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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Ethiopian to launch flights to New York-Newark

Ethiopian to launch flights to New York-Newark

Africa’s biggest airline, Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it would commence scheduled thrice weekly flights to New York-Newark from Addis Ababa from July 3rd 2016, via Lomé, Togo. The carrier will be deploying Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route, which not only offers unparalleled onboard comfort to passengers, but is also the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft with its lower carbon and noise emissions. Ethiopian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner is configured with 24 business class and…

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South African Airways backs drive to promote local tourism

South African Airways backs drive to promote local tourism

In an effort to stimulate the growth of tourism in the continent, South African Airways has thrown its weight behind tourism authorities, destination marketing organisations and travel and tourism trade show hosts Through its participation at the World Travel Market® Africa (WTM Africa), a fast growing inbound and outbound travel and tourism show, which takes place from April 6 until 8 April at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), SAA said it support the…

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Plane hijack may hurt Egypt’s tourism sector, image

Plane hijack may hurt Egypt’s tourism sector, image

While the reasons for the hijacking were not entirely clear, the incident will deal another blow to Egypt’s tourism industry and hurt efforts to revive an economy hammered by political unrest following the 2011 uprising. The sector, a main source of hard currency for the import-dependent county, was already reeling from the crash of a Russian passenger plane in the Sinai in late October. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said the Russian plane was brought…

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NANTA honour Ngozi Ngooka

NANTA honour Ngozi  Ngooka

For the past four years, Ngozi Ngooka has been at the forefront of championing the various causes of travel agents in her capacity as the National Publicity Secretary of  the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) In her four years in this role, she has sold the NANTA cause with so much ease, charm and tenacity that the Association increased its membership by 200 per cent.  In a recent interview, she said her job…

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Aviation unions decry planned cover up of sleaze in NAMA

Aviation unions decry planned cover up of sleaze in NAMA

*Decry Ministry’s silence over graft The major labour unions in the aviation industry,  have collectively expressed shock and dismay over what they described as non challant attitude of the ministry of Transportation over the huge financial scandal rocking the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), and several top officials of the agency. The unions stated that the massive fraud which came into the public domain since February 12, 2016 was not new but only a confirmation of…

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