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Tourism Devt. Fund: Private sector should take lead – Adejuwon

Plans by the Federal Government of Nigeria to float a Tourism Development Fund, as one of the steps aimed at tackling paucity of funds in the sector has been described as the best option to funding tourism projects much as the industry is basically private sector’s inclined and entirely business oriented. Dr. Franklin Adejuwon, a Sustainable Tourism Expert, made this assertion while reacting to the statements credited to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, Mrs. Nkechi Ejele, that President Muhammadu Buhari has advised that they should establish Tourism Development Fund to help in the growth of the sector.

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Tourists at Osun festival

Devotees, tourists celebrate yet another Osun festival

THE frenzy of activity in the ancient town of Osogbo last week Friday was indescribable as devotees of Osun as well as lovers of culture trooped out for yet another celebration of goddess of Osun river. The celebration of the Osun festival dates back to the 13th century and has grown to become the most famous of all traditional festivals in the South-Western part of the country.

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Aerial view of the reception area of Tinapa Resort.

Destinations for children during summer break

Children love a picnic, even when you are having it in your own backyard. Luckily you don’t have to look far for an ideal setting, La Campagne Tropicana Beach resort offers an ideal setting for a memorable family picnic. The resort located in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State offers a unique blend of natural environments which include a fresh water lake, accessible mangrove forest, a savannah, extensive sandy beach and the warm Atlantic sea.

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Mark Loxley, Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel’s GM with some guests at a cocktail in the hotel.

Hoteliers look forward to better business later this year – Loxley

THE hospitality sub sector of the tourism industry in Nigeria is hopeful that the second half of this year will be better because of the renewed hope in the country’s economy after the last general election. The hospitality sector had it so rough last year because of the Ebola and security issues that plagued the country as well as the heightened fear about the last elections in the country.

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Etienne Gailliez, General Manager, Transcorp Hilton Abuja with other managers holding the awards

Transcorp Hilton Abuja shines at World Travel awards

“To win the World Travel Awards in five categories is unprecedented in Nigeria and we are delighted that our efforts at delivering world class experiences consistently to our Guests are recognised and appreciated. It is a fitting reward for the hard work and dedication of our Team Members especially in the past year. The awards are, therefore, dedicated to all our Team Members”, Etienne concluded.

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Pool side of  Flourish  Resort

Flourish Wellness resort redefining leisure in Gambia

Flourish Wellness Resort is one of its top rated hospitality properties, a luxury boutique property, which besides its leisure appeal, is classified as Africa’s number one wellness and health resort, as it offers patrons premium wellness facilities and services while basking in the euphoria of its well crafted facilities and professionally delivered services.

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Tourism great tool for job creation — Oyintiloye

The House of Assembly member representing Obokun Constituency of Osun State, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has said investments in Culture and Tourism by governments would boost job creation and the economy. Speaking weekend at this year’s Obokun Festival in Ibokun, Osun state, Oyintiloye said tourism development would not only serve as alternative source of income, but would also reinforce the fight against social vices as well as help address societal ills by instilling high moral standards, and cultural values.

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Govt urged to strengthen tourism institutions

The National President of Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP ), Mr. Nkereuwem Onug has urged the new government to focus on strengthening the various tourism institutions in the country so as to derive maximum economic benefits in the sector. He said as a way of taking off there is the need to seek for those with knowledge of the industry so as to close the knowledge gap being experienced now.

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London remains world’s most popular tourist destination

London is projected to welcome 18.82 million international visitors in 2015 putting the capital ahead of Bangkok in the Mastercard’s annual destinations cities index. It’s the second year running that London will be topping the Global Destinations Cities Index, which provides an in-depth ranking of the 132 most travelled cities from around the world.

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