Month: June 2024

Radisson Hotel Group adds Red in Abuja, bolsters African presence

Radisson Hotel Group has announced that it is adding seven new hotels to its African portfolio, with over 1,200 hotel rooms. Tanzania debuts with the first property in the first half of 2024. With those additions, the Group’s footprint in Africa has grown to nearly 100 hotels in operation and development, placing the Group well […]

ANJET distances self from NIHOTOUR’s training of ‘travel journalists’

*Calls on Tourism Minister, FTAN, to investigate Kangiwa’s action The Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET), has dissociated itself from the purported training of some travel journalists  by the National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) in Lagos recently. This is as it also carpeted the Director General of NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura […]

Let private sector drive Hajj operations, says Gov. Bago

Niger State Governor Alhaji Umoru Bago has criticized the handling of Hajj pilgrimage operations by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), saying the agency has no business handling Hajj operations. Bago said this in series of messages sent from his X (formerly Tweeter) handle. He was speaking against the backdrop of poor handling of […]

All’s set for second Canada’s Pan-Afrika Drum Festival this week

The second edition of Pan-Afrikan Drum Festival is set to hold on Friday, this week (June 28). According to organisers of the festival, preparations and planning towards the second edition is in advance stage, and expected to participate in the festival are Afro-Canadians, Canadians, culture enthusiasts, and tourists.In a press statement made available to the […]

Ekiti ATPN set for inauguration, as chapter visits youths’ commissioner

The Ekiti chapter of the Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN) is set for inauguration on the 18th of next month (July). This was disclosed by the chapter’s chairperson Dr. (Mrs.) Abigail Olagbaye during a courtesy visit to the  Ekiti State Ministry of Youth Development, led by  Honourable Gold Adedayo.  Olagbaye explained that the Ekiti […]

FG renews commitment to protecting Nigeria’s wildlife

As part of the Renewed Hope Agenda of the Federal Government in preserving and promoting the country’s rich natural heritage, Minister of State for Environment, Dr Iziaq Salako has inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee to promote Nigeria’s Wildlife and landscape in all the major airports in the country. According to the Minister of State: ” Nigeria […]

Akachak Festival: Where culture meets nature

In the heart of Nigeria’s rain forest lies Oban, a peaceful Ejagham community in Cross River State where the Akachak festival, an annual spectacle has found rhythm in the cultural chord of Nigeria. Oban,the richest part of Nigeria’s Biodiversity is reputed to be the custodian of one of the oldest forests in Africa and internationally […]

NATOP to market Kwara’s tourist attractions, holds AGM in Ilorin

The Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) says it is embarking on the marketing of  tourist attractions in Kwara State, even as it prepares for its  forthcoming 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM),  holding in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. Mrs.  Ime Udo, the National President of NATOP,  disclosed this during a  virtual media briefing in Lagos. […]

Taag Angola airline boss describes Nigeria’s travel trade market as resilient

Taag Angola Director of sales, Africa, George Mawadri   has described the Nigeria travel market as resilient, exciting, and prosperous,  saying  the airline will respond to the growth with dedicated service and availability to Nigerian travellers.   Speaking at an expanded travel trade forum in Lagos this week,  Mawadri disclosed that the management of airlines has identified […]

FTAN Lagos reunites members with Port Novo boat cruise

Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN), Lagos  Chapter converged on the Benin Republic over the weekend, to reunite members, as well as, reawaken exciting  activities of the tourism practitioners’ body.Organised by Mr. Tope Fajemirokun, FTAN Lagos Coordinator, no fewer than 22 people representing affiliated associations of the main body, attended the Ileya Boat Cruise […]