FTAN tasks Govt on development of tourism clusters, reduction of taxes, levies

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) has called on Governments in Nigeria at Federal and States level to diversify the nation’s economy by stimulating the development of tourism clusters and tourists destinations across the country.  The President, FTAN, Alhaji Saleh Rabo made the call in Uyo, where he is representing the private sector at the World Tourism Day celebration organised by the Akwa Ibom State.  Alhaji Rabo stated that tourism development is a guaranteed way of creating employment in Nigeria, especially in tourist host communities in rural areas.…

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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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Runsewe hails FTAN for peaceful resolution to NATOP crisis

The director general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC and President of the World Craft Council Africa region, Otunba Segun Runsewe has hailed the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria for finally arriving at a peaceful resolution to the crisis rocking members of the National Association of Tourism Practitioners. The NCAC boss made this known in a statement issued in his office in Abuja, saying that the amicable settlement of the issues bedeviling the Association will now pave the way for the progress of the practitioners as…

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NATOP petition and maligning of Tourism Personalities (1)

By Ikechi Uko My attention have been drawn to a widely Circulating petition signed by 5 members of NATOP alleging irregularities in the affairs of NATOP. I have been called by a top Government official someone I respect to withhold any further escalation of the issue until it is resolved. He has asked for Calmness So I will be restrained in my response. I am forced to respond because the petition was copied to all my Clients in Nigeria and abroad so it looks like a hatchet Job to get…

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