Diamond Holiday Travel, DHT, a travel service network marketing company, has concluded plans to reward its partners who have qualified from the participation in the multi-level marketing activities with cars and houses during its 3rd African convention to be held in Lagos.
The Kwara State administration of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed is putting tourism in the front burner as a major source of revenue for government.
He has kept faith with his childhood dreams of being an hotelier, today, Mr Richard ROBAIX, is the General Manager of the First Ibis Hotel in Nigeria, Ibis Lagos Airport. Robaix has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry working in different parts of the world. He has spent seven of those years here in Nigeria working for major hotels. In this interview, he talks about the hospitality industry, the tourism industry and concluding that the new visa policy will boost the country’s tourism. Here is an excerpt .
LUCIEN Hounsa is a proud chef. His father was a chef and his eldest son is also a chef. Though he never dreamt of being one, but his father’s insistence forced him into the profession in his native country of Benin Republic. Today, Lucien Hounsa is the Executive Chef of Ibis Hotel, Lagos with experience garnered over forty years in different African countries.
As Nigerians eagerly await the relaunch of DAAR Communications pay Television, DAARSAT, the management of the organisation has promised to dedicate one channel to the broadcast of tourism and culture related programs.
Gbenga X-adebija has travelled widely in the course of working at Cadbury Schweppes, where he led many strategic initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resources, Organizational Culture, Marketing, and Corporate Communication among others.
Lagos State government’s intention to use the annual Black Heritage festival to boost tourism is yielding fruits as the boat regatta held last week drew tourists from far and near.
Lagos state is gradually becoming the city to be for Easter as the annual Lagos Black Heritage Festival has continued to attract tourists to the state.
A whooping 21 million people comprising of Lagos residents and visitors are expected at this year’s edition of the Black Heritage Festival in Lagos
…’Sango Festival has nothing to do with being a Muslim or a Christian’…
Few eyelids were raised in the ancient town of Ede in Osun State when he was announced as the 13th Timi five years ago. The expectation had been that someone from one of the five major ruling houses was going to be chosen as the town’s paramount ruler, but, according to Oba Muniru Adesola Lawal, Laminisa 1, God threw him up from a minor ruling house.
The Lagos State Government has concluded arrangements to construct a holiday market in Badagry, Mr Ashamu Fadipe, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism and Intergovernmental Relations, said.
It is often said that a race that forgets its past will sooner die, and that a glimpse of our past gives an insight into what we are today and even potential future. A visit to the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos recently brings to life all of the leaders that have one way or the other shaped the history of Nigeria.
General Manager, Sheraton Hotel and Spa, the Gambia, Marc Wozniak, is an experience hotelier who has spent over three decades in the hospitality industry. Before berthing in the Gambia in 2011, he has worked in Europe, US, UK, Asia, Africa with renowned brands like Starwood, Intercontinental, Regeant, Accor, LHW, Boutique and Independent Hotels.
He took interest in cooking while staying with one of his brothers where he did all the cooking. He later went for training in Catering and today, Taiwo Ojo, is the Senior Chef at the Lagos Airport Hotel. In this interview with JIMOH BABATUNDE, he shares his experience as a chef among other issues. Excerpt:
Prof. Shamsudeen Amali, the Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, has urged the Federal Government to harness Nigeria’s traditional system in the quest for good governance.
The General Manager of Lagos Airport Hotel, Kayode Adenigba, is a seasoned administrator and hotelier. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on the country’s hospitality industry as well as the gains and the challenges of hospitality industry. Here is an excerpt.
It is another Christmas again, excitements everywhere as people are expecting the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Tourist areas, beaches, amusement parks, cinemas, all fully decorated and filled with fun, excitement and merriment.
This year’s Rivers State carnival, CARNIRIV, which ended last weekend in Port Harcourt metropolis was many things- music, colour, movement, but above all, it was the spectacle of the tribes.
The Vice President, Namadi Sambo, captured the essence of the annual Abuja Carnival that ended Tuesday night at the Eagle Square in the Federal Capital, when he said “The laudable dreams that gave birth to the carnival have continued to motivate its annual celebration, anchored on the recognition that there exists a nexus between culture and the economic and technological growth of a nation.
About 48,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international journalists from all over the world gathered last week in Custom House, ExCel, and London for the biggest travel and tourism event, the World Travel Market (WTM).
This year’s edition of the River State carnival, CARNIRIV, will be a commemorative edition, and it has been titled CARNIRIV 2012 Port Harcourt 100 Edition in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the existence of Port Harcourt.
The innovations and aggressive promotion of Nigeria’s tourist destinations have earned the country a place on the International Council for the Promotion of Tourism (ICPT).
CONTROVERSIAL Sunburn Yacht Hotel, bought from England and moored at the Marina Beach front, in Lagos few years back, described as the “Pride of London and Great Britain,” but which has been lying as the “waste of Lagos” due to its present derelict state, is expected to leave the shores of Lagos soon.
The Osun Osogbo annual international festival is a celebration of culture and fulfillment of the pledge between a people and a goddess. It underscores a long history that revolves around early settlers of the town, Osogbo, who came very close to a river as a result of drought from their initial place of dwelling; hence they decided to settle in the thick forest.
SAWUBONA!” I tried my limited knowledge of Zulu language on the driver of the tour bus that met us at Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday 30 August.“Nikoona,” he enthused in reply. I was not done yet.
THE Langham Hotel, London has remained focus to the ideal behind its construction as an elegant, glamorous and grand hotel in 1865. It has also not lost the legendary afternoon tea served at the dazzling Palm Court that has remained its signature for over 140 years.
Thomas Preidelt, an Austrian , came to Transcorp Hilton Hotel , Abuja as Executive Chef recently with wealth of experience spanning over ten years as Sous Chef with Langham Hilton Hotel, London. He also worked as Executive Chef in Munich City and Poland.
Possession of a Nigeria passport is undoubtedly imperative for every Nigeria citizen, either in readiness for an intended travel outside the Country or as proof to show that he/she is a bonafide citizen of Nigeria.
Virtue is the one and only nobility, according to Juvenal, a Roman poet. That was what flashed through my mind when an 88 year-old monarch, Obi James Ikechukwu Anyasi II, the Obi of the ancient kingdom of Idumeje-Unor in Aniocha North local government area of Delta State began to share the secret behind his longevity, why he is waxing stronger day by day despite his age.