British Airways to Resume Flights to Seychelles in Major Boost for Tourism

British Airways will resume direct flights to Seychelles in March after a decade-long absence, giving the island nation a major new boost to its tourism market, officials said on Tuesday. The airline will start operating two non-stop flights per week from London Heathrow airport to Seychelles from March 24 next year using its newest fleet […]

Brewing War Over Tourism

The decision of the National Assembly to make the federal government the sole regulator of the tourism industry has unsettled many governors who believe that the move is an encroachment on the powers of the states under the constitution‎. Recently, the Senate initiated a process to repeal the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Act, 2004. […]

Hajj - 2,842 Kaduna Pilgrims Return Home - Board

The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has said that 2,842 pilgrims from Kaduna have returned home after performing the 2017 hajj in Saudi Arabia. The Public Relations Officer of the board, Yunusa Abdullahi, said in a press release made available to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday that the pilgrims returned by Med-View and Max Air […]

Lai Mohammed Emerges Vice President of World Tourism Body

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) on Wednesday elected Nigeria as Vice President, Africa at its ongoing 22nd General Assembly in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of Southwest China. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who led Nigeria's delegation to the General Assembly assumed the seat on […]

Four Things Many People Don’t Know About Africa

There is so much about Africa that many don’t know, even some of those who are from and live in Africa. Here are four things most people don’t know about Africa. Africa is Home to One of the Oldest Universities in the World The University of Timbuktu is one of the oldest universities in the […]

South African Minister Mocks Buhari, Other African Leaders for 'Health Tourism'

South Africa's Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, on Monday scolded African leaders who seek medical care away from the continent, saying the culture has become a major drain on their countries health expenditures. The minister said it was shameful that African leaders frequently seek medical care abroad while most of their citizens grapple with substandard […]

6 Essential Tips To Have An Unforgettable Trip To Tarkwa Bay

Tarkwa Bay is one of the popular destinations Lagos can boast of. However, it is not usually at the top of the list of itinerary of tourists and fun seekers who intend to explore the centre of excellence. This is because it sits several kilometers offshore from the bustling and busy Lagos Island. Really, you […]

Africans Touring Their Own Continent More

Four out of ten international tourists in Africa come from the continent itself, according to the new UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017: Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth. In sub-Saharan Africa, this number increases to two out of every three tourists whose travels originate on the continent. Data backing this key finding show […]

Why Air Travel, Tourism Contribute Only 1.7 Percent to GDP

World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has estimated that air travel and tourism in Nigeria contributed 1.7 per cent to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016. The input, which experts have described as paltry in the light of huge potentials, puts Nigeria behind others African countries like Gambia, Rwanda and South Africa among […]

Muric Absolves Hajj Commission of Fare Hike

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has absolved the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) from the allegation of indiscriminate hike in 2017 hajj fares, tracing it to high exchange rates. Director, MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement said the suspicion, distrust and allegations leveled at NAHCON are equally products of misinformation. This year's hajj […]

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