NCAC, FTAN collaborate to move association, industry higher

The newly elected Executive of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) have been assured of a greater cooperation to move the association to higher heights. The director general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe gave the assurance in Abuja today when the newly elected Executive of the Federation paid him a courtesy call in his office. The director general who felt highly honoured said the visit which was timely, attested that NCAC is a dependable ally in the movement to change the narratives in the…

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NATOP 2021 AGM: Akwa Ibom promotes state as choice destination for travel, tourism

Akwa Ibom state government is leaving no stone unturned in promoting the state as a choice destination for travel and tourism in Nigeria. The state is living up to expectations in providing the infrastructural backbone needed to make tourism thrive. These infrastructural backbone include good road networks, functional airport and airline, accessibility to tourism sites among others. Apart from its untapped tourism potential, the state can boast of an array of sumptuous delicacies. Akwa Ibom is no doubt blessed with abundant human, natural resources and rich cultural heritage. To tap…

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Twins Tourism congratulates Nkereuwem Onung on election as FTAN President

The Most Famous Twins in African Tourism and Founders of Twins Tourism, Ambassadors Taiwo and Kehinde Oguntoye has praised the emergence of Chief Nkereuwem Onung as the newly elected President of the Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) and his executive at the 2021 Annual General Meeting and Election held on Thursday in Abuja. According to the statement personally signed by the initiators of World Twins Festival, Oguntoye Twins said the election of the CEO of Remlords Tours is a right decision towards the right direction for the progress…

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FTAN elects Nkereuwem Onung as new president

The chairman of Remlords Tours and Car Hire Services, Mr Nkereuwem Onung has emerged the president Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN. Onung emerged winner with a landslide victory of 71 votes over his challenger Otunba Ayo Olumoko who secured 22 votes at the Federation election held today, Thursday July 8th at RockView Hotel, Abuja. Onung is the former president of Nigerian Association of Tour Operators, NATOP and its BOT chairman. He was the immediate past acting president of FTAN, taking over after the untimely death of Alhaji Rabo…

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Restarting tourism in Nigeria: The NATOP new template

Nigerian Association of Tour Operators, NATOP Annual General Meeting, AGM offered the tourism body and other stakeholders the opportunity to share their new template for restarting tourism in the country after the ravaging impact of Covid 19 on the travel and tourism industry globally. The 2021 AGM hosted by one of the leading tourism states in Nigeria, Akwa Ibom ushered in a new template well articulated by experienced tourism professionals. Akwa Ibom state which is poised at promoting its tourism offering lashed on the AGM to drive tourist traffic to…

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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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Runsewe: Plaudits and endorsements across board

By Frank Meke If the sky is truly the limit to the aspiration of humanity, then we need to redefine the parameters of expectations of men who breaks the limit of the skyline in order to leave behind legacies in socio-economic and political circles across the globe. In other words, there should be limitless insightful and progressive templates, worthy of breakthroughs in all areas of human endeavours, supportive of notions that nothing is impossible to those who dare to conquer. Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director General National Council for Arts and…

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ANJET honours NATOP BOT chairman, Onung with 2020 Tourism Award

Photo caption: CEO, Akwaaba African Travel Market, Mr Ikechi Uko receiving ANJET Award 2020 on behalf of Chairman, Remlords Tour, Mr Nkereuwen Onung from the President, Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) as Mrs Taiye Olayemi of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) looks on. The Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism, ANJET, has honoured the chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators, NATOP, and First Deputy President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN. Mr. Nkereuwem Onung with its 2020…

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NATOP BOT chairman lauds NANTA President on role in development of tourism

The chairman Board Of Trustees of Nigeria Association of Tour Operators, NATOP and deputy president, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung has described Bankole Bernard as a strategic partner in the development of tourism in Nigeria Speaking during a meeting with media friends, Mr Onung noted that tourism partners and professionals like Mr. Bankole Bernard should be celebrated and honoured. ” When I passed the baton to a lady after stabilizing NATOP, many people think I was dumb and stupid, but today, NANTA has taken same…

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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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