FTAN President, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, Passed Away. Featured

Written by  |  Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

Alhaji Rabo Saleh Kareem, the National President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) passed away early morning yesterday in his Abuja residence, after a protracted illness. The immediate family of Alhaji Rabo, confirmed his passing yesterday April 16th 2021.

Maiden 'Africa Tourism Day' Set for November 26, 2020

Written by  |  Thursday, 05 November 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

The maiden Africa Tourism Day will be held virtually on the 26th of Novemver 2020. The Africa Tourism Day is a newly created annual event which will be hosted rotationally amongst African countries or group of countries. The Africa Tourism Day will also feature a number of scintillating side events, including Photo Contest and Tree-Planting exercise which commenced on the 1st of November and culminate on the 24th of November 2020.

International Tourism Staggers Due to Travel Restrictions - UNWTO

Written by  |  Monday, 02 November 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

According to the newest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international arrivals plunged 81% in July and 79% in August, traditionally the two busiest months of the year and the peak of the Northern Hemisphere summer season. The drop until August represents 700 million fewer arrivals compared to the same period in 2019 and translates into a loss of US$ 730 billion in export revenues from international tourism. This is more than eight times the loss experienced on the back of the 2009 global economic and financial crisis.

PVCs Before Placards: Agenda for 2023

Written by  |  Monday, 26 October 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS
Placards are fabulous, but PVCs first. 
It’s been a past few days of revelation in my fatherland Nigeria. 
The supposedly lazy Nigerian youths have had the audacity, and most of all the energy to turn out enmasse in protest against police brutality, particularly the SARS who are notorious for their wanton abuse of the rights of the people they are meant to be protecting. 
In more than a few cases where youths have been profiled for simply looking good or having the latest gadgets and driving the best cars, lives have been lost and it is indeed about time that the people rise as one, the youths especially, and vent their anger in the form of protests. 

WTD 2020: We Will Showcase Grassroot Tourist Destinations - DG NIHOTOUR

Written by  |  Monday, 28 September 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

Message by the Director General of NIHOTOUR on World Tourism Day 2020

Tourism is one of the most transformative socio-economic endeavours in the world today. The industry is responsible for one in ten jobs in the world. Tourism is a leading Export Service and a major source of foreign exchange earning tool for nations’ international Balance of Payment.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has over the years sought to diversify the economy by developing a sustainable tourism industry, in partnership with the private sector. This is one of the main reasons why NIHOTOUR was established in 1987 as the flagship Hospitality and Tourism training institute in Nigeria and West Africa.

UNWTO and Google Hosts Tourism Acceleration Program for Africa

Written by  |  Thursday, 24 September 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when tourism will recover, people are starting to dream again of getaways whether closer to home or to remote destinations. As more and more people go online to search where and when they can travel, accelerating the digitalization of the tourism sector will be key to adapting to the new tourism reality.

That is why the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Google have partnered for an online Acceleration Program for UNWTO Member States' tourism ministers, top travel associations and tourism boards to further develop innovation and digital transformation skills.

Nigeria Immigration Service to Treat Travelers Professionally

Written by  |  Sunday, 13 September 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has assured that the Service will treat all travelers fairly, under the new visa regime. The Service Spokesperson of NIS, Mr Sunday James, recently disclosed this in Abuja on Friday September 11, 2020. The PRO also promised that the NIS will respect the fundamental rights of every traveler to the country. James said that the service would continue to practice citizens’ diplomacy with the new visa regime.

ECOWAS Strategize on Common Entry Visa

Written by  |  Friday, 07 August 2020 00:00  |  Published in GLOBAL TOURISM NEWS

Experts on visa issues drawn from member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), met in Abuja on the deployment of the regional visa otherwise known as ECOVISA.

The ECOVISA, according to the ECOWAS Commission, is billed to facilitate the seamless movement of citizens of ECOWAS member states in the region.

The commission added that the meeting which held virtually, among other issues, afforded the experts the opportunity to present and discuss additional, as well as proposed security features of the ECO document and the necessary accompanying measures for the implementation of the decision of the Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS on the matter.

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