LASG pledges to support registered tourism facilities, practitioners to project Lagos as Africa’s tourism hub

Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture and key stakeholders in the sector, have restated their determination to support all registered tourism facilities and practitioners in the State as a way of making the sector more attractive to tourists and projecting Lagos State as the hub of tourism in Africa. This was part of the decisions reached at the end of the 2-day Tourism Working Summit recently organised by the Ministry at Dover Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The Commissioner, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, who gave…

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Akwa Ibom expresses readiness to host NATOP 5th AGM

Photo Caption: From right, Commissioner of Culture and Tourism Akwa Ibom State, Mr Orman Esin, President NATOP Hajiya Bilkisu Abdul, NATOP BOT Chairman and Acting President of (FTAN) Nkereuwem Onung, NATOP BOT and FTAN BOT member Ambassador Ikechi Uko and Ime Udo NATOP Vice President The Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Tourism, Orman Esin and his Information and Strategy counterpart, Comrade Ini Ememobong were effusive in their praises of the Tourism offerings of Akwa Ibom. This was at the Joint Press conference organised with the leadership of Nigerian Association of Tour…

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Abuja Jabamah partners NIHOTOUR, National Parks, Museums, NCAC on Wonders of Nigeria Expo

The leading domestic tourism travel and tourism show, Abuja Jabamah: the Wonders of Nigeria Expo is set for Abuja on the 26th and 27th of March. This was revealed in Abuja on Friday When Ambassador Ikechi Uko from Atqnews visited the director general of the Government Training Institute, NIHOTOUR in his Office at Abuja. Ambassador Uko briefed Turaki Nura Kangiwa and his directors on why they sought the Partnership. “NIHOTOUR is the official Training Institute for Tourism in Nigeria and we cannot bring our Vision of Empowering Travel Professionals without…

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IbomAir CEO calls for Govt. intervention in Aviation Insurance to save Nigerian Airlines

The chief executive officer of IbomAir, Capt. Mfon Udom has called on the Nigerian government to help grow the capacity of Nigerian Insurance Companies to enable them handle Aviation Insurance Completely. He observed that the premiums paid by Nigerian Airlines to Foreign insurances Companies keep rising because of presumed country risks. “The system at play now does not help the industry and the passengers are paying the price. Even the Nigerian Economy is not benefiting from the current situation”. Capt Udom said this when he received Ambassador Ikechi Uko, organiser…

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Arik Air CEO seeks priority of vaccination for aviation workers

The chief executive officer, CEO of Arik Air Capt. Roy Ilegbodu calls for immediate vaccination of aviation workers as frontline workers. This he says will help keep the economy running and enable more People to travel knowing they are safe. He said this when he hosted the publisher of Atqnews and Travellers Magazine Ambassador Ikechi Uko in his Office. Mr Uko was at the Arik Air head office in Ikeja Lagos to personally deliver an Invitation for the Annual Abuja Jabamah Travel Event. The 2020 Travellers award will hold on…

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How Akwa Ibom Christmas Village created value of over N1bn during yuletide season

With the ravaging Covid19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the 2020 Christmas season looked bleak. Annual events were cancelled all over the world including the record setting annual 9999 event in Uyo. But the opening of the Christmas Village brought some life back to holiday makers and citizens of Akwa Ibom. Akwa Ibom Christmas Village is set on a huge spread of land at the cultural centre which allows for effective social distancing and respect of Covid19 protocols. It created value of more than N1billion naira since it was opened on…

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16th Akwaaba African Travel Market goes virtual

.. Set to host M.I.C.E Tourism recovery Webinar The 4th edition of the African Travel and Tourism Conference is scheduled to take place as a virtual event on September 21, 2020. Organized as part of the annual Akwaaba African Travel Market, the leading Pan-African Tourism Expo, the African Travel and Tourism Conference is in its fourth year. The theme for this year’s conference is: “Is MICE a Viable Pathway for Tourism Recovery in Africa?”   But because of the global pandemic and the lockdown of the travel and tourism space,…

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Top 10 romantic destinations for honeymoon in Nigeria – Operators

Leading tourism operators on Friday revealed the top 10 romantic destinations suitable for holiday relaxation and couples’ honeymoon within Nigeria. The travel experts made the revelation during the 9th Naija Seven Wonders webinar session themed: “Places to Visit in Nigeria: Issues of Access and Security.” It was organised by Ikechi Uko, AKWAABA Africa Travel and Tourism Market promoter. Top on the list are Obudu Resorts, Cross River; Whispering Palms, Badagry, Lagos; Ikogosi Warm Springs, Ekiti; Ifie Mangrove Park, Warri; Abraka Turf Club, Warri; Inagbe Grand Resort, Lagos; Nike Lake Resort,…

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Exotic Tourism destinations unveiled in Nigeria as Naija7wonders Commends Oyo, Ekiti, Rivers and Enugu states

The naija7wonders.com organisers of the Seven Wonders of Nigeria project held the 9th edition of its Zoom conference on Friday, August 14, 2020. The show was another interesting package as the line up of speakers spoke about their favourite destinations, unveiling new things about some of the places which had been featured before. The show kicked off with the host and founder of the Seven Wonders of Nigeria project, Ambassador Ikechi Uko, asking people to stay safe by wearing their masks or face shield in public, so that the Country…

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