St.Ange of Seychelles leads consolidation of cooperation between AFRICA, ASEAN Block

Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles is leading the consolidation of cooperation between AFRICA and the ASEAN Block through FORSEAA. St.Ange, the well-known Seychelles former Tourism Minister who is now the President of the African Tourism Board and executive director of FORSEAA (Forum of Small Medium Economic AFRICA ASEAN)  is currently on a working visit to Indonesia to help through FORSEAA to consolidate cooperation between the AFRICA and the ASEAN Block. FORSEAA is actively working with small businesses partnerships from both sides to benefit economically especially at time when the effects…

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Seychelles former minister, Jacques Hodoul dies

Jacques Hodoul, an influential politician of the seychelles who later sat as a Justice of Appeal has died. Jacques Hodoul who was born on 1 September 1943 and died 3 May 2021 served as a member of the Legislative Assembly in 1976 before becoming the Seychelles Minister of Education & Culture in 1977 and was later the minister of Foreign Affairs from 1979 to 1982. He resigned from his ministerial post and as a member of the Seychelles People’s Progressive Front (SPPF), the rebranded SPUP party of President Albert Rene…

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IATA welcomes G20 push to restart tourism

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism. IATA urged G20 governments to quickly follow up their endorsement of the guidelines with actions, particularly the five-point agenda to safely restore mobility: Sharing information among industry and governments to inform policies and decisions to ensure safe mobility. Agreeing common international approaches to COVID-19 testing, vaccination, certification and information. Promoting digital traveler identity, biometrics and contactless transactions…

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Runsewe: Plaudits and endorsements across board

By Frank Meke If the sky is truly the limit to the aspiration of humanity, then we need to redefine the parameters of expectations of men who breaks the limit of the skyline in order to leave behind legacies in socio-economic and political circles across the globe. In other words, there should be limitless insightful and progressive templates, worthy of breakthroughs in all areas of human endeavours, supportive of notions that nothing is impossible to those who dare to conquer. Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director General National Council for Arts and…

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President Buhari reappoints Runsewe for another four years

Just on the dot of the end of his first active and progressive four years as director general National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe, was handed another term of four years to deepen the Nigerian Cultural economy by President Mohammandu Buhari. Runsewe, arguably one of the brightest star of the president’s team under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, was appointed four years ago in the month april, and by the latest development, all the speculations and anxieties about the future of NCAC, put to rest.…

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NANTA flags off housing scheme for members

National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA has flagged off its first pilot Housing scheme of 500 units, comprising of two and three bedroom terrace and three bedroom detached categories for its members. The first instance of this strategic and futuristic welfare scheme under NANTA cooperative society, nursed to fruition by the Abuja zone of the association, will be powered by Brains and Hammers, a reputable estate development firm, currently handling the massive five thousand Housing scheme at Kubwa city estate. The NANTA exclusive estate, will be carved out of…

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Runsewe extols virtues of Rabo, late FTAN President

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has described Late Alhaji Saleh Rabo, the deceased President of the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN)) as an outstanding Nigerian who contributed greatly to the development of Tourism, Arts and Culture in the country. Runsewe who gave this remarks when he led a delegation of stakeholders and top management of his Council on a condolence visit to Rabo’s family house in Abuja said the deceased would be remembered for his hardwork, humility and professional diligence.…

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UNWTO, IATA partner on Destination Tracker to restore confidence in travel

The World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, and the International Air Transport Association, IATA, have announced a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is the result of both organizations joining efforts to boost confidence and accelerate recovery of the tourism sector when borders reopen. The UNWTO-IATA Destination Tracker is a new free online tool for governments to provide information on COVID-19 requirements for travel and the measures in place at the destination.  The tool is available through the websites of both organizations and will provide information on: …

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Lai Mohammed sympathises with FTAN on death of Rabo

..As Onung led FTAN delegates on condolence visit The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has sympatised with the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) on the death of the association president, Alhaji Saleh Rabo. In a condolence letter signed by the Permanent Secretary of the minitry of Tourism and Culture, Dr. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Adora Anyanwutaku and addressed to the acting president, Mr. Nkeurewm Onung, the minister expressed sadness over the shocking news of the untimely death of Alhaji Saleh Rabo. Lai Mohammed stated in the letter…

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SA Tourism commiserates with family, FTAN, All States Travels on demise of Rabo

South African Tourism has commiserated with the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, staff of All States Travels & the late Alhaji Saleh Kareem Rabo’s family on his demise Alhaji Rabo who was the president of FTAN and managing director of All States Travels died recently as a result of ill health. In a condolence letter signed by Thekiso Rakolojane, Hub head: West Africa of South African Tourism said the tourism body is deeply saddened by the sudden passing away of one of Nigeria’s Tourism giants, Rabo Saleh. Thekiso…

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