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Based on industry reports, Nigeria's e-commerce market continues to experience robust growth on the back of increased internet access and improved mobile connectivity with about 500,000 online orders placed daily.
As the Federal Government targets the transformation of key sectors of the economy under the new broadband regime, pundits expect this move to enhance electronic transactions thereby raising the hospitality sectors capacity to contributing over efficiently percent to Gross Domestic Product.
As announced by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), active internet subscription in Q3 2014 stood at 73.9 million. This represents an internet penetration of 43 per cent in the same quarter.

The country's internet growth is expected to reach a whooping 84.3million users by the end of 2017.
On the backdrop of this development, MainOne, Nigeria's world class submarine cable system, in partnership with the federal government has begun running state of the art IP NGN lines down the coast of West Africa, regional and metro terrestrial fiber optic networks, and data

The Nigeria Tourism Development Master Plan is a policy initiative that was undertaken by the Nigerian government under the leadership of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR. The aim of was to diversify the revenue base of the country, using tourism as a tool and to reposition Nigeria as a preferred tourist destination in Africa by marketing her tourism assets both to the local and international tourists. This came as a result of identifying tourism as one the six priority areas for development and included key issues such as poverty alleviation, employment generation, environmental enhancement and cultural and social issues, including HIV /AIDS. The tourism master plan was contracted to United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). It was inaugurated in 2008 by the former minister of tourism, culture and national orientation, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode.

 However, six years on events in sector has left much to be desired in terms of the manner and pace of its implementation.  As a result, stakeholders in the industry who spoke with LEADERSHIP shared their views on the state of affairs regarding the plan. The president of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN), Mallam Aliyu Badaki Ajayi, said the findings in the tourism master plan

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00

Inagbe Resort: A must visit tourist spot

Inagbe Island is host to a Grand Resort and Leisure which is set on the tranquil banks of the magnificent Lagos Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. This showpiece resort captures the essence of nature, culture and tradition. It is a 40,000 square metre well landscaped garden and park richly adorned with waterfalls and natural artistic elements, a 300 metre long enthralling musical fountain combined with an array of rhythmic water display and coloured lightening effect graces the entrance to the resort from the Lagoon front. It is set on over 3 million square meter land within a 100 kilometer stretch island along the Atlantic Ocean. The resort, which is fully functional with over 300 workers providing top-of- the-range services, is being developed in phases. So far, the first phase which would be completed early next year already has in place 125-room chalets, 1,500-seater multi-purpose hall, an executive lounge near the lagoon.It also has essential home furniture, indoor sports hall comprising table  tennis, long tennis

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

2014 Leading Romantic spots in Nigeria

Nigeria is a country endowed with numerous tourist locations and resources, from wildlife, natural vegetation to rich cultural heritage. Though some of these resources are yet to be harnessed, there are very developed sites that provide even more memorable tourist experiences than what is obtainable in other leading destinations. They also provide the perfect scenery for various seasons and occasions particularly for newly-weds and older couples seeking to rejuvenate their relationship or celebrating jubilee (silver or golden). 2014 has been an amazing romantic year that has seen several locations make it to the top ten most romantic Nigerian destinations. They include;

1. Obudu Mountain Resort Obudu mountain resort (formally Obudu Cattle ranch) is located on Obudu Plateau close to the Cameroon Border in the North Eastern part of Cross River State of Nigeria, approximately 110 km east of the town of Ogoja and 65 km from the town of Obudu in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State. It is about 30 minutes drive from Obudu town and is about 332 km drive from Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The ranch has in recent times witnessed the influx of tourist both Nigerian and international tourist because of the development of tourist facilities in the ranch by Cross-River State Government which has turned the ranch into one of the well known holiday and tourist resort centers in Nigeria.Obudu Cattle Ranch is till date the most popular choice for couples’ retreats, or any kind of retreat at all. The resort features mountain villas, cuisine that is as unique as it is divine, a fully equipped gym (for fitness nuts), a natural swimming pool and other amazing amenities. On a visit to Obudu, you will enjoy the beautiful countryside, relaxing atmosphere, and great sights. You can book a weekend at Obudu through trusted agents.

Friday, 20 June 2014 00:00

African Fashion Reception, 2014.

The African continent is endowed with rich cultures that are intrinsically embedded in its diversities. One of such diversities is the unique but amazing fashion industries, whose roots can be traced to several decades ago, long before its current westernization. This fashion does not just serve the conventional purpose but also has aesthetic values and boasts of monumental effects. Owing to this, the continent has taken the initiative to organize ‘’a fashion reception’’ that will create a platform for the appreciation and promotion of its local content.  Nigeria, the hob of tourism in Africa is agog with preparations, which has reached advanced levels, as it takes the center stage to host the up-coming African Fashion Reception. The event has being scheduled to hold from July 3rd to July 5th, 2014 in Abuja. This was made known by the Nigerian Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke.

Reports coming out of Bauchi State reveals that the State Government said it had concluded plan to renovate the Guest House used by the former Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in Bayara area of Bauchi. Mr Isola Adeyemi, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Isa Yugda of Bauchi State, made this known at a news conference held at the two-bedroom house in Bauchi on Tuesday. Adeyemi said ``the small guest house was always used by the prime minister whenever he comes home on a visit to Bauchi from Lagos to relax and do some official works. ``He will leave his family house to the guest house to perform some official works and return to his family house located inside Bauchi metropolis. ``It is an old structure dating back to about 50 years. It will not be impossible to update it to a modern building, except if you are going to pull down the entire structure. ``The state government wants to keep it as a historical place and we are trying our best to preserve the place from total decay but to maintain the historical structure there.

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