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International Tourism: First Results of 2010 confirm Upward Trend

International tourism is steadily gaining momentum following an extremely challenging 2009. International tourist arrivals grew by 7% in the first two months of 2010 worldwide, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Growth was particularly strong in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. UNWTO forecasts international tourist arrivals to grow by 3% to 4% in 2010.

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Lagos boat regatta holds tomorrow

COME this Easter celebration fun seekers and lovers of water leisure would have the opportunity to savour the best of Lagos waters, as the Lagos Water Boat Regatta holds on Saturday April 3, as part of activities organised by the Lagos State government to treat both residents and visitors to an exciting and fulfilling Easter fiesta as never before.

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‘Why tour operators are not packaging Nigeria’

Trevor Ward is an international hospitality consultant and Managing Partner of W Hospitality Group, specialists in advisory services to the hospitality industry, based in Lagos, in this interview with Jimoh Babatunde, he shares his opinions on the current expansion of hotels in Lagos, international chains managing hotels and the country’s tourism. Here is an excerpt

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