Mt Kilimanjaro Wins Africa Top Attraction Award

Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, has scooped the 2017 'Africa's Leading Tourist Attraction' title in the recent World Travel Awards (WTAs). The Moshi located mountain was one of Tanzania's three entries that won in the African Category of the 24th instalment of the prestigious WTA whose gala was held at the Kigali Convention Centre in […]

Developments in Nigeria’s Tourism Industry (1975 to 2015)

Statutorily, tourism started gaining momentum in 1988, when the ruling military government promulgated a decree establishing the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), and by the year 2000, the Federal Ministry of Culture & Tourism was created; thereby according tourism a priority status in Nigeria’s quest for national economic development. Over the years, the need for […]

The New Ooni of Ife is a tourism investor

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the new Onirisa of the Source, is a Pathfinder Entrepreneur Forty years ago in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, born into Ojaja Royal Compound of Agbedegbede, Giesi Ruling House in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Ogunwusi Adeyeye, the 5th direct descendant of the Giesi family was quietly delivered into the humble family of […]

NCAA Tasks Airlines On Customer-Centric Policies

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has urged airlines and other air services providers to become more customer-centric as customer experience remains the top driver of aviation service around the world. Speaking at an aviation industry forum in Lagos, the director-general of NCAA, Captain Muhtar Usman said, 82 per cent of air passengers cite customer […]

Stakeholders Outline Blueprint for Better Tour Operation in Nigeria

On the lookout for a solution to the lingering challenges confronting the operations of tourism in Nigeria, particularly in the area of Hajj, industry experts have stressed the need for the present administration to overhaul the sector so as to boost the nation's economy. The practitioners, who spoke with The Guardian in Abuja lamented that […]

Expert Urges Inter-Ministerial Committee to Reposition Tourism Sector

Mr Shola llupeju, a Tourism Consultant on Tuesday in Abuja called on the Federal Government to set up an inter-ministerial committee to reposition the tourism sector. llupeju made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said that to reposition the tourism sector, government would have to plan and put […]

Developing Tourism in Nigeria

The retrogressive place of Nigeria's tourism sector in African ranking is worrisome and a cause for concern considering the inherent capacity of the sector to contribute in no small measure to the socio-economic development of the country. Recently, in a paper titled, "'Tourists, gas propeller of socio-economic and political growth," to mark the World Tourism […]

“AMCON Loses N25 billion to Aero Contractors Overpriced Assets” – Sources

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, may have lost about N25 billion for taking over the debts of Aero Contractors, sources revealed. According to sources familiar with the deal the assets of the carrier worth less than N4 billion, but were overpriced. Findings revealed that AMCON after paying the huge amount of money controlled only […]

The Impact of Social Media on the Travel Industry.

For millions of Nigerians, the internet has become an essential part of their everyday social and business lives; although almost taken for granted, technology has helped organisations, corporations, and individuals steer through daily life with less hitches and headaches as was the case some decades back. Social media today, as a direct offshoot of technological […]

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