Nigerian tourism gets a boost from millennials and social media — Quartz Africa. Last year, when Tolu Sofoluwe wanted a holiday away from Lagos and the high-stress, non-stop world of corporate consulting she’s worked for 13 years, she did not opt for Dubai as she’s done in the past.
Instead, she looked closer to home and went on a road trip to Osun Osogbo Grove, the sacred forest along the banks of Osun river fabled to be the home of the goddess of fertility in local mythology and also a UNESCO world heritage center. It’s not a typical choice for middle-class Nigerians who usually aspire to international trips for holidays. But thanks to a crop of local companies increasingly making it easier to travel around and experience Nigeria, that may be slowing changing. Take Irinajo, the travel company Sofoluwe booked her road trip with, for example. It offers trips to tourist locations across the country and has become best known for curating group trips and sourcing clients on social media.
TVP Adventures Some of the increased local interest has also been fortuitous. Nigeria: Visiting Africans to get Visas at Arrival. Nigeria simplifies visa processes for tourists, investors. The federal government has introduced visa-on-arrival process for high-net-worth foreign investors.
Africa: How Nigeria Loses Millions of Dollars to South Africa, Rwanda, Gambia in Global Tourism. For the second year running, Nigeria shunned the just-concluded World Travel Market in London.
Funke Olaode, who attended the three-day global event, examines the dire economic implications for the country and how Nigeria loses multimillion-dollars in travels and tourism Since its debut 36 years ago, the World Travel Market usually organised in London, the United Kingdom, has remained a melting point for 187 countries across the globe to share ideas on how to improve tourism and travel industry -but more important, to deal in multimillion-pound tourism enterprise.
The gigantic exhibition centre situated in Excel, East London, is an avenue that attracts common interests and offers stakeholders the opportunity to keep up with latest insight on travels. With recession facing many countries and the dip in oil prices, not a few countries are exploring their tourism potential as support system to boost their economy. Tourism is its cash cow. "Since Nigeria joined World Travel Market in 1996. Pageantry remains a marketing tool – says C/River Tourism Bureau Chief. Nigeria's hospitality business hits N562bn. By Princewill Ekwujuru The hospitality business in Nigeria is now peaking at N562 billion as at last year.
This was disclosed by SlimTrader, West Africa Vocation Education, WAVE, a technology/e-commerce solution provider. In a chat with Vanguard, Femi Akinde, Managing Director, SlimTrader, said: “The Hospitality industry in Nigeria is worth approximately N562 billion ($3billion) in 2014 and still growing. Akinde said Nigeria does not have enough hotels. “We just have 7,000 hotels for 70 million adults, excluding people coming into the country. Nnenna Onyewuchi, a Board Member of WAVE, added, “I think hospitality business in Nigeria is in transition, I think the entrant of international brands have changed the game and I think that the Nigerian customers are beginning to demand a better, quality of service. “People in the hospitality business need a better quality employee; this is where WAVE comes in. “As these hotels and stores come up. Boost for tourism in Nigeria as construction of 144 construction projects approved. Nigeria: FG to float tourism development fund.
WorldStage Newsonline-- The Federal Government of Nigeria has dropped the hint to float a Tourism Development Fund in the country to address the problem of funding in the tourism sector.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, Mrs. Nkechi Ejele told journalists after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday that the President had assured that he would consider culture and tourism in his administration's economic agenda. FG To Develop Tourism Potential Of Kashimbila Dam - Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers. The federal government is set to develop the tourism potential of the multi-purpose Kashimbila Dam in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State by setting up a Project Delivery Team of Kashimbila Resort Project.
Tourism in Nigeria: Quietly budding. ONE of the sectors, which Nigeria banked and hoped on for rapid growth and quick germination into a full-scale economic activity and pride before it clocks 50 years, is tourism.
According to historical record, the sign was vivid right from 1472 when the first foreign vessel that ever landed on Nigeria’s shore was a Portuguese merchant ship with trade-tourism mission. It gave hope that Nigeria would soon become one of the most sought after tourism destinations in the world. While the colonial masters did not show any move at deliberate development of tourism sites except some games and forest reserves, no tourism sites was developed by them. Nigeria to establish tourism information desks at airports. The director-general of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Sally Mbanefo has expressed her readiness to establish Tourism Information Desk in major Airports across the country in a bid to present a better image of Nigeria to the International community.
The NTDC boss who stated this when she paid a courtesy visit to the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) boss in Abuja further revealed that the agency would also produce a branded magazine for private sectors and government establishment to showcase their tourism assets. “I will ensure publication of a National Domestic Tourism Calendar for all, set up Tourism Information Desk at major airports, produce NTDC branded magazine for private sector and state government to showcase their tourism assets, organise a television quiz game show that will educate Nigerians on tourism sites and reward them for visiting the sites.
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