Tuesday October 21st, 2014
Tuesday October 21st, 2014
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Jordanian’s airline begins Nigeria flights

  /   in Travel & Tourism 11:04 pm   /   Comments

The first flight of Royal Jordanian Airways landed in Lagos Wednesday morning marking the commencement of a regular service between Amman and Lagos thereby raising the number of the RJ destinations to 61 spanning over four continents.

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Expert urges FG to revive neglected tourism sites

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A tourism expert, Prof. Oladele Falade, has urged the Federal Government to provide more funds to revive activities in some tourism sites across the country.

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Centenary celebration’ll enhance nation’s unity, peace – Minister

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The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Chief Edem Duke, on Tuesday said the country’s centenary celebration is another means of promoting unity and peace in the country.

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The world awaits Fascinating Nigeria brand

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carnival-rivers

MANY tourist destinations in the world had ridden on the back of marketing slogans to attract tourists. The “Incredible India,” the marketing slogan, that attracted tourists to India from around the globe, also reportedly posted incredible results for its marketers.

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First Lady wants more investments in tourism

  /   in Travel & Tourism 10:29 pm   /   Comments

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, during the week, called for more investment in the tourism and hospitality industry to curb unemployment.

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Mambilla Plateau: The unexplored tourist haven

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Mambilla Plateau

THIS summer, like previous ones, affluent Nigerians will be trooping out of the country to visit tourist destinations in Europe and America, in complete disregard for lots of destinations in the country they do not even know about.

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Honest hotel worker gets surprise reward

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As you read this, a staff of Transcorp Hilton hotel, Abuja, Blessing Victor is studying in an aviation school in Lagos, free, as a reward for her honesty.

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Jordan, a Kingdom steeped in history, culture

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:03 am   /   Comments

Yousef Suleiman

Yousef Suleiman is a proud Jordanian, who is ready to sell the country as a tourist destination like a good sales person. It is not surprising, therefore, that he is here in Nigeria doing the ground work for the commencement of operations of the Royal Jordanian Airways. In this interview, he shares his views and expectations on the coming of the airline into the country and what they are going to offer the Nigerian travelling public. Excerpts.

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Tourism master plan implementation, Duke got it wrong – Adejuwon

  /   in Travel & Tourism 10:55 pm   /   Comments

Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Edem Duke, has come under attack for his statement that the Tourism master Plan prepared under former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has gone obsolete.

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FG develops tourism brand for Nigeria

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:04 am   /   Comments

‘The Brand: Fascinating Nigeria; Beckoning Beauty’ has been described as a tourism brand for the country by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Chief Edem Duke.

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‘Tourism needs capacity building’

  /   in Travel & Tourism 11:00 pm   /   Comments

National President of Nigerian Hotel & Catering Institute, Bola Jaiyeola has said that the introduction of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) of the body was to enhance capacity building in the tourism sector.

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Peacock, Royal Jordanian package Holy sites tour

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Jordan is a modern country with an ancient culture, a land of which visitors can walk through the valleys, hills and plains whose names have become part of human history by virtue of the simple deeds and profound messages of prophets who walked the land and crossed its rivers during their lives.

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Tourism’ll boost investment – FG

  /   in Travel & Tourism 7:14 pm   /   Comments

Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke has said that the Federal Government was set to reawaken Nigeria’s tourism potential to boost investment opportunities.

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The Gambia tourism targets Nigeria market – Secka

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Alieu Secka was one time chairman of the Gambia Hotel Association (GHA) and the Proprietor and General Manager, Golden Beach Hotel , also in the Gambia. A Chartered Accountant but with vast experience in the hospitality industry. In this interview, he talked about the joy of setting up an hotel and how the economic crisis in Europe weakened clients budgets. Here is an excerpts.

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DHT rewards partners with cars, houses

  /   in Travel & Tourism 7:02 pm   /   Comments

Diamond Holiday Travel, DHT, a travel service network marketing company, has concluded plans to reward its partners who have qualified from the participation in the multi-level marketing activities with cars and houses during its 3rd African convention to be held in Lagos.

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The Kwara tourism destination move

  /   in Travel & Tourism 11:00 pm   /   Comments

The Kwara State administration of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed is putting tourism in the front burner as a major source of revenue for government.

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New visa policy will boost Nigeria tourism – Robaix

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:04 am   /   Comments

He has kept faith with his childhood dreams of being an hotelier, today, Mr Richard ROBAIX, is the General Manager of the First Ibis Hotel in Nigeria, Ibis Lagos Airport. Robaix has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry working in different parts of the world. He has spent seven of those years here in Nigeria working for major hotels. In this interview, he talks about the hospitality industry, the tourism industry and concluding that the new visa policy will boost the country’s tourism. Here is an excerpt .

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I hardly eat at home – Chef Hounsa

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:06 am   /   Comments

LUCIEN Hounsa is a proud chef. His father was a chef and his eldest son is also a chef. Though he never dreamt of being one, but his father’s insistence forced him into the profession in his native country of Benin Republic. Today, Lucien Hounsa is the Executive Chef of Ibis Hotel, Lagos with experience garnered over forty years in different African countries.

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DAARSAT promises dedicated travel channel

  /   in Travel & Tourism 11:24 pm   /   Comments

As Nigerians eagerly await the relaunch of DAAR Communications pay Television, DAARSAT, the management of the organisation has promised to dedicate one channel to the broadcast of tourism and culture related programs.

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Nigeria has tremendous potentials in tourism – X-adebija

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Gbenga X-adebija has travelled widely in the course of working at Cadbury Schweppes, where he led many strategic initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resources, Organizational Culture, Marketing, and Corporate Communication among others.

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Boat regatta boosts Lagos tourism

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:09 am   /   Comments

boat-regatta

Lagos State government’s intention to use the annual Black Heritage festival to boost tourism is yielding fruits as the boat regatta held last week drew tourists from far and near.

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Lagos Carnival, regatta thrill tourists at Easter

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lagos-canival

Lagos state is gradually becoming the city to be for Easter as the annual Lagos Black Heritage Festival has continued to attract tourists to the state.

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21 million people for Lagos Black Heritage Festival

  /   in Travel & Tourism 10:19 pm   /   Comments

A whooping 21 million people comprising of Lagos residents and visitors are expected at this year’s edition of the Black Heritage Festival in Lagos

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I never dreamt of being the king – Timi, paramount ruler of Ede

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Oba Lawal.

…’Sango Festival has nothing to do with being a Muslim or a Christian’…
Few eyelids were raised in the ancient town of Ede in Osun State when he was announced as the 13th Timi five years ago. The expectation had been that someone from one of the five major ruling houses was going to be chosen as the town’s paramount ruler, but, according to Oba Muniru Adesola Lawal, Laminisa 1, God threw him up from a minor ruling house.

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Lagos plans holiday market for Badagry

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:09 am   /   Comments

The Lagos State Government has concluded arrangements to construct a holiday market in Badagry, Mr Ashamu Fadipe, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Tourism and Intergovernmental Relations, said.

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Onikan museum: Place where history comes alive

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:26 am   /   Comments

Late Gen. Murtala Muhammed’s  Benz

It is often said that a race that forgets its past will sooner die, and that a glimpse of our past gives an insight into what we are today and even potential future. A visit to the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos recently brings to life all of the leaders that have one way or the other shaped the history of Nigeria.

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Nigeria is corporate destination, Gambia leisure destination – Wozniak

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:09 am   /   Comments

General Manager, Sheraton Hotel and Spa, the Gambia, Marc Wozniak, is an experience hotelier who has spent over three decades in the hospitality industry. Before berthing in the Gambia in 2011, he has worked in Europe, US, UK, Asia, Africa with renowned brands like Starwood, Intercontinental, Regeant, Accor, LHW, Boutique and Independent Hotels.

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Cooking is an art – Chef Ojo

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:05 am   /   Comments

He took interest in cooking while staying with one of his brothers where he did all the cooking. He later went for training in Catering and today, Taiwo Ojo, is the Senior Chef at the Lagos Airport Hotel. In this interview with JIMOH BABATUNDE, he shares his experience as a chef among other issues. Excerpt:

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Don stresses need to harness traditional system for good governance

  /   in Travel & Tourism 8:23 pm   /   Comments

Prof. Shamsudeen Amali, the Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, has urged the Federal Government to harness Nigeria’s traditional system in the quest for good governance.

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Hotel business in Nigeria is lucrative – Adenigba

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:04 am   /   Comments

The General Manager of Lagos Airport Hotel, Kayode Adenigba, is a seasoned administrator and hotelier. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on the country’s hospitality industry as well as the gains and the challenges of hospitality industry. Here is an excerpt.

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Disappointments at Mile 2 park as people travel for Christmas

  /   in Travel & Tourism 8:09 pm   /   Comments

Xmas-travellers

It is another Christmas again, excitements everywhere as people are expecting the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Tourist areas, beaches, amusement parks, cinemas, all fully decorated and filled with fun, excitement and merriment.

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Carnival Rivers: Celebration of the tribes

  /   in Travel & Tourism 8:52 pm   /   Comments

Former Miss Nigeria, Agbani Darego (left); Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State (second left); Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru (second right) and deputy gov’s wife, Mina, during the Garden City freestyle parade, in Port Harcourt.

This year’s Rivers State carnival, CARNIRIV, which ended last weekend in Port Harcourt metropolis was many things- music, colour, movement, but above all, it was the spectacle of the tribes.

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