Ex-NCAC DG, Runsewe, wins Vanguard Newspaper’s 2023 Art, Culture Icon Award.

For Otunba Segun Runsewe, ex Director General, National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), the awards keep pouring in even after leaving office. The latest of the myriads of awards is the Vanguard 2023 awards, held at Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, was organised to reward excellence.Runsewe was recognised for his contributions toward revitalising […]

ITPN to partner with communication ministry on tech innovation in travel, tourism

The Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN) is seeking to partner with the Federal ministry of Communication and Digital Economy to domesticate the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UN-Tourism) policy-push for digitization and technological innovation in travel tourism and hospitality operations across the country.  This was disclosed by ITPN President Chief Abiodun Odusanwo during […]

Nigeria in eyes of Minister of Culture

   Nigeria may be on the economic downturn, but it seems from   all indications that it’s still business as usual in government   circles.  While the poor masses face precarious socioeconomic troubles,    our government officials are going around as if the call for a deliverer, the   renewed hope expectations are skewed against the poor and not […]

Nigeria, five countries to showcase cuisines at Abuja Gastronomy Festival 2024

*Spanish embassy brings celebrity Chef Marugan for master-class The management of National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), organizer of the annual NIHOTOUR Gastronomy Festival has confirmed the participation of the following  diplomatic missions  in Nigeria: Spain, China, Senegal, Congo DR, Trinidad and Tobago. The missions will be showcasing their countries’ foods and beverages at […]

Odusanwo urges tourism industry practitioners to thrive for training, certification

*Urged practitioners to key into govt’s student loan scheme The National President of the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN) Chief Abiodun Odusanwo has called on tourism industry practitioners to always pursue professionalism in the industry through training and certification. He also urged them to key into Federal Government Loan Scheme for students to […]

Ex- FTAN BoT chairman a tourism hero, says Onung

President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) Mr. Nkereuwem Onung has described the federation’s former chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Samuel Alabi as a hero who has done and sacrificed so much to move the Nigerian tourism industry forward. Onung was reacting to the recent resignation of Chief Samuel Alabi from […]

Travel, tourism to contribute 3.9% of Nigeria’s 2024 GDP, says WTTC report

ccording to a travel and tourism Economic Index Reports (EIR) 2024 for Nigeria recently released by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Nigeria’s travel and tourism industry is expected to contribute N9.55trn ($14.8b) this year (2024) to the nation’s economy. This translates to about 3.9 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This […]

Community Tourism: Enhancing Tourism Development from Grassroots – Benefits and Importance

Tourism has become a significant contributor to the economy of many countries, providing employment opportunities and generating revenue. While traditional tourism often focuses on popular destinations and attractions, community tourism presents a unique approach that empowers local communities and enhances tourism development from the grassroots. This article will discuss the concept of community tourism, its […]

Ex-Lagos Tourism Commissioner recalls humble beginning as she’s set to mark 50th birthday

Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf is the immediate past Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture in Lagos State. She served as Commissioner in charge of four different ministries between 2015 and 2023. The trained pharmacist cum industrialist who will be 50 next month, in this interview with OKORIE UGURU speaks on how her early years as a teenager […]

NTDA partners with Linas International for Tour Africa Lottery initiative

Linas International, in collaboration with the Nigeria Tourism Development Authority (NTDA), proudly announces the launch of Tour Africa Lottery, an innovative initiative under Project Tourism. This groundbreaking initiative offers Nigerians the chance to play and win a lottery for an unforgettable travel experience to tour sites across Nigeria and selected African countries. The inaugural edition […]