Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
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What Golden Tulip, Warri brings to market—GM

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GOLDEN Tulip Warri Airport Hotel is the first assignment for Mr. Akram Daoud in Nigeria. Daoud has over 25 years stint in the sector having worked in his native country, Egypt; and later Switzerland and America with such international brands as Hilton and Accor. So, moving over to Golden Tulip recently and with a new property to grow, is a delight for him.

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Uniqueness of Ibadan, the South -West headquarters

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*Ibadan skyline

Ibadan, the largest city in West Africa is an ancient city in Oyo State. As a result of the unique way it plays its unique politics which has been tagged ‘Amala politics,’ it is often described as the political headquarters of Yorubaland, where amala is a popular dish.

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Lilygate redefining hotel business in Lagos

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The first cable-stayed bridge in West Africa, the Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge, stands out majestically at night from one of the rooms of a hotel that will soon be officially open.

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South Africa postpones new visa regulations

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South African’s Home Affairs department has announced the postponement of the planned implementation of the requirement for children under the age of 18 to present an unabridged birth certificate when applying for visas.

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Abraka turf club, the diamond in Delta

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What comes to the mind of many when the name, Abraka is mentioned is the University town in Delta, but there is a diamond that lies in the town that many have not explored.

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We have abundant opportunities in tourism sector — Stakeholders

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STAKEHOLDERS in the Nigeria Tourism stakeholders in Nigeria said that the country has enormous tourism potentials to turn the fortune of its economy around for good.

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Old Oyo Park: Where history blends with nature

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People come here with a mindset to see some big animals like Roan Antelope, Buffon, Buffalo, Bushbuck and a variety of birdlife. But this is not often the case as this park is more than fauna and flora.”

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Nigeria, Our Heritage project to sell Nigeria’s tourism — Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the ‘Nigeria, Our Heritage Project’ will overhauls the country’s image globally and promote the country’s tourism and cultural heritage.

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Tourism to offset sluggish South African economy

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Growth in the tourism sector, with its substantial job creation spin-offs, could act as a partial antidote to the sluggishness of the economy, South Africa Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom says.

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FG to use Nigerian dishes as cultural diplomacy — Duke

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ABUJA — Marking the 100 years of nationhood in grand style, the federal government recently told the fascinating story of the rich culinary and cultural heritage of Nigeria that have evolved over the years.

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Southern Sun sells Nigeria to South Africans

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Selected team of top South African journalists from the print and electronic media that were recently in Nigeria for a familiarization tour of the country has described Nigeria as a wonderful country.

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Southern Sun sells Nigeria to South Africans

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Selected team of top South African journalists from the print and electronic media that were recently in Nigeria for a familiarization tour of the country has described Nigeria as a wonderful country.

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Travelport rolls out new travel solutions

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Travelport, a leading travel service provider in distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, has reinforced its commitment to Nigeria with the launch of six new technology solutions to benefit the local travel industry.

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Nigeria’s domestic tourism worth $4b — Sally Mbanefo

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The Director General, Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) , Mrs. Sally Mbanefo, has revealed that Nigeria has about US$ 4billion domestic tourist market with the Diaspora market estimated at US $3billion annually.

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Brazil 2014: NTDC Fan Village to host 5,000 visitors

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THE Nigerian Tourism Corporation (NTDC) is set to explore the opportunities offered by the gathering of the World in Brazil to sell Nigeria’s domestic tourism to Nigerians, home and abroad, and also to foreigners.

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Jordan: Country enmeshed in history

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JIMOH BABATUNDE was part of selected Nigerian journalists that embarked on a journey across the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan courtesy of the country’s tourism board and the Royal Jordanian Airways.

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Chef training is like war zone — Chef Wisdom

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He started his journey as a chef from the bottom of the ladder as a Trainee with Transcorp Hilton Hotel after his secondary education in Ilorin, Kwara state. Today, Chef de Partie. Raji Ayodele Wisdom is number four in the Transcorp Hilton hotel’s kitchen hierarchy after further Kitchen management courses with The Hague Hilton University.

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Jordan beckons on religious tourists

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By JIMOH BABATUNDE Jordan holds different experience for different tourists.  The country has long been a destination not only for religious pilgrims, but also those interested in biblical and Middle Eastern history. The kingdom itself is so steeped in histories that to visit Jordan and ignore them is impossible. As part of a team that

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Jordan beckons on religious tourists

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Jordan holds different experience for different tourists. The country has long been a destination not only for religious pilgrims, but also those interested in biblical and Middle Eastern history.

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Why Okomu National Park is magical, natural — Oladipo

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:32 am   /   Comments

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OKOMU National Park “The pride of our natural heritage” is the smallest of the seven National Parks in Nigeria. The Park is a rainforest ecosystem gazetted from the former Okomu Forest reserve in 1935.

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Delta can survive on economic benefits of tourism —Prest

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A GOVERNORSHIP aspirant in Delta State, Mr. Tony Prest has said that he would ensure that the tourism potentials in the state are harnessed if elected governor, noting that the state could survive on the economic benefits of tourism.

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The Gambia ‘Roots’ and remnants of man’s inhumanity to man

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*Makasutu Culture Forest is located about 5 km to the north east of Brikama.It is a private eco-tourist reserve which is open to the public for full or half-day cultural guided eco-tours of the forest. Within the reserve there is the 5 star luxury eco-tourist lodge called Mandina Lodges which is right on the tributary within lush bush mangroves.

That the Gambia is fast becoming the most sought after destination in West Africa for various categories of holiday makers is undisputed.

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Tourists will be at peace with nature at Okomu — Oladipo

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OKOMU National Park “The pride of our natural heritage” is the smallest of the seven National Parks in Nigeria. The Park is a rainforest ecosystem gazetted from the former Okomu Forest reserve in 1935. The Park which is a good habitat for numerous endangered flora and fauna species is today threatened by illegal logging and

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The bold and loud Brazilian Lagos!

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From Bourdillion Road, through Falomo, to Awolowo Road, Ikoyi before berthing at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) the colours of the participants at the Lagos carnival 2014, called LASGIDI, on Easter Monday, reflected the glory of the rising sun and the variegated hues of the setting sun as they danced all the way.

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Why we are targeting Nigerian tourists — GM, Jordan Tourism

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To many the site where Jesus was baptised is in Israel, but the site has been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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Technology gives us edge over other hotels — Uzuagu

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In today’s Internet environment, when consumers can be their own booking agent by evaluating reviews and prices of hotels online, hotel owners are battling for competition while investing in state-of-the art-technology equipment

In this interview with Emeka Aginam, the Chief Executive Officer of EU Demordern Hotels & Suits, Ernest Uzuagu, says the success of hotels often depends on how it utilizes key factors like customer service, technology, cost control and product differentiation. Excerpt:

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‘It is never boring watching Dophins on River Gambia’

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Rachel Joyce is a Briton who feels at home in Africa. She runs the Pleasure Sports Gambia, the operator of a cruising boat on River Gambia. In this interview with JIMOH BABATUNDE during a cruise to Juffureh and Port James Island, the ancestral home of Kunta Kinte, she shares her travelling experience. Excerpt :

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Lagos Water Regatta set for Easter Sunday, promises fun fill event

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*A dancer troupe CARNIRIV

Lagosians home and abroad will once again converge at the waterfront pier on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi Lagos on Easter Sunday for the 5th edition of the Lagos Water Regatta; a fun filled water-based cultural sporting and recreational activity put together to showcase the aquatic splendour of the state.

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Our plan is to make Gambia year round destination – Joof

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:35 am   /   Comments

*Makasutu Culture Forest is located about 5 km to the north east of Brikama.It is a private eco-tourist reserve which is open to the public for full or half-day cultural guided eco-tours of the forest. Within the reserve there is the 5 star luxury eco-tourist lodge called Mandina Lodges which is right on the tributary within lush bush mangroves.

Since 1965 when a party of 300 Swedish tourists visited the Gambia, the tourism industry has grown tremendously making the sector a major income earner, but this is still a far cry from what the government wants to achieve.

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Domestic tourism: Mexico promises to work with NTDC

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The Mexico’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Marco Blanco has disclosed that his country is ready to partner with Nigeria to fast-track the development of tourism in the country.

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Jordan targets Nigeria’s religious tourists

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:16 am   /   Comments

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The Managing Director, Jordan Tourism Board, Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat, has disclosed that they are working hard to ease visa processing for Nigerians as they intend marketing the religious sites in Jordan.

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Ikeji festival: A boost to Nigeria’s culture

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In most villages in Nigeria, festivals are quite inevitable because they go a long way in entertaining and uniting the villagers. Some festivals, on the otherhand, have the capacity to draw attention from neighbouring villages or far beyond that. One of such is the Ikeji festival.

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