Month: November 2022

Eko NAFEST countdown: Nigerian Army to make ‘strategic presence’

For the first time in the history of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST), the Nigerian Army will make strategic presence at the iconic cultural tourism festival slated to start in Lagos on Monday, November 7th. This is novel. The unprecedented military response to Nigerian cultural tourism narrative, came after Otunba Segun Runsewe, […]

Runsewe distances NAFEST from crisis in Nigerian tourism industry

Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC) and Chairman, National planning Committee for the 35th edition of iconic National Festival of Arts and Culture, ( NAFEST) says the cultural fiesta should not be dragged into industry misgivings as this may project the entire sector in bad light to […]

Sierra Leone has so much incentives for investors in tourism, others, says minister

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Memunatu Pratt, is currently in Nigeria to attend the 2022 Akwaaba Travel Marketing in Lagos. She is among the winners 100 Africa Travel Women award and also winner of Best Tourism Minister in West Africa. In this interview with Africa Travel Herald, she talks, among other […]

Akwaaba 2022 travel fair returns to Lagos

The 18th edition of Akwaaba Africa Travel Market Lagos kicked off yesterday with seminars and awards for Africa Top 100 Travel Personalities. The day-one event also had in attendance countries and companies from Tanzania, Turkey, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria and many others. Today’s day day-two will feature discussions with the panelists drawn from […]

FTAN distances self from ‘Lai Mohammed’s conference’

With less than few days to Nigeria hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) First Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industries, which is billed to open on November 14 spanning November 17 at the newly renovated National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), has again reiterated […]

Lagos is 100 percent ready, says tourism, culture commissioner

The Lagos State Commisioner for Tourism and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has said the state was 100 percent ready to host and welcome visitors from all over the 36 state of the federation for the 35th edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST). Akinbile-Yusuf said all the state needed to do to […]