Olota of Otta, Akinboboye, Olowo, others charge govt on tourism to accelerate development

Photo captions L-R: President La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye; The Olota of Otta Kingdom, Ogun State, Oba Prof. Adeyemi Obalanlege; President, Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET), Andrew Iro Okungbowa, and former President, ANJET, Tope Ogbeni Awe at the annual tourism seminar 2019 “Tourism and Jobs: Better future for all” in Lagos…yesterday Stakeholders and operators of Nigerian tourism sector have charged government at all levels in the country to focus more on tourism in order to achieve accelerated development of the country as the…

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Sabre begins MBA Programme in airline studies at Babcock

Airline distribution solution provider, Sabre Network West Africa has commenced its Masters in Business Administration (MBA) partnership programme with the College of Postgraduate Studies Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria, in Airline and Travels Management. This coming two years after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. The 2019/2020 session will kick off on September 8, 2019. In light of this, Babcock has become the first university in Nigeria to offer such a course in Aviation and the programme is expected to run for 18 months. Students who enrol for…

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Aviation: Nigeria must have stable political, regulatory framework – Olowo

The president of Sabre and Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative, Dr Gbanga Olowo, has stressed the need for Nigeria to have a legal framework, stable regulatory and political environment to move forward in aviation. Olowo who stated this in an interview with Journalists at the recent League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC Conference in Lagos with the theme : Boosting aviation investments through policy, said regulation should not be changing the way we change our cloths. He emphasized the need for strong regulation, noting that regulation drives economics. The…

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Med-View Airline boss calls for urgent review of BASA with EU, others to reflect interest of local carriers

The managing director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has called on the federal government to urgently review the Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) with other major European and some Asian Countries to reflect the interest of local carriers. Speaking at the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondent, LAAC 2019 conference held at the Raddison Blu Hotel, Ikeja, with the theme : Boosting aviation investments through policy, Bankole stated that appropriate policy statement regulating double taxation need to be quickly looked into in conjunction with the exorbitant cut-throat charges levied…

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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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