Month: February 2023

Araromi tourism zone: La Campagne Tropicana Resort signs final agreement with Ondo

The final agreement between the Ondo State government and La Campagne Beach Resort for the development of the Araromi Tourism Development Zone, Ondo State, has been signed. This was recently concluded with the issuance of certificate of occupancy to the President of La Campagne Tourist Beach Resort, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye. In line with the vision […]

Runsewe condoles with Turkey, Syria over earthquake

The Director General National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has joined other Nigerians to condole with the Republic of Turkey and the Syrian Arab Republic over the devastating earthquake in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep. Runsewe who is also the president of the World Craft Council, Africa Region, expressed sadness over […]

First Radisson Collection Abuja to become hotel group’s 9th property in Nigeria

Radisson Hotel Group is set for its ninth hotel in Nigeria. The Radisson Collection Hotel and Conference Center, Abuja Nigeria marks the group’s 9th property in the country and when completed, will the third Radisson Collection in the country. This places the hotel group on track to achieve its target of 15 hotels in Nigeria […]

Nike Gallery hosts U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Africa Band

Recently, the United States of America Naval Forces Europe and Africa Band who were on tour of Nigeria, were hosted Chief Dr. Nike Davies-Okundaye of Nike Arts gallery. While visiting Nike Arts Gallery, the band performed an assortment of classical and traditional songs from their Maritime Winds Quintet and Topside Brass Band. Musician 3rd Class […]

Countries outside W.Africa to join ‘Jollof Rice War’

Organisers of the biggest travel and tourism expo in West Africa, Akwaaba African Travel Market has announced the expansion of the annual ‘Jollof rice war’ among West African countries to include other nations outside West Africa. Akwaaba Started the #jollofricewar in 2017 among West African countries in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) to […]

Nigeria’s dance team wins applause at International arts festival

The pioneer Dean of Postgraduate School, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Prof Rasaki Ojo Bakare is winning praises and respect for Nigeria at the ongoing World largest Festival of Arts and Culture hosted by India. OJO, who is also the first Professor of Dance Choreography and Performance Aesthetics in Africa, was also the former Commissioner for Arts, […]

Ethiopian Airlines Inaugurates a second Aviation Academy Campus in Hawassa

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group in Africa, inaugurates a new aviation training center in the city of Hawassa. The new aviation training center in Hawassa will serve as the second campus for Ethiopian Aviation Academy and will currently be providing pilot trainee programs. The facility accommodates different types of classrooms, three training simulators, […]

US mayors call for reduction in visa interview wait time

A bipartisan group of 44 mayors and officials representing American cities and counties came together to send Secretary of State Antony Blinken a letter urging immediate action to reduce visitor visa interview wait times, which persistently remain above 400 days for would-be travelers from key international inbound markets. The joint letter states: “As a lingering […]

‘NIHOTOUR Act will change tourism in Nigeria’

THE National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Establishment Bill 2022 was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari this week. The NIHOTOUR act became the first federal tourism law passed by the National Asssembly since the country’s advent to civilian rule in 1999. By this law, NIHOTOUR becomes the only federal tourism agency to effectively […]

Post COVID 19, we earmarked N1b to rescue tourism industry -Akinbile-Yusuf

Pharmacist Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has been the Lagos State Commisioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture since 2020. In the last three years plus, she has overseen a positive radical transformation of the tourism trajectory of Lagos State. She spoke to Africa Travel Herald on this and other issues affecting culture and tourism in Lagos State. Excerpts: […]