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Report Shows Value of IP to the Tourism Industry

Written by  |  Monday, 10 May 2021 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

A new report published jointly by WIPO and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on the value of intellectual property in boosting tourism shows how the IP system creates a favorable ecosystem for innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in the sector.

NIHOTOUR Closes Kano School Over Banditry

Written by  |  Thursday, 29 April 2021 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has directed the immediate closure of Bagauda zonal campus in Kano over “possible attacks by insurgents”. Nura Kangiwa, director-general of NIHOTOUR, gave the directive on Wednesday, in a statement by Ahmed Sule, the institute’s spokesperson. In recent times, Nigeria has witnessed a spate of killings, kidnappings, and arson perpetrated by insurgents, bandits, and gunmen.

According to the statement, the directive became imperative in the wake of the closure of Government Technical College by the Kano state government, on Tuesday.

The NIHOTOUR boss noted that students and members of staff are expected to stay off the Bagauda campus, while those at the mini campus located around the civic centre road in Kano metropolis can continue with their academic activities.

Kangiwa said although it is the responsibility of the institute to protect the lives of its staff and students, the closure is necessary in view of the current security challenges.

“Following the directive of the Kano State Government to close Government Technical College, Bagauda, a close proximity to the NIHOTOUR zonal campus, on security ground, the closure of the campus becomes imperative,” the statement reads.

“This is in view of security reports that put the Bagauda axis on security danger list of possible attack by insurgents.

“However, the mini campus of the institute located at the Civic Centre Road in the Kano metropolis, where the IATA course programmes are offered, will remain operational.

“Therefore, staff and students of the mini campus are to go on with their normal academic activities unhindered.”

Tourism Minister Commiserates with FTAN

Written by  |  Thursday, 22 April 2021 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has sympatised with the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) in his condolence message to the acting president, Mr. Nkeurewm Onung on the death of the association president, Alhaji Saleh Rabo.

The Minister expressed sadness over the shocking news of the untimely death of Alhaji Saleh Rabo, in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Adora Anyanwutaku.

FTAN President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, Passed Away. Featured

Written by  |  Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

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.

4th Argungu Polo Tournament to Hold in September in 2021

Written by  |  Monday, 15 March 2021 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

The Organizing Committee of Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fete just announced the hosting of this year's Fete in Argungu, Kebbi State, Nigeria. The crowd pulling cultural tourism Fete will hold for 4 days in September, from the 8th to 11th, 2021.

This year’s Argungu Cultural tourism Fete is the 4th in the row of tourism promotional events facilitated by the popular NSK Polo Ranch & Resort in collaboration with Argungu Emirate Council.

Kangiwa Promises to Partner With NATOP on Training

Written by  |  Wednesday, 03 February 2021 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura S Kangiwa has stressed the importance of training and knowledge-based skills as the bedrock for professional conduct of any given trade to achieve adequate, efficient and proper service delivery.

NPA Deploys Electronic Truck Call-up System

Written by  |  Sunday, 24 January 2021 00:00  |  Published in Latest Travel and Tourism Reports

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has commenced the electronic truck call-up system designed for the management of truck movement and access to and from the Lagos Ports Complex and the Tin Can Island Ports, Apapa, Lagos.

In a statement by Assistant General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications of NPA, Ibrahim Nasiru, NPA said, henceforth, all trucks doing business at the ports in Lagos would be required to park at the approved truck parks until they are called up into the port through a new app called “Eto”.