Month: July 2024

We’ll make Kwara leading destination, says Gov AbdulRazaq

Kwara State Governor Abdulraman  Abdulrazaq has said the goal of his administration is to make the state the leading tourist destination in the country. Governor Abdulrazaq said this in his welcome speech to members of the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) for the 2024 annual General Meeting (AGM) in the state capital, Ilorin tagged […]

Governor Otu excited over Blake Resort Calabar

Cross River State Governor, Senator Bassey Otu has express excitement and satisfaction over the the construction work at Blake Entertainment Center, Marina Resort, Calabar. This was after the governor’s inspection tour of the site. He recalled with nostalgia his visits,  with friends,  to  Blake Resort in Abuja many years back. The governor praised the Managing […]

Bolaji Mustapha emerges as new NATOP president

Alhaja Bolaji Mustapha of Grand Express Tour (GET) Centre has emerged as the new President of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP). Mustapha was elected unopposed as President of the association during 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Ilorin, Kwara State. Until her election, she was the Deputy President of the association. Other […]

FTAN President calls for Nigeria’s return to international travel expos

President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr. Nkereuwem Onung has called for Nigeria’s return and participation in major international expos. He said the expos offer practitioners in the travel industry the necessary exposure to understand the nitty-gritty of the industry.   The FTAN President, while speaking with Africa Travel Herald, said these […]

NANTA Vice President gets appointment in Jigawa State

Jigawa State Governor Mallam Umar Namadi has appointed the National Association of Travel Agencies’ (NANTA) Vice President Northern Zone, Alhaji Nasir Chamo as Special Assistant on Renewable Energy.Chamo, who holds a first and second degree in business administration from the famous Bayero University,  Kano, is also the National Secretary, Association for Hajj and Umrah Operators […]

Ekiti ATPN, others celebrate Soyinka at 90

The Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN) Ekiti State, the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Ekiti Book Club, and the Ekiti State Bureau of Tourism Development has joined the literary community in Ekiti state and the world to celebrate Professor Wole Soyinka, Nigerian playwright, novelist, poet and essayist on his 90th birthday.In a release […]

ANJET expels NIHOTOUR spokesperson for misconduct

Umbrella body of private can sector tourism media practitioners in the country, the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) has formally expelled the embattled Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Mr Joesef Karim, from its fold with immediate effect. The decision follows expiration of the […]

Governor Otti’s wrong moves in tourism development

*Abia State government needs to reacquire Ojukwu’s Bunker It is a known fact that there is a change in narrative in the governance of Abia State. For once in the history of the state, good governance in Nigeria is mentioned side by side with the state, kudos to Governor Alex Otti and his team. However, […]

Lagos, QDance Center to host Afropolis 2024 festival

The Lagos State Ministry of Culture and Tourism in collaboration with the QDance  Center will host the maiden edition of  a-nine-day festival tagged Afropolis Lagos  2024. The festival takes place from October 26 to November 3, this year. The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka  said the event seeks to […]

Cross border air ticket trading a monster to be tackled, says FCCPC boss

Cross border trading of foreign airlines inventories, which has impacted negatively on Nigeria travel economy, has been described as a monster that must be tackled frontally and destroyed.  Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi,  Acting Vice Chairman,  Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ( FCCPC), stated this and said if  the trend eft unchecked,  it will become a […]