COVID-19: FTAN Embarks On Sensitization Visits To Hospitality And Tourism Facilities

The spiraling negative impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria’s hospitality and tourism sectors led the current leadership of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) to embark on sensitization visits to tourism facilities in Nigeria. Starting with Abuja yesterday, March 19th, 2020, the President of FTAN, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, led a team of the Federation’s executive members to leading hospitality outlets including Transcorp Hilton hotel, Rockview Hotels and Kapital Klub Apartments. FTAN President, who spoke with travel and tourism reporters in Abuja, said “the global tourism industry is…

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Corona Virus: FTAN Confident of Nigeria Health Agencies Containment Measures

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has expressed confidence that Nigeria’s health officials’ effort at containing the Corona Virus would be successful, and that the Covid-19 scare should not stop leisure and business tourists from visiting Nigeria. The Tourism Federation gave this assurance on the culmination of their Governing Council Meeting held in Abuja on March 5th 2020. The President of the Tourism Federation, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, who spoke to reporters after the Council Meeting called on all Nigerians and foreign travelers to fully comply with the Coronavirus…

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Nominees List For The 2020 Balafon Awards Has Been Released Bt ATQ

ATQ News has released the list of nominees for the 2020 Balafon Awards to be recognised at the 6th Accra Weizo, the West African tourism and travel fair, scheduled to take place in June. Voting has commenced online on ATQNews.com, while nominations for the ‘Award of the Decade’ should be sent to atqnewsawards@gmail.com promptly. Nominations and voting will close on May 11, 2020. The prestigious Balafon Award of excellence has been received by several deserving individuals and corporate bodies in West Africa. Past winners include the Director-General of the National…

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Revival of Argungu Motor Rally, Testimony To Restoration Of Security – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the revival of the Argungu Motor Rally, the traditional start of the annual Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival, is a testimony to the success of the Buhari Administration’s efforts at restoring peace and security in the country. Mohammed stated this when he flagged off the 2020 Argungu Motor Rally at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Wednesday. The Minister, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the flag-off, also said the fact that only vehicles assembled in Nigeria are participating…

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Waka About Africa Conference: FG To Explore ICT In Enhancing Aviation And Tourism Sectors In The Country – University Don

In order to make Nigeria’s aviation and tourism sectors more effective and efficient, the government has been urged to take full advantage of Information and Communication Technology to bring it at par with other developed countries. Speaking at an event organised by Waka About Africa conference, tagged: “ICT &Finance Conference & Exhibition with the theme: Deploying ICT to Expand Financial Inclusion, Prospect and Challenges”, Chairman of the event and President, Pan African Cultural Congress Bureau, Dr. Ferdinand Anikwe, said the advent of ICT as made the world a global village breaking down…

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Minister Tasks NTDC On Promotion Of Tourism In Nigeria

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (fifth from right); Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Deaconess Grace Isu-Gekpe (fourth right); DG, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Mr. Folorunsho Coker (fifth from left); Special Assistant I to the President attached to the Minister, Mr. Segun Adeyemi (third from right); Special Assistant II to the President attached to the Minister, Mr. Williams Adeleye (fourth left) and other management staff of the NTDC, when the Minister paid a working visit to Corporation in Abuja. The Minister of Information…

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British Airways Apologises To Customers Over Flight Delays

United Kingdom-based carrier, British Airways, has apologised to its passengers for diverting its flights destined to Lagos to Accra, Ghana and for cancelling some of its flights from Lagos due to inclement weather, driven by harmattan haze. The airline, in a statement by its General Manager, West Africa, Mr. Kola Olayinka, said: “We would like to use this opportunity to tender an unreserved apology to our esteemed customers for the inconveniences of varying degrees, experienced these past few days. The situation has been a result of recent delays and diversions…

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Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye, Princess Toyin Kolade Sets To Celebrate Aje Festival 2020 In Grand Style

The ancient and historical city of Ile Ife will be a Mecca of sorts on the 24th of February 2020 when the annual Aje Festival will commence. The epoch event will begin with spiritual prayers and cleansing of the entire Ife kingdom at the palace of the Loni before other activities proceed. Having as the chief host, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi ojaja II, and Princess Dr. Toyin Kolade as host, the 2020 Aje Festival will no doubt herald a new breath of life…

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Travelscope Youth Tourism Forum Holds June 4 As IoH, HATMAN, GITH Endorse The Event

The 12th edition of Youth Tourism & Hospitality Leaders Forum (YTHLF2020), the annual gathering of tourism and hospitality loving youths holds on June 4, 2020, in Ibadan In a release,  by the Convener of YTHLF and Managing Editor, Travelscope Magazine, Omololu Olumuyiwa disclosed that the primary objectives of the annual event are to sensitize, educate, motivate and promote the social, cultural and economic values of tourism and hospitality sector among the students,  young tourism promoters and stakeholders. This year’s edition of YTHLF is expected to rally participants from all walks…

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Waka About Africa conference: NCC EVC Harps On The Importance Of ICT For Tourism Development.

The total contribution of travel and tourism to the global economy was estimated at over $7.6 trillion in 2016, around 10 percent of the global GDP of $75.6 trillion. In Nigeria, the contribution of the tourism industry is estimated at around $1.5 billion, figures that are not only a tiny fraction of the global industry but also demonstrate the gulf between the present reality and the potential of tourism for Nigeria. Over the years a number of tourism-based organizations have been at the forefront of driving the narrative for the…

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