Africa: Lagos State Govt, Stakeholders brainstorm on the need to Preserve and Sustain Cultural Heritage Sites in Lagos


The Lagos state government in its bid to ensure that the state’s historical and cultural sites and monuments are preserved for future generations and also drive tourism to the state held a stakeholder’s forum for professionals in the sector. Speaking at the forum which was held at the state’s Council for Art and Culture hall, Commissioner for Tourism, Art and […]

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News: This Influencer Is Advocating For More Black And Brown Faces Within Tourism Brands


Meet Martinique aka “Marty.” The 31-year old Oakland native has made it her mission to fight for more travel and tourism brands to feature more people of color. We spoke with her about this mission and why it is important. Give us your take on the current face of tourism and major travel brands?  The face of tourism is rapidly […]

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Africa: Calabar Carnival; A festival that is fast becoming one of the best end-of-year events in the world.


Each year the festivity gets better, and Calabar Carnival 2018, not being an exception, left a resounding echo. People adjudged it “one of the best so far.” “Elo, Oga.” His calls came in three days before Christmas. The caller wanted to know if I would be travelling to Calabar. He was excited, like a kid on his way to Disneyland. […]

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Africa: Ooni Tasks NATOP President On Nigerian Brand


THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has tasked members of the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP), to come out with an exciting branding copy strong enough to sell Nigeria as a desirable tourism destination nation to the world. The Ooni, who made this call while receiving the NATOP President, Hajia Billy Abdul; Chief Operating […]

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Tourism: The Africa Glamour, 2018 Calabar Carnival


The deserving capital of Cross River State, this town and its residents happily invite people to visit the wonderful attractions that mark her past and present :The Slave Trade Museum, the Tinapa Water Park Resort ,the botanical garden , among many other wonderful locations, would enthrall tourists desirous of premium experience for their time, energy and money . The city […]

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News: Cuba’s tourism inched up in 2018 on cruise ship arrivals


Tourism to Cuba inched up to a new record this year, government officials said on Thursday, although the gain was largely due to greater arrivals on cruise ships, which analysts say contribute less than regular travelers to the island nation’s economy. A boom in tourism to the Caribbean’s largest island over the last few years has helped offset weaker exports […]

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News: A strong MICE sector could shore up Africa’s tourism receipts in 2019


MICE, an interesting acronym that stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events/Exhibitions is driving tourism receipts all over the world. While many countries around the globe have consciously made efforts to put systems and infrastructure in place to make MICE relevant to their tourism, Africa is yet to make the most of this multi-billion dollar industry. Traditionally, countries such as South […]

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News: Adventure Tourism Market Is Thriving Worldwide with TUI AG., ROW Adventures


HTF MI recently introduced Global Adventure Tourism study with 100+ market data Tables and Figures spread through Pages and easy to understand detailed TOC on “Adventure Tourism Market by Type (, Hiking, Rafting, SKI, Bikes, Dive, Surfing & Others), by End-Users/Application Solo, Friends/group, Couple & Family, Organization Size, Industry, and Region – Forecast and outlook to 2022”. At present, the […]

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Africa: Lagos State lists Akwaaba African Travel Market and other events in 2019 Calendar of events

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The Lagos State Government has released the 2019 calendar of arts, culture and entertainment events, an annual listing meant to guide local and foreign tourists as well as journalists and the general public into the rich cultural content on offer in the state. The Calendar which is on the state website and in print form contains more than 80 events […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s Travel, Tourism GPD To Hit N3,605.7bn In 2028

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Nigeria’s travel and tourism industry has remained in a state of near-misses and failed projections occasioned by the glaring gap and huge vacuum in the online travel booking space. In real terms, only a small proportion (about 13%) of Nigerian air travelers currently book travel products online – a damning statistic for a country boasting a population grossing over 190 […]

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