• Nigeria to earn N12 billion ($33 Million) from the tourism sector by the year 2028

    Published on : Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Joseph Ari, the Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) said that Nigeria would be earning N12 billion ($33 Million) from the tourism sector by the year 2028, and the industry will generate more than 100 million jobs in Nigeria.   …

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  • IHG signs agreement with Aleph Hospitality to expand its presence across Africa

    Published on : Thursday, September 26, 2019

    InterContinental Hotels Group  with Aleph Hospitality to develop ten franchise hotels across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale and upscale segments. The agreement was signed at Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The MDA will see IHG expand …

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  • African e-commerce firm to host tourism event Nigeria

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

    A leading e-commerce platform of Africa, Jumia, said on Wednesday that it plans to host its maiden World Tourism Day event to raise awareness on the importance of tourism in Nigeria.   The United Nations set aside September 27 each …

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  • Zimbabwe preparing to display its tourism industry at Sanganai expo

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    India leads a cast of at least 20 countries that have confirmed participation for this year’s edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo. The World Tourism Expo —an annual Tourism Trade Fair organized by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority — runs from …

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  • NCAC & mission to rebrand the culture of Nigeria, tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    He is huge and stylish. His sky blue babariga flows all out. He hideaway his face into a handkerchief and slumps into an easy chair. He tries to mix together the background. It works — He in fact tries not …

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  • Accor to open 60 new hotels across 14 African countries; 30 in Egypt

    Published on : Friday, April 26, 2019

    Accor plans to open 60 new hotels across 14 African countries. More than half of those new properties would be in Egypt. Mark Willis, CEO, Accor said that the openings will take place over the next four years. He believes …

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  • Saudi Arabia, Nigeria rank topmost in hotel project numbers for MENA

    Published on : Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Saudi Arabia and Nigeria have ranked highest in terms of total number of hotel projects for the construction pipelines of the Middle East and Africa respectively. This part of the world has a total of 209 hotel projects with 72,680 …

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  • The United Nations World Tourism Organization says that tourism is Nigeria’s future

    Published on : Monday, June 4, 2018

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization or UNWTO has unveiled that for Nigeria, tourism is the future of the country as the nation organizes the 61st UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) conference.   The organization has taken a pledge to …

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  • Nigeria all prepared to host the 61st edition of the UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting

    Published on : Friday, June 1, 2018

    The Minister of Information and Culture of Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that the country is all prepared for the 61st edition of the UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting, which  Nigeria will host from coming Monday in Abuja. The Minister said this …

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  • Nigeria should make use of tourism as a tool for socio-economic development

    Published on : Monday, May 21, 2018

    In 2015, the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation announced that the tourism sector generated more than 1.1 billion dollars.   Hence, economists believe that this development is an indication that tourism can add value to socio-economic development of the country if …

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  • The UNWTO-CAF meeting is expected to put Nigeria in global tourism map

    Published on : Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    The 61st UNWTO’s Commission for Africa (UNWTO – CAF) meeting in Abuja, scheduled from June 1 to June 6, will put Nigeria under global focus and also bring the country socio-economic gains.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji …

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  • Tourism employs a lot of people in Nigeria

    Published on : Friday, April 6, 2018

    Tourism has many sides and brings in many benefits that very few people actually know. The sector, for instance, is said to make about eight trillion dollars annually. Of that huge sum, however, only around 10 per cent comes to …

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  • Bayelsa has potential of becoming medical tourism hub of Nigeria

    Published on : Monday, February 19, 2018

    The Nigerian Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said that the huge investments by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State for ensuring quality healthcare will soon turn the state into a medical tourism hub in Nigeria.   According to a statement by the Chief …

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  • InterContinental Hotels to exit Nigeria after debt fallout

    Published on : Thursday, February 1, 2018

    InterContinental Hotel Group is withdrawing from Nigeria just four years after it debuted its first site in Africa’s most populous country. This move comes after a disagreement with its local partners over the terms of how to get the property …

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  • Nigeria to host Tourism Conference in June 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, December 27, 2017

    Nigerian Government will partner with Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria and other tourism industry stakeholders in June 2018 for Tourism Conference.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the assurance in Abuja, when a delegation …

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  • Twin bomb blasts kill 13 in Maiduguri, Nigeria

    Published on : Monday, October 23, 2017

    Twin bomb blasts claimed 13 lives in Nigeria and injured many others, in the city of Maiduguri on Sunday, a place located in the northeastern portion of the area.   One of the regional news media agencies quoted Damian Chukwu, …

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  • Tourism has great potential in Nigeria

    Published on : Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    The Director-General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, said that the tourism sector can emerge to be highly prospective if the structures and facilities in the industry are fully optimized. He spoke on strategies to rejuvenate the sector …

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  • Nigeria soon to introduce tourism & hospitality in school curriculum

    Published on : Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Patricia Narai, the Deputy Director, Domestic Tourism in the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, expressed preparations to launch tourism as a subject in different senior secondary school level.   Ms. Narai explained this in an interview with the Nigerian …

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  • Nigeria controlled the 3rd Plenary of UNWTO General Assembly

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    The 3rd Plenary of the continuing 22nd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization or UNWTO was presided by Nigeria on Friday in Chengdu, China.   The NAN or the News Agency of Nigeria published that Alhaji Lai …

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  • Tourism sector of Nigeria sees involvement of youth

    Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017

    The involvement of the youths in the tourism sector of Nigeria is an important factor. The youth is taking full charge of their responsibility in relation to the growth and development of the tourism sector.   At the Annual General …

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