Tuesday June 30th, 2015
Tuesday June 30th, 2015
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Flourish Wellness resort redefining leisure in Gambia

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Pool side of  Flourish  Resort

Flourish Wellness Resort is one of its top rated hospitality properties, a luxury boutique property, which besides its leisure appeal, is classified as Africa’s number one wellness and health resort, as it offers patrons premium wellness facilities and services while basking in the euphoria of its well crafted facilities and professionally delivered services.

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Tourism great tool for job creation — Oyintiloye

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The House of Assembly member representing Obokun Constituency of Osun State, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has said investments in Culture and Tourism by governments would boost job creation and the economy. Speaking weekend at this year’s Obokun Festival in Ibokun, Osun state, Oyintiloye said tourism development would not only serve as alternative source of income, but would also reinforce the fight against social vices as well as help address societal ills by instilling high moral standards, and cultural values.

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Govt urged to strengthen tourism institutions

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The National President of Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP ), Mr. Nkereuwem Onug has urged the new government to focus on strengthening the various tourism institutions in the country so as to derive maximum economic benefits in the sector. He said as a way of taking off there is the need to seek for those with knowledge of the industry so as to close the knowledge gap being experienced now.

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London remains world’s most popular tourist destination

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London is projected to welcome 18.82 million international visitors in 2015 putting the capital ahead of Bangkok in the Mastercard’s annual destinations cities index. It’s the second year running that London will be topping the Global Destinations Cities Index, which provides an in-depth ranking of the 132 most travelled cities from around the world.

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South Africa offering unique safaris

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Tayo Adelaja and Muhammed playing with one of the cubs

No cell phones in the public places on the train. “ We do not want you to be disturbed on the train. No wi fi on the train as you are here to relax.” That was Rohan Vos, the only person to own a private luxury train in Africa, while welcoming our team on board the Rovos luxury train from Durban to Pretoria.

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Durban : Beyond xenophobia, a city of delights

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South African Tourism boss, Thulani Nzima taking a jump at the Moses Mabhida Stadium

When the call came from TopCom if I will be willing to join them for this year’s Indaba Travel exhibition in South Africa, I asked to be given time to discus with my editor. Though , I was at home when the call came through, I told my wife that I might be travelling to Durban, South Africa. Before she uttered any word, my daughter who was sitting close by said ‘’Daddy, don’t you know what is happening there?’” . I asked what? Pretending not to know where she was heading for. She answered “ Xenophobia.”

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Hilton Hotel takes young Nigerians on career in hospitality

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Young writers who attended the NOAH’s ARK Creative Safari event.

Young Nigerians are benefiting from Hilton Hotel worldwide largest global career event showcasing the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry. Throughout the month of May, Hilton Worldwide hotels and corporate offices around the globe are hosting hundreds of events to inform those looking for employment, including young people, about the vast array of exciting opportunities available to all in the hospitality industry.

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South Africa seeks African co-operation to advance tourism course

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South Africa for three days brought together African tourism stakeholders to do business with the best tourism buyers from around the world as it hosted its 25th Tourism Indaba in Durban . The Indaba tourism show which ended Monday had over 1,000 exhibitors from 20 African countries, about 2,000 buyers from the world’s tourism source markets and about 750 members of the media.

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South African Airways enabler for tourism, driver of economic growth — Bezuidenhout

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The Acting Chief Executive of South African Airways (SAA), Nico Bezuidenhout, said the airline has specific and important role to play as an enabler for tourism and a driver of economic growth through trade. While speaking on the SAA’s continued support of the economy and tourism, he said “Tourism has always been and remains an important catalyst for growth in South Africa. It supports one in every 12 jobs in South Africa (SA) either directly or indirectly.”

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Why cruising is growing faster in leisure market — Soluade

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It is an easy and convenient way to travel. You unpack once and journey from port to remarkable port on any fleet of innovative ships. You will experience the best of the region you are visiting in one cruise vacation. There is nothing easier than simply waking up in the morning in the world’s most exciting and interesting cities. For example, on a 12-day Grand Mediterranean voyage you will visit nine ports of call including Barcelona, Istanbul, Athens, Rome, Venice and more.

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New novel ties African’s underdevelopment to retrogressive family system

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“Ali,” a new book by Ogbonna Nwokpoku, has been released by RoseDog Books.

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The Seychelles carnival: True melting pot of cultures

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Thousands of spectators lined the streets of Seychelles’ small capital city weekend to watch and cheer as over 50 colorful floats paraded for this fifth Carnaval International de Victoria.

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How we went about studying Nigeria food — Kenyan chef

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Mr. Alex Mwaura is a Kenyan national with over 28 years experience in the hospitality industry as a chef. Trained as an apprentice in the famous Kenya Utalii College in Kenya, Alex Mwaura has been a member of the opening team which has opened five Southern Sun hotels in various countries.

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INDABA 2015: Platform to optimise African tourism business growth — Nzima

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South Africans hold pictures of former South African president Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute following his death in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state. AFP PHOTO

The Chief Executive Officer, South African Tourism, Mr Thulani Nzima has said the annual INDABA billed to open next month is the single biggest platform for African tourism businesses to come and meet global buyer delegates. Speaking ahead of the opening, he said South African Tourism is working to make sure that INDABA 2015 exceeds the business expectations of both exhibitors and buyers.

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Exports from international tourism rise to $1.5trn in 2014

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A fully loaded truck in one of the inland dry ports in the sub-region, will be delayed, harassed for bribes by the numerous security agents along the region’s transport corridor before it gets to its destination.

International tourism receipts increased by US$ 48 billion in 2014 to reach a record US$ 1,245 billion. An additional US$ 221 billion was generated from international passenger transport, bringing total exports from international tourism up to US$ 1.5 trillion.

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How Nigeria, Serbia can consolidate on bi-national ties —Serbian Ambassador

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The Serbian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Jovan Maric, points out areas his country can improve on bi-national relationship with Nigeria.

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Discovering a different South Africa

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My first trip to South Africa was sometimes in 1994 shortly before the revered icon Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected black President of the country. I had gone on a one-week FAM trip sponsored by the defunct Air Afrique airline for their selected top selling travel agents. I was chosen in my capacity as a travel journalist to accompany the group.

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Kenya,Cross River State seek tourism cooperation

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Kenya Tourism Board has welcomed the opportunity to engage in close cooperation with the Cross River State of Nigeria and was hopeful to expand such cooperation across Nigeria.

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Olumirin waterfalls: Nature’s gift to Erin-Ijesha

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A visit to the State of the Living Spring, Osun state , is not complete for a tourist without a visit to Erin-Ijesa in Oriade local government. You might be wondering why a tourist will need to take such trip from the state capital, Osogbo, which is home to the popular Osun Osogbo festival and culture. The answer is not far fetched as Erin Ijesha is host to the popular Olumirin Waterfalls.

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Easter: FAAN cautions air travelers on airport rules

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As Christians celebrate Easter, air travellers in the country have been advised to adhere strictly to airport rules and regulations in order to have seamless trips.The General Manager, Corporate Communications, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati in an interview with some aviation correspondents on measures put in place by the organisation to ensure a hitch free passengers movement advised intending air passengers to take advantage of passenger service portal to plan their trips.

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Olumirin waterfalls: Nature’s gift to Erin-Ijesha

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A visit to the State of the Living Spring, Osun state , is not complete for a tourist without a visit to Erin-Ijesa in Oriade local government. You might be wondering why a tourist will need to take such trip from the state capital, Osogbo, which is home to the popular Osun Osogbo festival and culture. The answer is not far fetched as Erin Ijesha is host to the popular Olumirin Waterfalls.

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ESCAPE: Sights of Jigawa

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I arrived Dutse to meet a pleasant surprise. Well tarred roads, modern state secretariat, newly built high court, an airport and more. It was a city in haste to develop. Things no doubt, have changed around here and the current governor, Sule Lamido has seen to that. The last time I was here was over two decades ago. I took time to go round the city and to talk with the Director of Press. This is the gist I came back with. Enjoy it.

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Our model for tourism devt in Osun – Daniyan

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Tourism is becoming a critical instrument of furthering economic growth in developing countries, generating a large share of worldwide employment , it is estimated that over 10,000 new direct jobs will be created through tourism development programme.

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FAAN partners Air Force on airport security

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Ahead of the fourth-coming election in February 2015, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has called for partnership with the Nigerian Air Force to ensure that security is enhanced at the airport.

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FG to ground private jets with foreign registration

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The Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, on Tuesday said the Federal Government is to ground private jets registered in foreign numbers, but engage in commercial operations in the country.

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Multiple charges plague aviation industry — Unuigbe

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Chairman, Ministerial Committee on Aeronautical , Non-Aeronautical and Passenger Charges, Mr Ahonsi Unuigbe has revealed that the Nigerian Aviation industry is plagued by multiple charges which have put unnecessary burden on the travelling public. This is one of the highlights of the findings of the Committee.

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Kano tourist attractions make national monument list

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Kano city wall

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) recently requested the permission of the Kano State Emirate to establish an Islamic art museum at the defunct British Council’s premises in Kano.

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Every Hotel’s return on investment is a return stay

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Have you ever stayed in a hotel where what was supposed to be a pleasant experience turned nightmarish?

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Funding is the greatest challenge to tourism training – Balogun

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The newly appointed Director-General of the National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Mrs. Chika Balogun, organized a stakeholder meeting recently in Abuja. She took out time to speak on her vision for the institute, particularly in the area of producing the needed manpower for the tourism and hospitality industry.

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Funding is the greatest challenge to tourism training – Balogun

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Chika Balogun DG NIHOTOUR

“I love people, particularly those who are willing to give 110 per cent to see a project done. For me, the success of Nigeria is the success of each and every one of us.”—DG NIHOTOUR

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From wilderness, Olisa returns with Efforts

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AFTER his last exhibition in 2009 and the unfortunate incident that happened to him, (the assassination of his good friend and Curator of that exhibition), Anambra state born artist, Olisa Nwadiogbu embarked on what could be described as a wilderness journey. But last month, Olisa announced his return from the wilderness with a solo exhibition titled Efforts. The exhibition which is his fourth solo opened at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos State.

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Heritage parade of colours, celebration of culture in Port Harcourt

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Year 2014 would no doubt go down in history as a year of many major highlights in the entertainment industry. The year started off on a high note with events in different parts of the country: from reality TV shows and cultural displays to company sponsored gala shows and breath-taking performances by notable stars in the music, fashion, movies, sports and other creative industries.

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