WTD 2022: FTAN urges FG to rethink level of investment, funding for tourism in Nigeria

The President Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, Mr Nkereuwem Onung has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to rethink the level of investment and funding for tourism in Nigeria through increased budget allocation. Onung stated that the budget profile should increase capital budget to exceed recurrent one. Speaking at the 2022 World Tourism Day Celebration at Takes Bay in Lagos with the theme: ” Rethinking Tourism” , Onung urged the Federal Government to rethink merging tourism parastatals, but rather to empower them to meet their mandates or…

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NATOP seeks NCAC partnership to develop tourism economy

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has said his arms are wide open to support moves aimed at revamping tourism economy for the nation. Otunba Runsewe made this known in his office while playing host to the newly elected executives of the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) who paid him a courtesy visit. The Director General who congratulated the newly elected executive on their victory expressed delight over the visit which according him will cement the already existing relationship between the NCAC and…

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NIHOTOUR boss commends Plateau’s rich tourism potential, as agency trains Tour Guides on improved hiking experience

The Director General of National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Nuru Sani Kangiwa has commended Plateau State for its rich tourism potential. This is coming just as the agency organised a two days training programme for Tour guides and tour operators in Jos, with participant from the 17 local governments of Plateau State, as well as stakeholders from Lagos and Abuja. Speaking at the event, the Executive Governor, Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong who was represented by Hon. Barrister Samuel Kwankur, Special adviser on Enterpreneurship and Job Creation lauded…

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NIHOTOUR brings training closer to grassroot, trains 24 as tour guides in Argungu centre

.. As Emir commends FG for citing training centre in Argungu Director General of National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa has stated that the location of its training centre in Argungu is making the mandate of NIHOTOUR easier by bringing training closer to the people of Kebbi, Sokoto, Niger Republic and others. Speaking during the unveiling of the Kebbi State training centre in Argungu and presentation of certificates of the trainees, Alhaji Kangiwa noted that the centre is ideal for participants in these areas to…

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National Troupe stages echoes of the drum

The National Troupe of Nigeria is set to stage Echoes of the Drums, a stage play written by Ola ’Awakan and directed by Mike Anyanwu. The play which explores themes in unity, love and diversity, utilizes drums instrumentation in storytelling to drive home relevant and timely messages at this dire moment in our political, cultural and ethno-centric landscapes. Speaking on the production which is coming on the heels of the successful staging of the Unity play titled ‘Strings’ Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of the NTN Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed,…

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Ethiopian Airlines opens Five-Star in-terminal Hotel inside Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airlines Group has completed the first phase of its In-Terminal Hotel construction. In a continuous effort to ensure the convenience and comfort of passengers, crews and airlines using Addis Ababa as a hub, the In-Terminal Hotel construction began in December 2020. The Hotel is physically connected to Addis Ababa Bole International Departure Terminal 02 with a short walking distance from departure gate and will be managed by Ethiopian Skylight Hotel as Ethiopian Skylight In-Terminal Hotel. The two-phased project reached the completion of the first phase, availing 41 rooms for…

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Gov. Bagudu lauds NIHOTOUR DG on initiation of Polo Tournament, Cultural Festival

The Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu has lauded the Director General of the National Institute For Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa for organising and sustaining the the Nura Sani Kangiwa Polo Tournament and Cultural Festival in Agungu, Kebbi state. Governor Bagudu who stated this at the closing ceremony of the 7th edition of the Polo Tournament and Cultural Festival in Argungu, Kebbi state said Kebbi now has another strong annual festival apart from the Argungu Fishing Festival. He noted that the NIHOTOUR boss who is instrumental…

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Obasanjo, Runsewe bag Chinese excellence awards

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Chief Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) on Friday bagged Chinese awards of excellence. This was announced by Dr Eric Ni, Chairman, Chinese Industrial and Commercial Enterprises Association during the Chinese 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival and National day. Ni said former President Obasanjo was given an award of excellence for his selfless sacrifices in promoting businesses between Nigeria and China He said Obasanjo’s efforts in creating conducive business environment for the Chinese community was highly appreciated. Ni also said that Runsewe was…

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Nigeria’s Petrotourism poorly deployed to service Tourism sector – Akinboboye

Nigeria’s tourism enigma, investor and founder, la Campagne Resort, chief Wanle Akinboboye, says the country’s petroleum tourism economy has failed to aid the full blossoming of the emerging tourism logistics and aviation industry. He described the missing gaps as worrisome and also responsible for the attendant crisis on increase of fares on ground transportation, boating and aviation architecture in the country. ” if we have deployed our reserves and liquidity in oil economy, ensured our refineries are in top shape, fuel capacity for movement of goods and services, and persons,…

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Argungu comes alive for 7th Polo Tournament, Cultural Fête Sept. 8th – 10th

All is set for the 7th edition of the Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fête, starting from September 8th to 10th 2022 in historic town of Argungu, Kebbi State, Northwest Nigeria. The Argungu Polo Tournament and Cultural Fete has long emerged as one of the leading and most prestigious sports and cultural tourism attraction in Nigeria. The programme will feature 6 participating Polo teams competing for the prestigious cups. The Cultural Fete aspect of the event will feature some traditional Sports Competitions including, but not limited to, traditional wrestling, camel…

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