Tuesday April 28th, 2015
Tuesday April 28th, 2015
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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:42 am   /   Comments

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:05 am   /   Comments

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:38 am   /   Comments

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:37 am   /   Comments

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:09 am   /   Comments

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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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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:00 am   /   Comments

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:32 am   /   Comments

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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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“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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Beach holidays 2015: Best beaches in Lagos

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:22 am   /   Comments

File photo: *Holiday makers at the Bar Beach.

For those who are big fan of the ocean or those dreaming of that weekend in a very serene environment that will link them directly with nature, Lagos is a most visit destination this year with several beaches from which to choose.

Lagos state is blessed with Oceanic splendour and offers various beaches both private and public where you can have a special time out. Below are the best beaches in Lagos.

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Calabar Carnival: Celebration time @ 10

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PARTICIPANT AT   CARNIVAL CALABAR 2014 GRAND FINALE  ON SATURDAY.

Calabar has become the pride of Nigeria as far as tourism, carnivals and hospitality are concerned. Calabar Carnival is a unique display of African heritage, showcased through music, dance, drama and visual creativity, which is reflected in the design of floats, costumes and make up. Since inception, this festival has grown tremendously in popularity and scope.

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Our plans for development of tourism manpower — DG NIHOTOUR

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:59 am   /   Comments

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For tourism to eventually take its rightful place and compete favourably at the international level, the issue of manpower training, retraining and development of the workforce must be taken very seriously.

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Why we need tourism bond — Mbanefo

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:01 am   /   Comments

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The Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Sally Mbanefo is a barrister at law, a banker and a technocrat. Since her assumption of office at the tourism house, she has not hidden her desire to attract investment into the sector .

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Poor turnout mars 2014 Abuja carnival

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:28 am   /   Comments

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By Caleb Ayansina with agency report When President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration in 2004 conceived the ideal of having a carnival in Abuja yearly, it was meant to promote domestic tourism and attract foreign tourists alike to the nation’s capital city. It was envisage that the carnival which later became known as Abuja carnival was to

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Inagbe Resorts: Jewel on the Island

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:23 am   /   Comments

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Please, this type of trip is not meant for people like us-o”, John was heard telling the boat rider as he was handed a life jacket as he made to enter the boat that was set to ferry us to one of the Islands in Lagos on a tour of a new resort.

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Why Nigerians should travel to South Africa —Pitso

  /   in Travel & Tourism 1:55 am   /   Comments

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South African Tourism team was at the recently concluded Akwaaba Africa Travel Market held in Lagos The team led by Hloni Pitso, SAT Regional Manager, West Africa truly showcased the rainbow country as a must visit destination for Nigeria and West Africa travellers.

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Govt releases result of classified hotels in Lagos

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has made public the result of the hotels classification exercise done by the state government for hotels operating in the state.

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Why we focus on agro-tourism development — FG

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The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a private body, Afro Intercontinental Connects, to organise ‘All African Drinks, Beverages, Foods, Machineries and Allied Products Festival’ tagged Afridrinkfest, to promote Agro-Tourism in the country.

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NIHOTOUR plans partnership with Lagos on tourism

  /   in Travel & Tourism 11:45 am   /   Comments

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The National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) has disclosed plans to partner Lagos State Government to develop the tourism and hospitality industry in the state.

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Akwaaba travel show sells Nigeria as tourism destination

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:41 am   /   Comments

Stakeholders in the African travel and tourism sector gathered in Lagos for three days to brainstorm on ways to promote and improve the travel tourism sector in West African at the annual Akwaaba African Travel Market which ended Tuesday.

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The gods protect traders’ wares in Mfum, Spirit arrests gari thieves

  /   in Travel & Tourism 6:22 pm   /   Comments

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WHEN a traveller hinted that there was a community in Niger Delta where traders do not pack their wares home after the day’s business, but just cover them with waterproofs and other materials, it sounded too real to be true in this evil era.

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