Monday March 30th, 2015
Monday March 30th, 2015
Latest

ESCAPE: Sights of Jigawa

  /   in Travel & Tourism 10:08 pm   /   Comments

Dutse-airport

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.

Read More →
Latest

Our model for tourism devt in Osun – Daniyan

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:02 am   /   Comments

tour-a

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.

Read More →
Latest

FAAN partners Air Force on airport security

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:09 am   /   Comments

Mi 35 Helicopter Gunship

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.

Read More →
Latest

FG to ground private jets with foreign registration

  /   in Travel & Tourism   /   Comments

jet1

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.

Read More →
Latest

Multiple charges plague aviation industry — Unuigbe

  /   in Travel & Tourism   /   Comments

aviation

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.

Read More →
Latest

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.

Read More →
Latest

Every Hotel’s return on investment is a return stay

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:00 am   /   Comments

Eko-hotel

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

Read More →
Latest

Funding is the greatest challenge to tourism training – Balogun

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:32 am   /   Comments

tourism

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.

Read More →
Latest

Funding is the greatest challenge to tourism training – Balogun

  /   in Travel & Tourism   /   Comments

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

Read More →
Latest

From wilderness, Olisa returns with Efforts

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:19 am   /   Comments

Efforts-pix

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.

Read More →
Latest

Heritage parade of colours, celebration of culture in Port Harcourt

  /   in Travel & Tourism 4:27 pm   /   Comments

carnirivpix1

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.

Read More →
Latest

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.

Read More →
Latest

Calabar Carnival: Celebration time @ 10

  /   in Travel & Tourism 8:48 pm   /   Comments

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.

Read More →
Latest

Our plans for development of tourism manpower — DG NIHOTOUR

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:59 am   /   Comments

tour

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.

Read More →
Latest

Why we need tourism bond — Mbanefo

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:01 am   /   Comments

mbanefo

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 .

Read More →
Latest

Poor turnout mars 2014 Abuja carnival

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:28 am   /   Comments

carnivalcal

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

Read More →
Latest

Inagbe Resorts: Jewel on the Island

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:23 am   /   Comments

tour

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.

Read More →
Latest

Why Nigerians should travel to South Africa —Pitso

  /   in Travel & Tourism 1:55 am   /   Comments

tourism

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.

Read More →
Latest

Govt releases result of classified hotels in Lagos

  /   in Travel & Tourism   /   Comments

Eko-hotel

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.

Read More →
Latest

Why we focus on agro-tourism development — FG

  /   in Travel & Tourism   /   Comments

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.

Read More →
Latest

NIHOTOUR plans partnership with Lagos on tourism

  /   in Travel & Tourism 11:45 am   /   Comments

tourism

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.

Read More →
Latest

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.

Read More →
Latest

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.

Read More →
Latest

Beholdthe124-yr-old Storey building in Ikwerreland

  /   in Travel & Tourism   /   Comments

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,

Read More →
Latest

What Golden Tulip, Warri brings to market—GM

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:00 am   /   Comments

Tulip-hotel

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.

Read More →
Latest

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.

Read More →
Latest

Lilygate redefining hotel business in Lagos

  /   in Travel & Tourism   /   Comments

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.

Read More →
Latest

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.

Read More →
Latest

Abraka turf club, the diamond in Delta

  /   in Travel & Tourism   /   Comments

tour1

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.

Read More →
Latest

We have abundant opportunities in tourism sector — Stakeholders

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:21 am   /   Comments

D'banj-tourism

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.

Read More →
Latest

Old Oyo Park: Where history blends with nature

  /   in Travel & Tourism 1:53 pm   /   Comments

old-oyo

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.”

Read More →
Latest

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.

Read More →