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AfDB & ECOWAS Sign MoU Over Lagos-Abidjan International Highway

Written by  |  Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and ECOWAS, have signed an agreement for a study into a 1,000 km highway that will link Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos. Mr Chawki Chahed, Senior Communications Officer, Communication and External Relations Department of AfDB, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

Chahed disclosed that the development would mark a new step in building regional integration and trade in the sub-region. 

Nigeria's NOK Museum Upgrade to Boost Culture and Heritage Tourism

Written by  |  Monday, 11 February 2019 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

The Nigerian government is to upgrade and explore new ways to make the Museum in NOK Community in Kaduna State, North-Western Nigeria a tourist hub as a way of diversifying the country’s economy. Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu disclosed this while being honoured with the title of Wey Sim Nok (The son that loves the Nok) by the district head of Nok, his royal highness, Mr. Banu Adamu in Kaduna State. 

Dr. Onu, said that the present generation owed it a duty to improve upon the legacies of Nigeria’s forebears to enhance the country’s artefacts through innovation.

Port Harcourt Airport Costs $600m, to Process 7 Million Passengers Annually

Written by  |  Thursday, 07 February 2019 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

The minister of state on Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said the Port Harcourt international airport project was funded through the China-Exim bank loan of $500m with a US $100m counterpart fund facility.

“At the time this administration came on board, the level of work was below 30% and bedeviled with various technical challenges which included foundation design change, inaccessibility to Apron, inadequate Apron space,master plan distortion, water and sewage provision, inadequate power supply.”

Africa: Uganda Brands as a Sex Tourism Destination

Written by  |  Thursday, 07 February 2019 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

Recently, the Ugandan President Mr. Kaguta Museveni accused the tourism ministry of failing to attract more tourist in the country. In 2017, about 1.3 tourists visited Uganda bringing in 1.4 billion dollars in revenue. The Ugandan President was quoted as saying:

"A country like Spain that has nothing to show be visited by 50 million people and Uganda just 2 million people and you are here congratulating yourself? Uganda Tourism Board is mediocre and I don't like that type of mediocrity. Uganda has great potential in tourism...other countries have nothing to show but they manage to attract more tourists." 

Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism Calls for Tourism Development

Written by  |  Tuesday, 05 February 2019 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

As the year unfolds with uncertainty surrounding revenue generations by the government and tackling unemployment, the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET), has charged the government at all levels and the organised private sector (OPS) to pay serious attention to tourism development and promotion.

The body of organised travel journalists, writers and bloggers, lamented that despite the vast potential and comparative advantage that the country has in tourism that the government has continued to pay lip-service to the

Lagos State Roll Out 2019 Calendar of Art Events

Written by  |  Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
The Lagos State Government has released the 2019 calendar of arts, culture and entertainment events, an annual listing meant to guide local and foreign tourists as well as journalists and the general public into the rich cultural content on offer in the state. The Calendar which is on the state website and in print form contains more than 80 events that are either state sponsored or simply endorsed and supported by the Lagos State Government.

One Lagos Fiesta - Mr. Ayodeji Omoboye Receives Car Prize

Written by  |  Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

Lagos State Government, earlier this week, presented a brand new Car to the winner of the star prize in 2018 OLF raffle draw, Ayodeji Omoboye, a resident of Igbogbo in Ikorodu at a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in Alausa Ikeja.

The Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, during the official presentation of the car and  other consolation prizes, appreciated all stakeholders especially the major sponsors who

UNWTO: International Tourists Arrivals Grows to 1.4 bn in 2018

Written by  |  Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published Monday by the World Tourism Organization.

The increase was driven by travel to southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the Madrid-based UN body, citing economic growth and technological advances as boosting factors.

Although arrivals to the Americas grew only by a modest three percent -- four for North America -- Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific performed strongly, with respective rises of six, seven and six percent.