2019 AGM: NATOP x- rays impact of culture, partnerships, governance on Nigeria tourism

By Franklin Ihejirika The impact of culture, partnerships and governance on Nigeria tourism development was the focus of the just concluded 2019 Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Ile Ife, Osun state with the aim of promoting co-operation and collarborations among the culture and tourism stakeholders. In view of the fact that the tourism industry lacks the culture of trust and partnerships, the theme of the AGM becomes apt to see the stakeholders collaborate and work together through partnerships that will help the industry…

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Runsewe re-brands Nigeria’s culture, tourism with new vision, engages stakeholders

By Franklin Ihejirika It has become expedient to re-brand the culture and tourism sector in Nigeria in order to shift from the total focus on oil as the major source of revenue to the government and diversify into areas like culture and tourism which other country’s are reaping from their huge benefits.  This has become the theme and major focus of the director general of the National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe who is leading this drive which its mandate is to re-position Nigeria on the…

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Four bikers gang set to activate excitements at Carnival Calabar

The Chairman of Carnival Calabar Commission, Mr Gabe Onah has disclosed that four bikers gang are set to add glitz and glamour to the 2018 Calabar Carnival. Speaking in Calabar on Tuesday at the 3rd and final dry run on Sunday December 9, Onah stated that the excitement the bikers bring to the show is unimaginable. He noted that the special effects are the motorcyclists, the power bikers, wonders on wheels and the special vehicles that take on the routes. The Chairman of the Calabar Carnival Commission said the bikers…

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6 states, NCAC, Turkish Air, others for Abuja  NTIFE 2018

Six states which include Plateau, Imo, Abia, Enugu, Delta and Ogun, the National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) and Turkish Airlines have all indicated their willingness to be part of the 2018 Nigeria Tourism Investors Forum and Exhibition (NTIFE 2018) holding next month in Abuja. NTIFE, a national exhibition and conference organized by the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), will take place at Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Towers on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 of next month.   Other corporate organisations,…

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