The President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Alhaji Saleh Rabo has said that FTAN decided to wade in and settle the disagreement among members of the National Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) because of the importance of tour operators to the growth and development of tourism in Nigeria. He said the industry cannot develop under such acrimonious atmosphere, hence the decision by him and stakeholders in the tourism industry to call the warring parties to a peace meeting and resolve the crises.
The international tourists spent more in Brazil in May, comparing to the homologous period of 2017, reports the Ministry of Tourism. The Brazilian expenditure abroad also increased during this month.
After the just concluded 61st United Nations World Tourism Organisation – Commission for Africa (UNWTO-CAF) in Abuja, the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has stated that Nigeria tourism cannot effectively flourish without harnessing some cultural components.
The significance of tourism to Africa and its economy was once again cemented at this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba with delegates from 80 countries in attendance.
There are mounting litany of woes surrounding the issue of Tourism Master Plans in the Nigerian Tourism environment, as a result of the inability to create the much needed paradigm for the community of tourism professionals, including public and private sector practitioners alike.
It is a big surprise that already without even launching its Tourism Masterplan Lagos has become the big Summer 2018 destination of choice by British Travellers.
Nigeria’s army is planning a makeover for the Sambisa Forest, from being the den of Boko Haram terrorists into a tourist destination. Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, announced the plan on Wednesday.
Lagos State Government last week released a calendar for over 70 state-sponsored and endorsed arts and culture programmes for the year.
This move according to stakeholders further shows Lagos State government commitment to the promotion of arts and culture as well as tourism.
In a release signed by the State’s Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the calendar is designed to frontload public and privately-driven arts, culture and entertainment events that will have positive impact on tourism and the image of Lagos as an arts-friendly state.
“This initiative is in fulfillment of the state government’s promise to announce a yearly calendar of events to guide programming, tourists and visitors’ decisions,” he stated.