Tourism Sector Contributed About N800billion to the Lagos GDP in 2017- Ambode

Written by  |  Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM


Passport Scarcity Worsens As Immigration Owes Foreign Printers

Written by  |  Friday, 13 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

The scarcity of Nigerian passports at immigration offices nationwide has worsened with resultant hardship for citizens intending to procure the document for overseas travel.

Plateau is Safe, Open, Ready for Tourists and Investors - NATOP

Written by  |  Friday, 13 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

The elective Annual General Meeting of the National Association Tour Operators (NATOP) held in Jos, Plateau State was not only an event to change and renew the practical commitment of the leadership of the only tour and destinations’ experience promoters, but also to strategically joined the host state in it new direction to regain it ace as one of the foremost tourism capital of Nigeria.

FTAN Partners NBS & NTDC for Nigeria Tourism

Written by  |  Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

Umbrella body of Nigerian travel and tourism operators, the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), has said it is collaborating with Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and others to boost the sector.

National President of FTAN, Mallam Rabo Saleh, made this know when he addressed newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.

Saleh said that with his appointment as NTDC board member, he would ensure positive and effective collaborations to move tourism forward.

“It is a good step because government cannot run the tourism sector alone; there is absolute need for the private sector to be carried along.

“We are going to do everything possible to ensure that tourism is given priority and placed in a right position to attract tourists from across the world.

Active Phone Lines Hit 146Million In Nigeria-NCC

Written by  |  Sunday, 08 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the number of active mobile phone lines in the country rose to 146 million in January 2018, an increase of 2,233,467 lines from the 144,631 recorded in December 2017.

Tourism Created 7 Million Jobs in 2017 - WTTC

Written by  |  Sunday, 01 April 2018 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

The annual Economic Impact Research from the World Travel & Tourism Council, released today, shows that tourism was responsible for the creation of seven million new jobs worldwide last year.

The report also shows that 2017 was a bumper year for the global sector, which grew at 4.6 per cent, much faster than the economy as a whole, which recorded growth of three per cent during 2017.

Gloria Guevara, WTTC president, said: “Travel creates jobs, drives economic growth and helps build better societies.

“Our research shows that our sector was responsible for the creation of one in five of all jobs globally.

“In the last few years, governments around the world are realising the extraordinary benefits of tourism and I congratulate them for taking steps to maximise the potential of our sector.” 

Fire burnt down the NCAC Arts & Crafts Village in Abuja

Written by  |  Saturday, 16 December 2017 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

Yesterday, December 15th 2017 will go down in history as sad day for itinerant tourism souvenir sellers in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. The popular Arts and Crafts market located in the Wuse zone of Abuja was gutted by fire with immense lose of property. A reporter for Nigeria Travel Digest that visited the scene reports that 15 shops, about 60% of the shops, in the iconic Arts and Craft Village were burnt to smithereens.

Nigeria Culture & Tourism Ministry Generated only 500 Thousand Naira in 2017

Written by  |  Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:00  |  Published in BUSINESS TOURISM

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said the Culture and Tourism Sectors have recorded gross shortfall in revenue generation in 2017. Mohammed said only N500, 000 was generated in 2017 as against the N620, 000 generated in 2016.

This was revealed yesterday during the 2018 Budget defense of the ministry before the Senate Committee on Culture and Tourism. Mohammed said: “In 2016 fiscal year, the culture sector generated N620, 000 which has since been remitted to the Consolidated Revenue Fund, Mohammed said.”

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