Olojo Festival Symbolises the First Day of Creation - Ooni of IFE

Written by  |  Friday, 07 September 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

The Olojo Festival is a culture festival in the calendar of the Ile-Ife, Osun State which is located in the Southwestern part of Nigeria. It is the celebration of the remembrance of “Ogun”, god of Iron, who is believed to be the first son of Oduduwa, progenitor of the Yoruba people. The festival is held annually in October.

International Tourism Grew by 7% in 2017 - UNWTO

Written by  |  Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in exports generated by tourism, which reached US$ 1.6 trillion in 2017, making tourism the world’s third-largest export sector.

Ghana Fam Trip: the Frills and Thrills of a Tourist

Written by  |  Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

Every year, Accra Weizo holds in Ghana as a forum to promote seamless travel in West Africa.  For this year’s event, the Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA), in collaboration with the organizers of Weizo, arranged a 3-day familiarization tour for delegates to Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta Regions. On June 19, 2018 a team of Travel Writers from Nigeria, left Lagos by road in a chartered bus operated by ABC Transport en route to Ho, capital city of the Volta Region. After an 8-hour journey, we arrived Ho, and checked into Chances Hotel.

Single Window Platform Integrates Security Agencies at Entry Points into Nigeria - President Buhari

Written by  |  Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

This is coming against the backdrop of a directive by the President to have a single window platform that will integrate all government agencies at all the entry points into the country to promote trade and boost security.

Why We Waded in and Resolved NATOP Crisis - FTAN President

Written by  |  Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

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.

Tourists Spend US$ 429 million in Brazil in May

Written by  |  Friday, 06 July 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

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.

Nigeria’s Rich Cultural Heritage Remains its Greatest Asset and Attraction - FTAN

Written by  |  Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

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.

Tourism: With 1,747 buyers, 1,100 exhibitors from 23 Nations Africa’s Travel Indaba ends on high note

Written by  |  Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

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.

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