Friday January 30th, 2015
Friday January 30th, 2015
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Kano tourist attractions make national monument list

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:03 am   /   Comments

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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Eko-hotel

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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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:19 am   /   Comments

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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

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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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Maize Farm

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

Mfom market

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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Beholdthe124-yr-old Storey building in Ikwerreland

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Beholdthe124-yr-old Storey building in Ikwerreland

By Davies Iheamnachor RUMUJI—BUILT over a century ago, it is the oldest storey-building standing at Mgbuomodu, Rumuji community, Emohua Local Government Area, Rivers State. It is also believed to be the oldest of its kind in Ikwerreland. Some people are of the view that it should be the oldest of such structures in the state. Although,

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 9:53 pm   /   Comments

*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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 6:00 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:21 am   /   Comments

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 1:53 pm   /   Comments

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:59 am   /   Comments

President Jonathan

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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:06 am   /   Comments

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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:28 am   /   Comments

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:50 am   /   Comments

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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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