Friday November 28th, 2014
Friday November 28th, 2014
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Poor turnout mars 2014 Abuja carnival

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:05 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. 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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