Ikechi Uko appoints member, Board of Trustees, FTAN

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Mr. Ikechi Uko has been appointed a member of the Board of Trustees, Federation of Tourism Associations in Nigeria (FTAN) by industry players in Nigeria.                                                                         The Abia State-born media consultant, journalist and author have bestridden the sub-sector like a colossus bettering every aspect he has touched with his wealth of experience and humble demeanor.…

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Tourism Sector To Access N50bn CBN Post-Covid-19 Intervention Fund

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The tourism and hospitality industry will be accessing N50 billion set aside by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for post-COVID-19 intervention. Recently, the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set aside N50 billion for smallholder businesses and the Creative Industry to support the industry in the post-COVID-19 era, with the tourism and hospitality industry inclusive. To this end, the Minister performed a virtual inauguration of the Post-COVID-19 Initiatives Committee for the Creative Industry. “However, while the committee cannot accommodate…

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George Floyd: Service Of Song By NCAC And NIDCOM In Nigeria, A Misplaced Priority

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Nigerians have reacted on the service of song conducted by NCAC and NIDCOM in honor of George Floyd a Citizen of the United State In Nigeria as Quite Unnecessary. The DG, Nigerian Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa chose to hold service of song in honour of the late George Floyd, who was killed by police in the United States on May 25, 2020, in Nigeria. Otumba Runsewe and Hon. Abike Dabiri held the memorial session at…

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POST COVID-19: African Hoteliers Need To Be Astute In Their Offerings In Order To Attract, Retain And Expand Market… Mark Havercroft

For the past two decades, the economy of a number of countries on the African continent has been growing significantly faster than the global average, with sub-Saharan countries particularly leading the way, according to a recent report published by the African Development Bank. According to, Mark Havercroft, Regional Director for Minor Hotels in Africa who said that the continent’s middle class has also shown the largest growth, to some 350 million strong, driving a rise in the private consumption of goods by an average 3.7% year-on-year since 2010, with consumer…

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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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