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.

Africa: Scientific Protocols For Tourism Master Plans in Nigeria

Written by  |  Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

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.

Africa:Lagos has become the big Summer 2018 destination of choice by British Travellers

Written by  |  Tuesday, 01 May 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

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.

Africa: Army Dreams to Make Sambisa Forest Tourists' Haven

Written by  |  Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

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.

Nigeria: Lagos State Unfolds Tourism Calendar

Written by  |  Monday, 05 March 2018 00:00  |  Published in LEISURE TOURISM

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. 

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