Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Culture to develop local tourism sites

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture has said the agency is set to develop local tourism sites in the state even as it commences work on newly discovered ones. Speaking at a press conference to herald the celebration of World Tourism Day 2020 in Lagos, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, pharmacist, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf while expressing the state’s readiness to mark the event on September 2020, said the development of new sites in Lagos will help reduce the rate at which Nigerians travel abroad for adventure…

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Runsewe lauds Gov. Lalong for facilitating Max Air’s regular flights to Jos

A same day flight into and out of Jos, the Plateau state capital by local carrier, Max Air, and initiated by Governor, Simon Lalong has attracted the commendation and support of the director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe. The flights scheduled for every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and which will be flagged off by Governor Lalong on Monday, September 28, is part of strategic economic plan by the Plateau State government to open Jos to cultural tourism businesses, investment, visitations and full exploitation of…

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Deterioration of cultural values: NCAC to rid Nigeria of moral rot

Photo Caption From R-L : Hon. (Justice) Olamide Oloyede (rtd), Hajiya Bilikisu Abdul (President NATOP), Ulasi Ebele, (Director Counselling, NAPTIP), Mrs. Susan Akporiaye (President NANTA) , Dr. (Mrs) Toyin Dokpesi, (MD AIT), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, DG NCAC, Dr. Hajo Sani, Snr Special Assistance to the President on women affairs and administration. Mrs. Rita Ezeani (MD Sheraton hotel Abuja. Mrs. Eugenia Abu, (Broadcaster, Writer and Media consultant), Mr. David Manya Dogo, ( FCT Director, NOA rtd). The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has organized a one day Cultural Roundtable…

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Kangiwa discloses plans to digitalise NIHOTOUR in line with international best practices

The director general of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa has disclosed his plans to digitalise the Institute in line with international best practices in the hospitality industry. Speaking in Lagos on Thursday after a visit to its facilities, Alhaji Kangiwa stated that he will set a new standard in NIHOTOUR that is industry driven. He emphasised the need for training and retraining in the tourism industry, adding that training is the bedrock of sustainable tourism development in the country. Kangiwa noted that his…

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How Ibom Golf Resort grew occupancy rates from 30% to 80% in 18 months

Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, South-south Nigeria is one of properties on the rise. It emerged as one of the top three most mentioned accommodation facilities on the first phase of the Naija7Wonders Zoom Conference which ran for twelve weeks from mid-June to the first week of September. Alongside, Obudu Mountain Resort in Cross River State and Kajuru Castle in Kaduna State, Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort formed the trio of top three hotels/resorts based on mentions by panelists on the Seven Wonders of Nigeria…

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Gov. Sanwo-Olu reiterates commitment to work with creative industry

.. As Cinema Exhibitors appeal for reopening of cinemas Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday reiterated his administration’s commitment to work in collaboration with the creative industry, saying that his government will do all that is possible to ensure that the sector thrives in the State. The Governor stated this during a virtual meeting with members of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, CEAN and other key stakeholders in the Nigerian film industry. Sanwo-Olu said Government is mindful of the economic impacts of the Covid-19 lockdown on the…

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LASG lauds FTAN on review of tourism masterplan

Picture caption:  From Left Otunba Olumokun.  VP Southwest FTAN, Mr Gbenga Sunmonu Coordinator FTAN Lagos Chapter, Hon. Commissioner Mrs Uzamat Akinbile- Yusuf, SA to the governor on tourism Mr Solomon Bonu, SSA to the governor on tourism Mr, Tunji Saymour. Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, has commended the executive members of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) Lagos chapter over the review of Lagos State tourism master plan. The commissioner gave the commendation as FTAN was handing over the reviewed copy of the…

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LASG to celebrate WTD in conformity with Covid 19 safety protocols

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has said that the celebration of this year’s World Tourism Day celebration will be in conformity with Covid19 safety protocols as plans have been concluded to restrict physical participation by its stakeholders during the celebration. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf made this known at a Technical Meeting held in preparation for the event billed for next week Sunday, 27th September, 2020. At the meeting, it was agreed that tourism stakeholders who will be participating in the…

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Boss of Rwanda Convention Bureau to speak at Akwaaba MICE recovery virtual conference

Rwanda Convention Bureau boss, Nelly Mukazariye has been selected to speak at Akwaaba African Travel Market Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions, MICE Recovery Virtual Conference. The organisers of Akwaaba African Travel Market have confirmed that Nelly Mukazayire, chief executive officer of Rwanda Convention Bureau will be speaking at the 4th edition of the African Travel and Tourism Conference, scheduled to take place as a virtual event on September 21, 2020. Rwanda Convention Bureau is a private company established to market Rwanda as a preferred destination for MICE tourism (Meeting, Incentives,…

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2020 World Tourism Day: LASG to fashion out strategies for post-COVID-19 recovery

The Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has said that the State Government has concluded plans to join tourism stakeholders across the globe to celebrate the Year 2020 World Tourism Day (WTD) on Sunday, 27th September, 2020. Akinbile-Yusuf, who made the disclosure, when she hosted the Ambassador Ikechi Uko-led team from Akwaaba African Travel Market and Atqnews in Alausa, Ikeja, added that the State’s focus is to fashion out strategies for post-COVID-19 recovery and the development of domestic tourism. The Commissioner told the visiting team…

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