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 […]

FG, Ekiti declare support for Akinboboye’s Ipada Carnival 2024

Otunba Wanle Akinboboye’s Ipada Initiative and Carnival 2024, has continued to garner major support and partnership since the cultural tourism package was unveiled by him. Joining the growing ranks of supporters for making the event comes to fruition are the Federal Government and the Ekiti State Government. Prior to this latest endorsements, Lagos State Government […]

Motherland Beckons acquires jet car for Ipada Carnival 2024 celebration

The organisers of the upcoming Ipada Carnival 2024 – 2025, has acquired a first of it’s kind Jet cars for the event scheduled for November 29th to December 8th 2024. The unveiling of the jet car caused a little stir as people almost stumbled over one another to catch a glimpse the jet car as […]

Minting new travel journalists for questionable interest

In Nigeria, political appointment is sweet; it is even sweeter, when one is appointed into the tourism ministry, or one of its two agencies.  To many, such appointment is akin to being thrown into the backwaters of government, but to those who know, it is the best position to get. The position of the director […]

FTAN President commends Abitto ferry for contribution to tourism

President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr. Nkereuwem Onung with the federation’s Vice President (South-South), Mrs. Justina Ovat  visited  Abitto Ferry Jetty in Calabar, Cross River State. Onung said  the visit was to congratulate Mr. Richard Akinaka, the founder of Abitto ferry services  and the company for contributions to tourism development in Nigeria […]