How Asky, Ethiopian Airlines treated guests to night of  experience at Akwaaba expo in Lagos

The Ethiopian Day at Akwaaba African Travel Market 2019 ended on a grand note with the management of Ethiopian Airlines treating guests to a night of  Ethiopian Experience while revealing a positive rise in its fortunes over the years in review. The general manager of Ethiopian Airline Firiehiwot Mekonnen while welcoming the guests to the event said the Airline proudly flaunts itself as a Pan African Airline. “Ethiopian Airline is positioning it’s brand and strategies to touch every part of Africa and Europe and we can say we have recorded…

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Carnival Calabar partners Fire Service on safety, as Joint Stakeholders approve routes for event

As part of the strategic measures put in place to guarantee safety of lives and property during emergencies at the 2019 Carnival Calabar, Cross River State government has introduced fire fighting mechanism and strategic partnership in preparation for the Global event. Carnival Calabar which started in 2004 has grown year in year out and the global audience increases every year, hence the need to improve on safety and consciousness of the fiesta. The International Consultant to the Carnival Calabar, Mr Ikechi Uko made the new desire for the 2019 event…

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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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Mohammed, Runsewe, Air Peace boss, Olowo, Coker, Momoh to grace ANJET’s tourism seminar

Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) has unveiled the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as Special Guest of Honour, ahead of its October 8 Tourism Seminar, billed for the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos. The event will also witness the inauguration of the association’s new executive council and patrons. A statement released by the tourism writers’ body, said the theme of the seminar is; ‘Tourism and Jobs: Better future for all,’ in line with the annual yearly World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations by the…

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St.Ange, Balala, Bartlett, others honoured at Akwaaba in Lagos

The respected and popular Seychelles former minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Alain St.Ange, Najib Balala, the minister of Tourism of Kenya and Edmund Bartlett, the Tourism minister of Jamaica and others were among the Africa Top 100 Tourism Personalities honoured by the African Travel and Tourism Industry at the just concluded Akwaaba African Travel Market In Lagos. These top personalities were honoured for their exemplary work and contribution to the growth of the sector in Africa, in the Diaspora and in the World. They were given the…

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Akwaaba helps grow air arrival for Gambia by 39%

West Africa’s biggest tourism expo, Akwaaba, African Travel Market has continued to be a melting point for tourism destination marketers, as new figures released by the Gambian Tourism Board revealed that air arrival from Nigeria increased by 39 per cent compared with previous years. Adama Njie, director of Marketing, Gambia, affirmed that African Travel Market (AFTM) popularly known as Akwaaba, an annual organised travel and tour event remains one of the utmost important trade fairs to Destination Gambia. In an interview with thepoint.gm, an online medium, Njie outlined the importance…

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Winners of Balafon Award for Tourism in West Africa to be honoured at 5th Accra Weizo

African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) has released the list of winners of the prestigious Balafon Awards to be recognised at the annual West African tourism and travel fair, Accra Weizo.   The award winners are the best performers in the industry chosen by the publishers of Atqnews.com. ATQnews.com a member of Travel Media Group. It is the online platform for African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) and Travellers magazine , the first Travel magazine in West Africa which solely focuses on travel and tourism issues. It started publishing offline about 30 years ago.…

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ATQ to recognise top conference centres in West Africa

African Travel Quarterly (Atq) has opened nominations for 2019 Balafon West African Travel and Tourism Awards. As part of the annual travel event Accra Weizo, Atqnews is set to host the 2019 edition of the awards in grand style. In 2017, it hosted the awards for ‘Top 100 Tourism personalities in West Africa’ and at the  2018 edition it hosted the ‘Top 100 Hotels in West Africa’. Beside its annual Balafon award in 2019, atqnews seeks to position in positive light the leading conference centres in West Africa. The winners…

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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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Ife comes alive as Ooni hosts NATOP AGM May 24

.. As Runsewe is confirmed as special guest All is set for the much anticipated 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), of the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP), in Osun State, Nigeria. The AGM which will be hosted by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at the Ife Grand Resorts and Leisure is slated to hold on 24th May 2019. NATOP AGM with the Theme: “Impact of Culture, Partnerships and Governance on Nigeria Tourism Development”, will feature a four day program to include a tour of Osun state,…

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