ANJET honours Runsewe, Alabi, Ogbeni Awe, Uko, inaugurates executives, patrons

It was celebration time at the recently held tourism seminar by the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) in Lagos, when the umbrella body for travel writers in the country honoured some of the operators in the tourism sector, and inaugurates its new executives as well as patrons. On the honour list were the director general of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, a patron of the association; and Chief Samuel Alabi of Eko Hotels and Suites, who is also a patron…

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Xenophobic attacks: NANTA urges Africans to embrace love as virtue

NANTA while stating its position on the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa said the recent happenings have not been a pleasant one. The President of NANTA, Mr. Bankole Bernard while speaking on this issue said: “Initially when I saw the videos of how our people were being killed by thugs in South Africa, all I could think of was that why should Africans be destroying themselves? However, on a second thought when I took a closer look at the situation, I saw that some criminals were trying…

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NANTA to hold nationwide training for travel agencies

The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agency has announced plans for a nationwide training for the International Air Transport Association, IATA and Non-IATA registered travel agencies in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja at no cost. Tagged as IATA EasyPay Workshop for IATA and Non-IATA Agents, Mr. Bankole Bernard, President of the Association said the purpose of the workshop is to enlighten Travel Agents on the IATA EasyPay (IEP) plan. “IATA EasyPay (IEP) is a new payment method that is globally available to all IATA accredited travel agents for the issuance…

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NCAA enlists Lagos Aviation Academy as an Approved Training Organisation

Lagos Aviation Academy (LAA), has been enlisted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as an Approved Training Organization (ATO) which is one of its major milestones in the first half of the year 2019. The feat enables the academy to run additional courses such as the Cabin Crew Ab-Initio Programme and the Basic Flight Dispatcher Course. The Academy’s director, Mr. Bankole Bernard attributes this success to LAA’s dedication to its core values which are: Knowledge, Integrity, Excellence, Ownership, and Collaboration. Adding that the Academy is focused on delivering quality…

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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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NANTA 2019 AGM: Runsewe calls for adequate attention to development of culture industry

The director general of the National Council for Art and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has called for adequate attention to the development of the country’s culture industry. Runsewe who stated this at the 43rd AGM of National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA in Lagos today noted that culture provides a major content for the development and growth of tourism. He emphasised the need for adequate attention to be to the marketing and promotion of Nigeria’s cultural products and tourism destinations. The NCAC DG observed that most of these products…

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NANTA creates awareness for AGM in Lagos, organises walk for travel, tourism

In preparation for its 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos on Wednesday March 27 at the Muson Centre,  the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) today, Tuesday organised an awareness walk for the AGM, tagged walk for travel/tourism. The awareness walk took the NANTA members led by the president, Mr. Bankole Bernard, the chairman of Board of Trustees,  Mr. Steve Isokarari and others on a road walk from the Lagos State House of Assembly to Allen roundabout and back to the entrance of House of Assembly again. Speaking…

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NANTA records N565b Ticket Sales in 2018, set for AGM In Lagos

Photo Caption: L-R: Mr. Daisi Olotu, the president of NANTA, Mr. Bernard Bankole  and the chairperson of the 2019 AGM committee, Mrs Susan Akporaye at the 2019 AGM  press briefing IN Lagos on Tuesday, March 19 The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA recorded N565 billion in ticket sales in 2018. This was disclosed by the president of NANTA, Mr Bankole Bernard on Tuesday in Lagos during the press briefing for its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) slated for the 27 of March at the Muson Centre in Lagos.…

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Aviation stakeholders call for local content law to preserve sector for benefits of Nigerians

Stakeholders in the country’s aviation industry have stressed the need for the local content law in Nigeria to be applied fully in regulatory operations of travel agents in order to preserve the sector for the benefits of the citizens. The stakeholders who were at the March quarterly breakfast meeting of the Aviation Round Table at Golf View Hotel in Lagos with the theme: Nigerian travel agencies, challenges and regulations urged the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the regulatory agency for air travel business in Nigeria to go beyond the…

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