Sunday November 23rd, 2014
Sunday November 23rd, 2014
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No room for lazy people in hospitality business — Okusi

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Okusi

Taibat Morenike Okusi is an all rounder in the hospitality industry in Nigeria, having served in all sections ranging from front office to house keeping before berthing in the kitchen. The Ogun State born chef grew up always wanting to be a cook, so it was not surprising that she bagged degrees in Hotel and Catering Management from Kwara state Polytechnic and Ogun state university. As one of the senior executive chefs at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Okusi in this interview, shares her experience and what it takes to be a good chef. Here is an excerpt:

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Nigerians now book dinner online — Sheraton boss

  /   in Travel & Tourism 8:59 pm   /   Comments

General Manager, Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Mr. Alexander Gassauer, has disclosed that Nigerians have started imbibing the culture of booking dinning tables online.

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FG loses power to regulate hotel, restaurant businesses in States

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Culture & Tourism Minister, Edem Duke

The Supreme Court sitting in Abuja Friday held that it is only a State House of Assembly that can make laws on tourism, licensing and grading of hotels, restaurants and other hospitality businesses in a state.

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New tourism brand represents Nigerian best – Jonathan

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vice President Namadi Sambo with Tourism Minister, Chief Edem Duke  and other dignitaries at the  unveiling of the Fascinating Nigeria Brand in Abuja.

As Nigeria prepares to join leading countries of the world that have been able to attract tourists with a strong brand identity, President Goodluck Jonathan said that the choice of ‘Fascinating Nigeria’ as the nation’s tourism brand identity was far-reaching as it represented the nation warmth, nature and rhythm.

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preparations for Osun-Osogbo festival in top gear

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The people of Osogbo are set to host the world again in August as preparation for this year’s Osun Osogbo festival has begun in earnest.

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Ikogosi warm spring: Nature’s gift to mankind

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Ikogosi warm spring

FOR anybody that knows Obudu Cattle Ranch in Cross River State before Donald Duke’s administration and the transformation that took place later will not doubt the will power to make a change.

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Why UK is working and Nigeria is not

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Dancers perform with the British national flag in front of the Buckingham Palace in London as the Olympic Flame is to arrive on July 26, 2012 for a torch relay on the eve of the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremony. AFP PHOTO

It appears nothing manmade on earth is new that the creator had not hitherto bestowed on nature. Our textiles are modeled after butterflies, sub-marines took after whales, our war strategies sourced from wild animals and their intrigues for survival, limousines shaped after reptiles.

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Power still a challenge to hoteliers – MD, Airport Hotel

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:06 am   /   Comments

Managing Director, Lagos Airport Hotel, Mr Kayode Adenigba, has said the hospitality industry in the country is faced by multifarious infrastructural challenges of which that of power is a major one.

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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

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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

  /   in Travel & Tourism 12:16 am   /   Comments

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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