Lagos tourism commissioner, Adebolu, Akinboboye, Olota of Otta, others headline 2019 ANJET seminar

Lagos tourism commissioner, Adebolu, Akinboboye, Olota of Otta, others headline 2019 ANJET seminar e of: ‘Tourism and Jobs: Better future for all.’’ According to a statement by ANJET, Monday, and signed by the body’s president, Mr Andrew Okungbowa, the seminar traditionally is organised on the sidelines of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) World Tourism Day of September 27, every year. The statement also disclosed that aside the Lagos Government’s tourism commissioner who will be the Special Guest of Honour for the occasion, His Royal Majesty, Professor Oba Adeyemi…

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Africa Caribbean Heritage to be explored at Akwaaba in Lagos

Photo Caption: Carol Hay; Director of Marketing UK & Europe, Caribbean Tourism Organisation. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has concluded arrangements to exhibit at Akwaaba Travel Market and host the Caribbean Panel discussion at Eko Hotel, Lagos. The travel and tourism expo is slated for 22 – 24 September 2019. The topic of African Heritage of the Caribbean…Connecting the Dots takes centre stage at the event where the Caribbean Tourism Organisation has been invited to lead a high level panel discussion. During the session, the keynote address will be delivered by…

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Nigerian youths declare Bobrisky persona non grata

Nigerian youths have finally risen in unison to collectively disown one Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky and people of his ilk who according to them represent a high level of moral decadence. Thousands of Nigerian youths under the auspices of the National Youths Council of Nigeria staged a mass protest in Abuja on Wednesday, adding their voices to such groups as the Women Society, Christian Association of Nigeria and others who have officially taken a stand against Bobrisky and his activities. The protest match featured youths from all works…

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Akwaaba helps grow air arrival for Gambia by 39%

West Africa’s biggest tourism expo, Akwaaba, African Travel Market has continued to be a melting point for tourism destination marketers, as new figures released by the Gambian Tourism Board revealed that air arrival from Nigeria increased by 39 per cent compared with previous years. Adama Njie, director of Marketing, Gambia, affirmed that African Travel Market (AFTM) popularly known as Akwaaba, an annual organised travel and tour event remains one of the utmost important trade fairs to Destination Gambia. In an interview with thepoint.gm, an online medium, Njie outlined the importance…

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Uganda to showcase top attractions at Akwaaba in Lagos

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) in collaboration with Ugandan Tour Operators will be presenting the country’s top tourist attractions to Nigerian travel Trade and travelers at the 15th Akwaaba, African Travel Market 2019. Uganda with a rich pristine nature, cultural and historical African religious heritage has lined up tourism experts from the tourism board and tour operators to market and promote its tourists potential to the West Africa market at the “Uganda Day” on 22nd September at 2:00pm and at the expo schedule to commence September 22nd -24th at Eko Hotel…

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Dubai: The perfect wellness destination to recharge, relax

For revellers feeling worn out from daily stress, Dubai is the perfect wellness destination to step out of the ordinary and recharge with experiences that both relax and nourish the body.  There are several things to do, experience and eat for a wholesome visit to the beautiful Emirati city. There are holistic getaways, nature escapes, wellness centres, unique rejuvenation, fitness events and health spas to nourish the body.   Holistic getaways The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel is the Middle East’s first holistic wellbeing resort, tucked away on the shores of…

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NCAC DG, Runsewe commends Air Peace boss for rescuing stranded Nigerians in South Africa

Director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has lent his support to the unending plaudits to Barrister Allen Onyeama, chairman, Air Peace for the prompt evacuation of Nigerians caught up in xenophobic attacks in South Africa. He appreciated and commended the Air Peace boss for being culturally sensitive to the cries of Nigerians who wished to return back to Nigeria, many who lost their means of livelihood to massive looting while others were intimidated to leave South Africa. ” Barrister Oyeama deserve our support and…

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Ooni of Ife receives first Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Award

Akwaaba African Travel Market has presented His Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, with the First Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities award. The award was presented to the Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at the sidelines of the launch of the Oduduwa Museum unveiled at the Brazilian Embassy in Lagos recently. The Ooni who is the Special guest of honour for the African Diaspora Tourism conference holding at the 15th Akwaaba Travel Market is the Custodian of 15 Famous Festivals among which the world Famous…

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Better opportunities as NCAC renews commitment to reposition indigenous fabrics

Photo Caption: Right-Left; Director- General, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe OON, receiving a frame designed in Nigerian fabrics from the founder of Bridge Concepts, Bimbo Daramola during the courtesy call. Manufacturers of local fabrics and those in the fashion business will soon start smiling to the banks following renewed commitment by the National Council for Arts and Culture to reposition the sector. The NCAC which has already taken the lead in the promotion of indigenous fabrics is set to expand the scope by adopting new strategies to empower local fabric producers…

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UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Dubai Tourism CEO, lead delegation to 2019 Akwaaba in Lagos

Photo Caption: Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing The leading Tourism Destination in Middle East and Africa, Dubai will be attending the 15th Akwaaba African Travel Market 2019, scheduled to hold from 22nd -24th September at the Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria. Dubai has become the biggest Destination for Nigerian Travellers with over 20 flights a day terminating in Dubai from Lagos and Abuja. It is believed that over 300,000 Nigerians pass through Dubai every year. This year with more Partners and delegates,…

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