Tourists hit Lesotho slopes despite COVID-19 woes

Tourists hit Lesotho slopes despite COVID-19 woes

BUTHA-BUTHE, Lesotho Suggests a holiday in Africa and most people picture baking hot sun, palm-fringed beaches or herds of wildebeest galloping across the savannah. Few think of skiing. Yet the continent contains five mountain ranges with enough seasonal snow to make potential slopes, of which two host rudimentary ski resorts. Tucked into South Africa’s stunning Drakensburg range, one such resort in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho attracts tourists seeking a more adventurous skiing destination – despite visitor numbers being drastically slashed by COVID-19. “Africa is, you know, you wouldn’t even…

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FTAN Inaugurate FCT Zonal Excos, Establishes Nigerian Tourism Awards.

FTAN Inaugurate FCT Zonal Excos, Establishes Nigerian Tourism Awards.

President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria FTAN  Mr. Nkereuwem Onung has formally inaugurated! a 6 – man team to steer the affairs of the Federation in the FCT zone for the next two years. The President who described the FCT Zonal  Council as very strategic to FTAN said he believed that the Zonal Council will help to strengthen the existing relationship between FTAN and the Government especially the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and the Federal Capital Territory  Administration (FCTA). He appealed to the new Executives to…

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Kemi Adetiba And JRR Tolkien Walk Into A Bar… Review Of Kobs- Joba Ojelabi

Kemi Adetiba And JRR Tolkien Walk Into A Bar… Review Of Kobs- Joba Ojelabi

Coincidences are fascinating Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys: The Return of the King, lends itself easily to coincidence. What are the odds that half a century after J.R.R Tolkien’s timeless trilogy, we would have a similar Nigerian story with the same title? Although both stories focus on wars around a ring, where Tolkien depends on high fantasy, Adetiba’s crime thriller is anchored on realism. Not a neophyte, Kemi Adetiba has evolved from a music video director to a top auteur in Nollywood. Daughter of Mayen Adetiba, an actor reputed for major…

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Rele Present Chidinma Nnoli’s Solo Exhibition At Its Armory Show

Rele Present Chidinma Nnoli’s Solo Exhibiion At Its Armory Show

Rele Gallery threw open the doors to this year’s edition of the Armory Show for the solo presentation of new work by contemporary Nigerian artist Chidinma Nnoli.  According to the gallery, the presented works “Not All Who Wander Are Lost (Wanderlust)” is a continuation of the artist’s earlier series “A Poetry of Discarded Feelings” which explores the idea of purity culture and the role it plays in restraining and policing sexual autonomy of women in contemporary society. “This body of work focuses on the freedom of finding oneself and gaining autonomy…

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Otumba Runsewe Calls For Synergy Among Tourism Stakeholders To Drive Economic Diversify

Otumba Runsewe Calls For Synergy Among Tourism Staeholders To Drive Economic Diversify

…Says If Dubai, China, Others Can Do It, Nigeria Can Do It Too Cultural tourism, driven by marked changes at the cultural awareness level and the visitor needs, has been experiencing drastic changes in recent years, both in the way of presenting cultural values and satisfying the widely diverse population of cultural tourists. Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC has raised the alarm on the need for Nigeria to drive its economic diversification process using the rich resources in arts, culture, and tourism. He warned…

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FTAN President Institutes South West Executives To Enhance Tourism Activities

FTAN President Institutes South West Executives To Enhance Tourism Activities

The President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria(FTAN), Mr. Nkereuwem Onung,  has inaugurated the South-West Executive to coordinate the affair of the zone. An online statement jointly signed by the Public Relation Officers(PROs) of FTAN, Wale Olapade, and Glory Okon, explained that the inauguration is of part efforts by the Federation to give the Nigerian tourism and allied sector a pivotal relevance through practical promotion and engagement of the private sector. The inauguration which was done through a zoom conference has the following individual as the statutory persons…

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Re-Modelled Adamasingba Stadium Will Attract Tourism Enthusiasts To Oyo State – Makinde’s Aide, Ige

Re-Modelled Adamasingba Stadium Will Attract Tourism Enthusiasts To Oyo State - Makinde's Aide, Ige

The re-modeled Adamasingba Sports Complex, Ibadan has facilities that will attract many people who love tourism and adventure from within and outside the country to make Oyo State their preferred tourism destination The Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Culture and Tourism, Hon. Ademola Ige stated this while on the inspection visit to the remodeled stadium this morning. Hon. Ige went on inspection facilities at the stadium alongside the Vice-Chairman, Oyo State Board of Tourism, Mogaji Abass Oloko, another member of the board, Hon. Sarah Sobowale, some members of…

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Otunba Olusegun Runsewe: Igbo Cultural Group Erects Runsewe’s Six Feet Statue In Igboukwu, Anambra State

Otunba Olusegun Runsewe: Igbo Cultural Group Erects Runsewe’s Six Feet Statue In Igboukwu, Anambra State

The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Olusegun Runsewe’s life-size sculpture of the image of the was unveiled Saturday, August 28, 2021, in Etiti Village, Igboukwu, the ancestral home of the Igbo nation in Anambra state, as the key agenda to herald the new Yam Festival across the South East of Nigeria. The historical project and first in perpetual remembrance of any Nigerian in public sector tourism administration in Nigeria was inaugurated by MBIDO Igbo Association, an inter-agency Committee on Culture, Arts and Tourism in the South…

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Tourism Stakeholders Lauds Coker – NTDC DG On Digital Technology For Tourism Promotion

Tourism Stakeholders Lauds Coker - NTDC DG On Digital Technology For Tourism Promotion

Tourism stakeholders have underscored the resilience of digital technology in revamping the Tourism And Hospitality industries amid the COVID-19 pandemic and security challenges in Nigeria. They submitted to the South-South Tourism Stakeholders’ Interactive Meeting On Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, with the theme, “Use of Digital Technology to Revamp the Tourism and Hospitality Industry Amid COVID-19 and Security Challenges In Nigeria”. The Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in his goodwill message noted that the advent of the COVID-19 brought huge…

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Nihotour Matriculates Over 500 Fresh Trainees And Students Nationwide For 2020/2021 Academic Session

Nihotour Matriculates Over 500 Fresh Trainees And Students Nationwide For 2020/2021 Academic Session

A total number of 500 trainees and students in nine campuses took the Matriculation Oath for the 2020/2021 academic session during the Matriculation ceremony of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (Nihotour) recently held in Abuja. In his opening speech, the Director-General of Nihotour Alhaji Nura Kangiwa congratulated the new students for their admission into the Institute to study professional occupational skills development for career ladder building. He disclosed that NIHOTOUR Is one of the most rated projects of the UNDP/ILO and Nigeria Government for professional travel, hospitality, and…

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