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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NANTA, Topax Travel target Teachers Naija on Tourism Challenge

Reality Television show, Teachers Naija, tasking over sixteen housemates on Nigerian tourism destination challenge sponsored by National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) and Topax Travel Agency, will be aired on DSTV channel 195 and GOTV 97 Saturday, August 13 by 8pm. The innovative reality show anchored by two female travel icons, Mrs Susan Akporiaye, President National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) and Mrs Ibiwari Uloma Kemabonta, drilled Nigerian Teachers who were pulled together as housemates and representing their states, to give a rundown of three tourism sites and…

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Runsewe urges NANTA to brace up for cultural promotion, as NCAA DG assures of robust relationship, partnership

Director General National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe has called on the members of the national association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA, to wake up and embrace the promotion and marketing of the rich Nigerian culture. He explained that Nigeria culture is one of the oldest in the world, and needs marketing communication initiatives that could unveil its iconic content and context to the world yet to experience the fullness of its diversity. ” Under of our National Festival of Arts and Culture, ( NAFEST), we…

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Travel agent in EFCC custody not our member- NANTA

The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), has disclosed that the alleged travel agent paraded by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is not their member and should not be addressed as a travel agent. Mrs Susan Akporiaye President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies,(NANTA) who clarified the position of the umbrella body of travel trade operators in Nigeria, on the status of kaduna based agency, noted that all available verifiable information at the disposal of the association, shows that the purported travel agent, has no relationship with…

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Africa to Africa Tourism Promotion: NANTA opens profitable passengers capacity for Egypt Air

The Africa to Africa Tourism Promotion iniative chiseled out of Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), by the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), has opened up windows of profitable passengers capacity for Egypt Air. The airline which was among the four African Carriers, RwandAir, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian airlines pooled by NANTA President, Mrs Susan Akporiaye about three months ago, to kick start the innovative Africa to Africa Tourism Promotion geared towards driving and facilitating intra African trade and tourism, has seen its passengers traffic on the rise,…

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Cultural Tourism: Okorocha urges NANTA to unite Nigerians

Senate Committee Chairman and immediate former Governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, says time has come for the leadership of National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) to share its template of progressive electoral transition process devoid of rancour in the past 45 years with Nigeria. Owelle Okorocha also want NANTA to spread its wings of collaboration and partnership in Initiating legacy projects that focuses on children and use same as spring board for cultural exchanges, thus breaking the cancer of tribalism. “Madam President of NANTA, your articulation of…

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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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President Buhari reappoints Runsewe for another four years

Just on the dot of the end of his first active and progressive four years as director general National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe, was handed another term of four years to deepen the Nigerian Cultural economy by President Mohammandu Buhari. Runsewe, arguably one of the brightest star of the president’s team under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, was appointed four years ago in the month april, and by the latest development, all the speculations and anxieties about the future of NCAC, put to rest.…

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NANTA flags off housing scheme for members

National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA has flagged off its first pilot Housing scheme of 500 units, comprising of two and three bedroom terrace and three bedroom detached categories for its members. The first instance of this strategic and futuristic welfare scheme under NANTA cooperative society, nursed to fruition by the Abuja zone of the association, will be powered by Brains and Hammers, a reputable estate development firm, currently handling the massive five thousand Housing scheme at Kubwa city estate. The NANTA exclusive estate, will be carved out of…

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NANTA condoles FTAN over Rabo Saleh

President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) Mrs Susan Akporiaye has sent a condolence message to the leadership of Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria ( FTAN) on the demise of its President, Alhaji Rabo Saleh. The message from Mrs Susan Akporiaye encouraged FTAN acting president, Mr Nkerewuem Onung to look up to God at this dark hour in the affairs of the Federation, praying that God accept and grant the soul the departed peace. Mr Slyvester Olobor, NANTA executive secretary who signed the condolence letter, addressed to FTAN…

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