Lagos Day returns to Akwaaba African Travel Market on Tuesday 30th Nov.

Lagos the 6th largest economy and the entertainment capital of Africa will be showcasing its tourism assets at Akwaaba on the 30th of November. The Commissioner of Tourism Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf will lead her dynamic team to Eko Hotel to unveil details of the Lagos Tourism Masterplan and other products. Lagos State is the first State to launch a Tourism Masterplan in Nigeria. Lagos State has been at the height of tourism engagement in Nigeria in the past one year with Trainings Meetings and Events. The Lagos…

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FTAN President says AFCFTA will create new opportunities for stakeholders

The National President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung has said that the inclusion of Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) session in the National Tourism and Transport Summit will give audiences the avenue to leverage on the opportunities of the trade regime. Onung who spoke at the event at the international conference centre in Abuja, recently said “we need to be competitive in our engagements. I believe this expo will expose viable strategies that will enable benefit from the AFCFTA regime. He described the…

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FTAN boss lauds NANTA’s effort on Eminent Persons Awards

The National President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr Nkereuwem Onung, has described the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) as one of the major threshold on which tourism in Nigeria is built. Onung disclosed this during the 2021 edition of the NANTA Eminent Persons Awards conferred on some national patriots who have made landmark efforts in their different national assignment as well as contributing immensely to the development and promotion of tourism and travel in Nigeria.  According to FTAN President, the new crop of executive…

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FTAN president extols NHCI on leadership style, tasks members on capacity building 

The National President of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, Mr Nkereuwem Onung has charged stakeholders in the private sector to see training and capacity building as driving force that will set the tune for sustainable tourism in Nigeria. Onung who gave a remark at the Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Hotel and Catering Institute (NHCI), in Lagos, recently urged the delegates to continue to update themselves with the latest trend in the industry in order to be at par with the global best practices. He used the 39th…

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Runsewe, NIHOTOUR boss to headline conferences, Training at 17th Akwaaba Travel Market

The Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR,Turaki Nura Kangiwa will be the guest speaker at this year’s hospitality day on the 30th of November. It will be his first Akwaaba as DG NIHOTOUR. He will be supporting the Special Guest Otunba Segun Runsewe the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC). NIHOTOUR was a pioneer exhibitor at Akwaaba African Travel Market in 2004 and past DG, Alhaji Munzali Dantata a guest at Akwaaba. Recently Akwaaba went into a partnership with NIHOTOUR for the…

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Imo partners FTAN on tourism development, as federation inaugurates South East Zonal Council

The Imo State government has expressed its desire to partner with the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) to develop tourism in the state. This was disclosed by state’s Commissioner for Tourism, Mazi Uche Ohia during the inauguration of the FTAN South East Zonal Council in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The commissioner also said the state was taking stock of all its tourism assets in order to develop them. This, he said, has become necessary looking at current global economic reality which has made the need to diversify…

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New dawn for tourism as FTAN honours Runsewe with Nigerian Tourism and Culture Brand Icon Award

It was a night of glowing tributes to a tourism, art and culture icon, Otunba Segun Runsewe, the Director General of the National Council for Art and Culture, NCAC, who was honoured by the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, with the Nigerian Tourism And Culture Brand Icon Award for his immense contribution to the growth and development of tourism in Nigeria. Runsewe was honoured with the first award instituted by FTAN for achievers in the the tourism and culture industry in Nigeria at a well attended and colourful…

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FTAN set to honour Otunba Runsewe with first Nigerian Tourism Award

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN is set to honour Otunba Segun Runsewe the director general of National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, with the First Nigerian Tourism Awards to on the 24th of September at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. The President of the Federation, Mr Nkereuwem Onung made this announcement in Abuja during the Inauguration of the FCT Council of FTAN. He said that the Nigerian Tourism Awards will be an annual Recognition for major Players who have Made huge Contributions to the Growth…

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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 new exco visit FCT Minister, seeks for collaboration to develop tourism

President of federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, Mr. Nkereuwem Onung has called on the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA, to collaborate with the private sector to revamp some of the cultural festivals in FCT. Mr. Nkereuwem Onung made the call in Abuja when he visited the minister of state for FCT Hajia Ramatu Aliyu in her office with some members of the new executives and council members. The president said that the visit was to introduce the newly elected FTAN executives to the Minister And to also strengthen…

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