Tourism: Dubai Delivers Record 15.8 Million International Overnight Visitors in 2017

Tourism: Dubai Delivers Record 15.8 Million International Overnight Visitors in 2017

…consolidates its position as fourth most visited city globally, targets No. 1 spot    Dubai recorded a strong 6.2 per cent year-on-year increase in international overnight visitation in 2017, accelerating the 5 per cent growth witnessed in the previous year and propelling the emirate’s momentum towards its 2020 goal of welcoming 20 million visitors per year by the start of the next decade. According to the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and…

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Air Peace boss makes NESH list of 100 impactful entrepreneurs

Air Peace boss makes NESH list of 100 impactful entrepreneurs

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has been listed among 100 “most remarkable and impactful entrepreneurs in Nigeria” in 2016/2017. The list compiled by the Nigeria & Entrepreneurship Summit Honors (NESH) comprised the names of 100 Nigerians positively impacting the country’s economy in their different spheres of operation. Onyema was, however, the only entrepreneur honoured in the aviation sector, where he has made huge investments providing thousands of direct and indirect jobs…

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Airlines partner NTDC on domestic tourism

Airlines partner NTDC on domestic tourism

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has expressed its desire to partner with the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) in an effort to jump-start domestic tourism in the country thereby also encouraging more Nigerians to fly to various tourism destinations around the country rather than travel abroad for their holidays.   Chairman of AON, Capt. Nogie Meggison, made this known during a courtesy visit to the newly appointed Director General of the NTDC, Mr. Folorunso…

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Experience Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class

Experience Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class

  There are many reasons to visit the UK this Summer Season and here’s just a few, with one of the most comfortable seats and longest beds in the sky, an exclusive cabin complete with on-board bar, Virgin Atlantic Upper Class will get you there in comfort and Style. Virgin Atlantic is enticing you to sit back and relax in our Upper class cabin on our Lagos to London route at a reduced fare of…

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Experts to Discuss Accident Free Aviation At 13th Akwaaba Travel Summit

Experts to Discuss Accident Free Aviation At 13th Akwaaba Travel Summit

Experts in the aviation industry in Africa will be gathering at the 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market to x-ray the successes recorded in the sector during the 2016 operational year. It was a year with Commercial Jet hull loss in Africa. The safest year in Commercial Aviation in Africa. This is against the backdrop of decades of problematic safety level in Africa. The 13th Akwaaba Africa Travel Market, Aviation Day, will be holding at Eko…

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Ethiopian Airlines, Singapore tourism partner to return to Singapore June 1

Ethiopian Airlines, Singapore tourism partner to return to Singapore June 1

Africa’s most profitable airline, Ethiopian Airlines has concluded plans to launch services to Singapore on June 1, 2017. It would service the route with the ultra-modern Boeing 787.  Aside returning to the Far East Asia, the carrier has entered into partnership with Singapore Tourism Board in a bid to boost traffic and sustain the airline’s operations in the area. Nigerian are expected to take advantage of this services as they can now  travel to Singapore…

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The Role of African Diaspora in the growth of Tourism in Africa, by Uko

The Role of African Diaspora in the growth of Tourism in Africa, by Uko

Before I proceed I will want to ask a simple question. 1.  Who is an African? When we can answer that question I will ask my other questions. 2.  Who is a diaspora African? 3.  Where do they live? 4.  How many are they? 5.  What do they have in Common? I don’t know who has the correct answers to my questions but I will go ahead with some answers based on what I have read in different media. It…

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Tourism: Quickest way to restart economy- NANTA boss

Tourism:  Quickest way to restart economy- NANTA boss

*Laments airlines’ exit, job losses *Rwanda Air loses $20 million in five months on “unforced errors”   For Nigeria to quickly get out of recession, the government has been told to harness the potentials in the tourism sector. The disclosure was made by President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) Bankole Bernard at a media parley in Lagos. He stated that tourism is the largest portfolio from which it can bounce back rapidly if…

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NANTA ADVOCATES AVIATION DRIVEN TOURISM INDUSTRY.

NANTA ADVOCATES AVIATION DRIVEN TOURISM INDUSTRY.

To underscore the global importance of aviation as the locative engine of any economy, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (Nanta) President, Bankole Bernard has called on the federal government to relocate the Ministry of Tourism to Aviation to fast track an immediate development of tourism in Nigeria. Bankole who in recent weeks has consistently decreed the poor situation of Nigeria’s airports and the entire aviation sector, assured the government of Nanta’s support to help…

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‘Tourism To Overtake Downstream Sector By 2021’

‘Tourism To Overtake Downstream Sector By 2021’

Nigeria is set to reap bountifully from the launch of African Union (AU) passport if adopted by the National Assembly as it would make the country’s tourism and hospitality industry overtake the downstream sector of the petroleum industry by 2021. The disclosure was made by the Country Manager of Africa’s leading booking portal, Jumia Travel Nigeria, Mr. Kushal Dutta, who further said the Pan-African Passport would allow free movement of domestic tourists into the country….

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