Month: May 2020

UNWTO Launches Global Guidelines to Reopen Tourism

   The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to embrace innovation and the digital transformation of global tourism. The guidelines were […]

Ethiopian Airlines Evacuates Canadians from Nigeria

Ethiopian Airlines evacuated 187 Canadians and Resident permit holders from Nigeria on 21 May from Lagos airport on B787 to Addis Ababa onward transfer to Canada. Ethiopian Airlines has been operating regular flights between Addis Ababa and Toronto, Canada for years. More Canadians will be evacuated as arrangements are ongoing. The airline said it was […]

Ex UNWTO Secretary-General to speak at ATM Virtual

The Chairman, International Tourism and Investment Conference (ITIC) and ex Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Dr. Taleb Rifai, will be discussing  sustainable investment for the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) virtual. The summit titled ‘Restructuring to Attract Sustainable Development and Customers in the New […]

Nigerians travelling to UK to spend 28 days in quarantine

*as enforcement of UK new law Nigerians visiting to the United Kingdom (UK) from June 8 will spend 28 days in quarantine. The new UK quarantine law which kicks on that day expects a mandatory quarantine for  both residents and visitors.  Passengers arriving in the UK by plane, ferry or train – including UK nationals […]

Here lies Queen of Sheba

The V-shaped demarcation is just about seven feet. The area is protected by eight pillars, four on both sides. At the head of the demarcation is a metal gate. There is nothing unique or out of place about this place only that great efforts had been taken to preserve and keep the place. This, the […]

World Tourism at Standstill as 100 Per cent of Countries Impose Travel Restrictions

COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lock-down, with new research from the World Tourism Organization showing that 100 per4 cent  of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72 per cent  have completely closed their borders to international tourism. From the start of the crisis, the United Nations specialized agency […]

Stalk-holders Call for COVID-19 Committee on Tourism

*Tourism industry needs N150b Stalk-holders in the tourism industry have called the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to, as a matter of urgency, set up a COVID-19 tourism committee just like the one for the creative sector. This, they say, has become necessary in the light of tourism and hospitality sector being […]