Nigeria is sharing the 103rd position with Ethiopia in the 2021 Henley Passport Index. A Nigerian passport, according to the report only guarantees visa-free access to 45 countries of the world.
The 2021 Henley Passport Index ranked Seychelles passport as the number one in Africa and 29 in the world. Seychelles passport holders have access to 152 countries without visa payment.
Globally, Japan’s passport is ranked as the most powerful in the world. A Japanese passport allows a holder to enter 192 countries around the world without the need for visa payment. Botswana’s passport is ranked number 2 in Africa – ranked 67 globally and access to 86 countries.
Out of the blues, on the 26th of August 2020, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation issued a press statement announcing President Muhammadu Buhari's appointment of nine new Chief Executive Officers for agencies and parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. And it happens that one of the new CEOs is the amiable Alhaji Nura Kangiwa. A renown tourism technocrat and an ardent Polo player. He is favourably well known in Nigeria's Tourism Industry landscape, both in the public and private sectors. Hence his appointment as the DG of NIHOTOUR has been nationally well-received.
Air travel, safety, booking difficulties and cost remains some of the barriers travellers in Africa currently endure. The findings of the recent African Traveller Report 2019 by the Sabre Corporation revealed that air travel remained inaccessible to the majority of African citizens, and increased by just 2 percent since 2016. The company interviewed 5 869 people from Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. The report revealed that only 26 percent of Africans travelled by air in the past 24 months.
Google announces the launch of a new online tool that now allows users to track air fares according to the time of booking.
Just by measuring the huge amount of information that travelers have left around the internet about their likings, habits and preferences the sector can personalize services and adapt to the demand.
A statement from the airline indicated that it is scheduled to airlift no fewer than 2001 passengers from Lagos alone and has a total of 10,000 pilgrims out of the 95,0000 Nigerian pilgrims billed to go to the Holy Land of Mecca this year.
The company will be based in Ethiopia and do business in the entire continent of Africa, enhancing Ethiopia’s logistics infrastructure and connections.
The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) the umbrella body for Nigeria’s private sector tourism business practitioners, just held their 21st Annual Gemerald Meeting in Abuja on July 11, 2018. At the event, the president of FTAN insisted that the government should consider the establishment of Tourism Police at major tourist destinations in Nigeria.
The arrivals of tourists in official accommodations should amount to 50.3 million, a million more than last year. Moreover, there is a positive trend in terms of source market growth for the Italian tourism.
As people in emerging markets see their disposable income increase, they are free to decide where to spend their holidays, where to study and where to do business abroad.