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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NANTA laments absence of local laws to protect indigenous travel agencies

The President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA), Mr.  Bankole Bernard has lamented the absence of local laws to protect the indigenous travel agencies. Speaking at the March 2019 Quaterly Breakfast Meeting of the Aviation Round Table (ART) in Lagos on Thursday, Bernard who was the guest speaker at the event noted that there is no local content law to protect and reserve the  downstream sector for citizens of the country. He stated that there should be a way of tracking sales of tickets in the country…

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Stranded Nigerians in Russia: NANTA boss urges FG to arrest fake travel agents

National Association of Nigeria Travel Agents (NANTA) President, Mr. Bankole Bernard has called on the federal government to make public the names of travel agents behind the plight of stranded Nigerians in Russia after the world cup. Mr. Bernard who had sworn to rid the travel trade sector of fraudsters and recently launched an identity card scheme to drive full capture of licensed practitioners, noted such exposure and public disclosure of these fly-by-night travel agents will go a long way to deter the growth of fraudulent operators and will assist…

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NANTA unveils travel practitioners ID Card In Lagos

The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA on Tuesday, June 26 unveiled the Nigerian Travel Practitioners, NTPIC Identify Card in Lagos. Speaking during the unveiling of the identity card at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos, the president of NANTA, Bankole Bernard said idea of the identification card became necessary so as to sanitise and discontaminate the downstream sector of the aviation industry. He maintained that NANTA has the belief that the industry identity card will help in identifying all the practitioners in the travel industry and put a…

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Lagos Govt. partners NANTA, commends efforts to rid travel trade sector of fraudsters

Lagos state government has commended the strategic efforts of National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) to rid the travel trade sector of fraudsters, noting that NANTA is the most serious and organized travel and tourism trade body in Nigeria. In line with this development, the state government assured that it would as matter of urgency initiate visible partnership platforms that will enthrone effective utilization of NANTA’s local and international reach and experience in marketing Lagos as Africa’s must visit destination. Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner of Tourism, Lagos state who made…

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African Tourism gears towards new heights with record attendance at 2018 Indaba

Tourism in Africa is gearing towards new heights with record attendance from 80 countries for the 2018 Africa’s Travel Indaba in South Africa. The annual event which was held in Durban; Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa from the 7th to the 10th of May experienced a significant rise in participation from last year’s event with 23 African countries in attendance this year. The overall registrations saw an increase by 4percent from last year’s figures reaching the 7000 mark. Total registered buyers increased by 14 percent from last year, bringing…

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