Month: January 2023

Ethiopian to start passenger service to Copenhagen

Ethiopian Airlines is set to launch a new passenger flight to Copenhagen, Denmark on May 22 this year. The new flight will be operated five times a week except on Tuesdays and Sundays. Regarding the new flight, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “We are glad to open a new route to Copenhagen, […]

Runsewe commends Sanwo- Olu for investment in creative industry

The Director General , National Council for Arts and Culture( NCAC) , Otunba Segun Runsewe, says Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo- Olu has shown deep and unprecedented commitment to the growth of cultural tourism economy in the state, nay Nigeria . He listed some of the creative sector interventions by the tourism loving governor in […]

Organisers kickstart plans for 2023 tourism, transportation summit

Plans are in top gear for the hosting of the 6th edition of the National Tourism and Transportation Summit and Expo (NTTS & E). The summit cum expo is expected to hold at the prestigious International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja from April 3rd to 4th this year. It is an event that focuses on the […]

APTN inaugurates Board of Trustees

A seven-member  new Board of  Trustees of the Association Of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN),  was inaugurated in Abuja this week. Justice Idi Appolos who performed the oath office of the trustees,  enjoined the members drawn  from the six geopolitical zones of the country,  to stay focused and faithful to the extant laws setting up […]

Ethiopian Airlines add Atlanta to its network

Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has finalized all preparations to commence a new service between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Atlanta, USA. Ethiopian will operate a four times weekly flight to Atlanta (ATL) starting from 16 May 2023. The four times weekly flight will be operated as per the below […]

High demand for South Africa at Vakantiebeurs 2023

There was a high demand for South Africa at Vakantiebeurs 2023 following the success of the 360° localised ‘Live Again’ rolled out for North Europe in 2022. The residual awareness of South Africa Tourism (SAT) campaign in North Europe, allowed South Africa to be top of mind for Dutch consumers and trade, a message continuously […]

Tourism to make full recovery in 2023, says UNWTO

After stronger than expected recovery in 2022, this year could see international tourism arrivals return to pre-pandemic levels in Europe and the Middle East. Tourists are nonetheless expected to increasingly seek value for money and travel closer to home in response to the challenging economic climate. Based on UNWTO’s forward-looking scenarios for 2023, global international […]

Drum Festival organisers hold strategic meeting with Ogun State

 Organisers of the annual Drum Festival in Canada headed by the convener and also publisher of The Drum Online Media Inc., Prince Segun Akanni,  recently had a strategic meeting with the Ogun State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Adijat Adeleye in Toronto, Canada to  brainstorm on the involvement of Ogun State government towards the […]

NIHOTOURS boss wins Drum Festival award in Canada

The Drum Festival and Award scheduled for Toronto, Canada in July this year, has named the Director General of the National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa (Turakin Kebbi) as the recipient of its Award of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality. He will be presented with the award during the annual […]

I want to expand frontiers of Nigerian polo- Nura Kangiwa

*As he is elected NPF president The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa has promised to expand the frontiers polo in Nigeria. Kangiwa said this in his acceptance speech after he was elected as President Nigeria Polo Federation (NPF) in Jos, on Saturday, December 31.   […]