Month: November 2023

ATQNews, Naija7Wonders prepare for Tourism 100 Club’s fifth induction and the Seven Wonders of Nigeria (Naija7Wonders) have announced the first induction of new members of the prestigious and much coveted Tourism 100 Club listing for professionals in Nigeria since after Covid19. The event will mark a significant moment for Nigeria’s travel and tourism landscape, bringing together both new and existing members for an […]

FTAN President calls on operators to practice sustainable tourism

President of the Federation of Tourism Associations in Nigeria (FTAN), Mr. Nkereuwem Onung, join the growing global call for sustainable tourism and green economy practice. He also called for de-carbonisation and promotion of green industrialization by operators in the tourism and trade sectors on the continent. Onung was speaking at the opening ceremony of the […]

NTDA: Gradually killing tourism in Nigeria

*Almost two years after NTDA Act of 2022, agency still comatose In the less than five months from now, the Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Authority (NTDA) Mr. Folorunsho Folarin-Coker would have completed the third year of his second and last tenure as head of the apex federal agency in charge of tourism […]

Qatar Airways reports strong first half performance in 2023/2024

Qatar Airways Group has reported a strong performance in first half 2023/2024 financial year. The Group’s net profit, EBITDA, passenger revenues, on-time performance and load factor all demonstrate strong growth. According to the airline, in the first half of 2023/2024. The year to date has been characterized by ambitious yet sustainable growth in the network […]

Kigali: tour of Africa’s leading MICE destination

Driving on Gishushu Road, Kigali towards the Kiyovu Downtown, Princess, a South African broadcast journalist suspiciously exclaimed, “Are you sure that these people are not keeping the city so clean because they know they are hosting the world?” Of course that was not true. Having been in Kigali some years back, I knew this was […]

Rwandan tourism: In six years, I grew my tour business from 10 to 100 vehicles

Joseph Kabera is the Managing Director of Premier Transport and Tour Services Company, Kigali. His company is into transport and tours. The success story of his company is a reflection of tourism business growth in Rwanda. In six years, his company has grown from 10 vehicles to 100, while the staff strength increased from 15 […]

Uganda tourism board, airline make inroads into Nigeria

After months of planning, checks and fulfilling the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s (NCAA) requirements, Uganda Airlines had its inaugural flight on Thursday October 19, 2023. The A330-800 aircraft, which took off from Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, with passengers and a government delegation landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, amid a ceremonial water […]

Culture as tool for revamping economy, strengthening Naira

There has been no time in the socio-economic evolution of Nigeria that the naira, the nation’s national currency, has been under such a severe pressure than as it is today. With the exchange rate of one US dollar to less than one naira in the 70s, the exchange rate of the naira to the dollar […]

Bangladesh,Nigeria to strengthen bilateral ties

Nigeria and Bangladesh have agreed to strengthen their bilateral relationship using Arts and Culture as tools. This decision was reached when the Bangladesh Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Masudur Rahman paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Culture House in Abuja. Mr. Rahman started by commending the Director General, National Council for Arts and […]

New report shows travel, tourism to boost Africa’s economy by $168bn in 10 years

At its Global Summit in Kigali today, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with VFS Global, revealed that the African Travel & Tourism sector could add US$168BN to the continent’s economy and create over 18 million new jobs. According to the report, ‘Unlocking Opportunities for Travel & Tourism Growth in Africa’, this […]