FTAN Nigeria Tourism Award and matters arising

By Frank Meke Nkerewuem Onung, President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), will possibly make our own” Nigerian Guinness books of records” for his strategic and determined efforts to rebrand and refocus the organised tourism practitioners representation and visibility. First, he changed his address from his Cross River state home ground and influence, relocated to Abuja, in order to lead the Federation from the front bit as a tested war General would do. Nkerewuem Onung has a massive thriving tour outfit in Calabar, coupled with piano chords fingers in…

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FTAN Presidential Election: Onung outlines 7 point agenda to reposition body, tourism

The acting president of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, and aspirant for the position of the president of FTAN, Mr Nkereuwem Onung has outlined his seven point agenda aimed at repositioning the body and fastracking the growth and development of tourism in the country. Speaking with Journalists in Lagos on his aspirations to lead FTAN, and his vision for the tourism industry, Onung stated that the time has come to take tourism to national prominence. Onung who is also the chief executive officer of Remlords Tours and…

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SA Tourism commiserates with family, FTAN, All States Travels on demise of Rabo

South African Tourism has commiserated with the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, staff of All States Travels & the late Alhaji Saleh Kareem Rabo’s family on his demise Alhaji Rabo who was the president of FTAN and managing director of All States Travels died recently as a result of ill health. In a condolence letter signed by Thekiso Rakolojane, Hub head: West Africa of South African Tourism said the tourism body is deeply saddened by the sudden passing away of one of Nigeria’s Tourism giants, Rabo Saleh. Thekiso…

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Covid 19: FTAN seeks N150billion intervention fund from government

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) is seeking N150billion intervention fund from the federal government to cushion the devastating impact of the covid 19 pandemic in the travel and tourism industry. The declaration of Covid-19 as a global pandemic in January 2020, has led to international travel restrictions, national travel bans and subnational lockdowns, leading to massive cancellations of tourism and hospitality services in destinations all over the world. Consequently, the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors in Nigeria have, unimaginably, taken a direct hit with attendant tales of woes…

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Corona Virus: FTAN expresses confidence on Nigeria health agencies containment measures

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has expressed confidence that Nigeria’s health officials’ effort at containing the Corona Virus would be successful, and that the Covid-19 scare should not stop leisure and business tourists from visiting Nigeria. The Tourism Federation gave this assurance on the culmination of their Governing Council Meeting held in Abuja March 5th 2020. The President of the Tourism Federation, Alhaji Saleh Rabo, who spoke to reporters after the Council Meeting called on all Nigerians and foreign travelers to fully comply with the Corona virus…

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