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Nigerian Cites with the Highest Transport Fares in April

Nigerian Cites with the Highest Transport Fares in April

Residents of Zamfara, Cross River and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) paid the highest intra-city bus journey fares in Nigeria in April, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The bureau, in its transport fare watch report f...

The Transport Fare Watch report for April 2019 covers the following categories: bus journey within the city per drop constant route; bus journey intercity, state r...

Côte d’Ivoire Seeks $5.8 billion from AfDB for Tourism Development

Côte d’Ivoire Seeks $5.8 billion from AfDB for Tourism Development

Written By: Media Partners | Published: May-15-2019 | Category: Latest Travel and Tourism Reports
Tagged Under: AfDB, Africa Tourism

Ivorian Minister of Tourism, Siandou Fofana, has presented a strategic document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development Bank, and immediately sought the bank’s support to...

“We have come to share this new vision for Côte d’Ivoire with the bank and to secure your help and financial support. We need your help to pool resources to carry...

Editorial: Calls for a Federal Ministry of Tourism in Nigeria

Editorial: Calls for a Federal Ministry of Tourism in Nigeria

I hope the jury is not closed on the need for a Federal Ministry of Tourism in Nigeria? Personally, I believe there are several legal arguments on the need for such a ministry at the Federal Govt level, notwithstanding the 2013 Supreme Cou...

So, my submission is that with, or without, a Federal Ministry of Tourism, it is beneficial to have one in Nigeria. For starters, within the context of legal righ...

Jos Carnival Heralds Peace and Tourism on the Plateau

Jos Carnival Heralds Peace and Tourism on the Plateau

The third edition of the prestigious Jos Carnival held on the clement weathered city from Saturday April 20th to Monday April 22nd 2019. The carnival lived up to the expectations of participants who travelled from different States around Ni...

Unlike the inaugural Jos Carnival, this year’s Carnival was made even more breathtaking and fulfilled by the participation of neighbouring States’ cultural troupes...

FTAN Condemns Killing of Tourists in Kajuru Castle, Calls for Tourism Police

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) unequivocally condemns the dastard attack on Kajuru Castle and the killing of 2 tourists at the popular reso...

Communique: Tourism and Culture Agencies Need to Make Their Presence Felt - ANJET

The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) in collaboration with National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) and Nigerian Tourism Development Cor...

Miss Apex Queen Nigeria 2019 for May 11

Preparations are in top gear for the hosting of this year’s edition of Miss Apex Queen Nigeria 2019. The beauty pageant, which made its entry into the Nigerian pagea...

Nigeria's Leading Tourism & Transport Expo to Hold in Abuja

The second edition of the prestigious International Tourism Transport Summit And Expo is scheduled to hold at the international Conference Centre Abuja from 29th to ...

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FTAN partners NCAC to Promote Nigeria’s Cultural Tourism Products

FTAN partners NCAC to Promote Nigeria’s Cultural Tourism Products

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: August-12-2017 | Category: Featured
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The executive members of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) continued their Nigeria Tourism Sensitization dr...

FTAN OPENS NEW NATIONAL SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA

FTAN OPENS NEW NATIONAL SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA

Written By: David Mbonu | Published: July-23-2017 | Category: Featured
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The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has announced the opening of their new secretariat in Abuja’s highbrow ar...

We Would Partner Government to Guarantee Expanded Revenue Generation From Tourism - FTAN President

We Would Partner Government to Guarantee Expanded Revenue Generation From Tourism - FTAN President

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: July-12-2017 | Category: Featured
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Question: Congratulations on your recent election as the President of FTAN. What is FTAN and who are the current members of FTAN? ...

BADAGRY, THE BEGINNING OF NIGERIAN HISTORY

BADAGRY, THE BEGINNING OF NIGERIAN HISTORY

Written By: David Mbonu | Published: July-06-2017 | Category: OPINIONS
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I don’t know how you will feel when you hear the phrase “the place of no return” that is exactly where am taking you to right now....

New FTAN President Calls for Tourism Template in Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business

New FTAN President Calls for Tourism Template in Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business

Written By: Joesef Karim | Published: July-02-2017 | Category: Featured
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The newly elected FTAN President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo at the 20th Annual General Meeting and Elections held at Nanet Suites Abuja, o...

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GLOBAL TOURISM

African Tourism Destinations in the 21st Century

African Tourism Destinations in the 21st Century

By 2030 consumer spending on tourism, hospitality, and recreation in Africa is projected to reach nearly $261.77 billion per year—this represents a near 53 percent increase over the $137.87 billion generated by tourism in 2015. T...

African Nations Harp on Regional Integration at WTM Berlin

Projected growth in tourism traffic into Africa has exposed the need for regional integration that will assist to effectively position African products on the international market. This is the sentiment agreed by African nations ...

UNWTO: International Tourists Arrivals Grows to 1.4 bn in 2018

The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published Monday by the World Tourism Organization. The increase was driven by travel to southern Europe, the Middl...

Cultural Tourism Sustains Communities and Living Heritage - UNWTO/UNESCO

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded today in Istanbul, T...

African Tourism Board to Launch at WTM London 2018

The African Tourism Board is set to be launched at the World Travel Market on Monday, November 5, 14:00,  Excel London World Travel Market North Gallery Room 4. Already a number of African travel and tourism companies have joined ...

NIGERIA TOURISM

ATBOWATON Re-strategizes and Elect New Executives Members

ATBOWATON Re-strategizes and Elect New Executives Members

Association of Tourism Boats Operators and Water Transporters(ATBOWATON) Lagos branch has inaugurated new members of the executive council to run its affairs for the next three years.Sworn in Lagos to rebrand and restructure the a...

Nigeria's NOK Museum Upgrade to Boost Culture and Heritage Tourism

The Nigerian government is to upgrade and explore new ways to make the Museum in NOK Community in Kaduna State, North-Western Nigeria a tourist hub as a way of diversifying the country’s economy. Nigeria’s Minister of Science and ...

Africa: Uganda Brands as a Sex Tourism Destination

Recently, the Ugandan President Mr. Kaguta Museveni accused the tourism ministry of failing to attract more tourist in the country. In 2017, about 1.3 tourists visited Uganda bringing in 1.4 billion dollars in revenue. The Ugandan...

Lagos State Roll Out 2019 Calendar of Art Events

The Lagos State Government has released the 2019 calendar of arts, culture and entertainment events, an annual listing meant to guide local and foreign tourists as well as journalists and the general public into the rich cultural ...

One Lagos Fiesta - Mr. Ayodeji Omoboye Receives Car Prize

Lagos State Government, earlier this week, presented a brand new Car to the winner of the star prize in 2018 OLF raffle draw, Ayodeji Omoboye, a resident of Igbogbo in Ikorodu at a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts a...

HOSPITALITY NEWS

Nigeria Partnering With UNWTO To Implement Tourism Masterplan - Minister

Nigeria Partnering With UNWTO To Implement Tourism Masterplan - Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his ministry is partnering with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in the implementation of the National Tourism Development Masterplan, in ...

SHERATON Lagos Hotel to Host FEMI KUTI in a Live Concert

SHERATON Lagos Hotel will host the living legend Femi Kuti, live in concert, on 22nd September, 2018. Curated in partnership with media and entertainment company Chocolate City Group, the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, i...

BETTER WAYS TO TRAVEL WITH KIDS

Travel can be an enlightening and eye-opening experience for children of all ages: there are new foods, experiences and sights, not to mention quality family time. But travelling with children can also be an overwhelming propositi...

New Renaissance Lagos hotel and Marriott executive apartments

The 25 floor hotel will feature the 216 room full service Renaissance Lagos Hotel and 44 room Marriott Executive Apartment offering extended stay apartments with space, ambience and the privacy of residential living.  LAGOS, Nige...

Lawyers Oppose States’ Regulation of Hotels

Can the National Assembly make a law on an issue already decided by the Supreme Court? No, say senior lawyers. They argue that the Senate’s bid to empower a federal agency to regulate hotel operations and related businesses was co...

AVIATION NEWS

Nigeria & Cape Verde Agree to Operate Direct Flights

Nigeria & Cape Verde Agree to Operate Direct Flights

The federal government has hinted on the discussion with Cape Verde on plans to begin air transport relationship in line with existing Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between the two countries. Nigeria’s Minister of State f...

Nigerian Airports to Diversify into Non-Aeronautic Services

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has set up a committee to map out plans to boost revenue generation for the agency,  especially from non-aeronautical business. Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, disclos...

Aviation: Nigeria Bans Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 Aircrafts

The Nigerian government has banned the Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying in the country. The decision is coming days after a Boeing 737 Max-8 plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed in Addis Ababa, on its way to Nairobi, ...

Port Harcourt Airport Costs $600m, to Process 7 Million Passengers Annually

The minister of state on Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said the Port Harcourt international airport project was funded through the China-Exim bank loan of $500m with a US $100m counterpart fund facility. “At the time this adminis...

Ethiopian Crowned Best Airlines in Africa Award, for the 7th Consecutive year

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star global airline has won 2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award for the 7th year in a row from African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The award was ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Furore Over Astronomical Costs of Abuja Carnival

Furore Over Astronomical Costs of Abuja Carnival

The 2019 edition of Abuja cultural carnival will gulp N82.109 million, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. The yearly carnival meant to showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage is coo...

Nigeria: Top 10 Nollywood Movies in 2018

More Nigerian filmmakers are pushing boundaries when it comes to content creation and distribution. In 2018, several films showcased at international platforms such as the Toronto Film Festival. As we applaud the strides made, her...

Canadian-Nigerian Film-Maker Wins Film Contest

A film, Sweet Revenge, produced by a Nigerian-Canadian film director, Pascal Atuma,   has won this year’s Kevin Hart’s North American Film Competition.  A total of 654 films were submitted for the short films competition. A jury m...

TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS NIGERIANS IN ART, MUSIC AND SCULPTURE

NO. 1: Keziah Jones A Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He describes his musical style as "Blufunk", which is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms. Also his Nigerian roots in Yoruba music and sou...

TOURISM: LAGOS SET TO HOST 2017 BEAUTY PAGEANT

Lagos the commercial and busiest city in West Africa, and arguably the busiest in the entire African continent, is set to hold tourism, Art and Culture pageant come September this year. Lagos is known for her business tourism pote...

SPORTS NEWS

Market analyst identifies the major Market players of the Global Sports Tourism in Africa

Market analyst identifies the major Market players of the Global Sports Tourism in Africa

The Global Sports Tourism Market Report By Marketdesk.org scrutinizes the overall market synopsis globally, their restraining factors, drivers, major challenges, opportunities, latest trends to stabilize the global Sports Tourism .

WAFU CUP: Nigeria Won and Lost to Ghana Again

The hosts defeated bitter rivals Nigeria with 4-1 on yesterday night to clinch the title at the Cape Coast Stadium. The Black Stars took the lead in the 44th minute of play, with Sarfo Kwadwo punishing slack defending from the Sup...

Nigeria to host UNWTO CAF 2018

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to host African Tourism Ministers under the aegis of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission on Africa (CAF) next year....

OKAGBERE OTHERS RACED NIGERIA TO VICTORY

The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) held in Delta State Nigeria has seeing some of our Nigerian athletes flying the Nigeria flag high above their shoulders with a strong determination.  And this they showed in their perfo...

TWO HOSTS, ONE GAME, ONE TOURNAMENT

The acronym FIBA was originally coined out from French name Fédération Internationale de Basket-Ball. FIBA Africa confirmed on Friday night 30th of June, 2017 that Tunisia and Senegal will jointly host FIBA AfroBasket 2017 from S...

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TRANSPORTATION

Lagos State: Badagry seaport project on front burner

The Lagos State government on Thursday said that it had not abandoned its plan to construct a seaport in the ancient town of Badagry. Governor Babatunde Fashola gave the ...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

Coscharis brings Sixt car rental to Nigeria

Coscharis Motors and German car rental firm, SIXT A.G, have entered into a new partnership aimed at improving tourism and the logistic activities in the country through a...

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BUSINESS TOURISM

African Union plans trade bloc

African Union member states agreed this week to form a single, continent-wide free trade area by 2017. The 18th Ordinary Session of the AU wrapped up in Addis Ababa on Mo...

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