement by the Acting Director General of NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Kabir M. Momoh, the training section is scheduled to hold between April 8 and 11 at the Kapital Klub and Apartments, Asokoro, Abuja.
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.
The Brookings Institute’s Africa Growth Initiative recently highlighted this promising information along with the increasingly important role the tourism industry is playing in the global economy. According to the report, world tourism contributes five percent of gross domestic product, 30 percent of service exports, and 235 million jobs world-wide.