Africa: FTAN sets up working councils to bolster sustainable tourism in Nigeria


The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) a Working Plan for the years 2017 to 2019 through the establishment of 8 National Working Councils to facilitate FTAN’s tourism initiatives and development agendas across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and the Federal Capital aimed at achieving sustainable tourism industry in Nigeria. The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) […]

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Africa: Carnival Calabar veteran Titans Mas Band wins Belize 2017 Street March


On September 9th 2017, the streets of Belize City came alive for the annual Carnival Road March 2017. The Carnival started off at 1:00pm with its new route which started from Central American Blvd. Right onto Vernon Street, Left onto Youth for the Future Drive, Across BelChina Bridge, Douglas Jones Street, into Cinderella Plaza, Left onto Kelly Street, Right onto […]

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Africa: Ghana Tourism Authority to partner Nigeria, ECOWAS on seamless travel along West African Borders


The Ghana Tourism Authority has said it will be partnering with the Nigerian government and the ECOWAS community on the need to re-emphasis the seamless travel of people along the West Africa corridor. The acting Chief Executive of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr Kwasi Agyeman, who spoke at the just concluded 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market 2017, said there […]

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Tourism: The power of travel exhibitions


As proven by WTM Africa 2017, which saw $365,950,813 of business generated, exhibitions remains a powerful marketing tool for business, particularly for an experiential business in the travel and tourism sector where buyers appreciate face-to-face negotiations. In addition, it has been reported that across the WTM Portfolio in 2016, the amount of business done totalled an incredible $7bn. Recreating the […]

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Africa: 13th Edition of AKWAABA African Travel Market 2017


Eko Hotel and Suites opened its doors for the 13th AKWAABA African Travel Market from the 10th of September to the 12th of September, it was a lot of delight and pleasure for the three days. “AKWAABA”: African Travel market is the marketing platform to reach more of West Africa, to meet with airlines, hotels, restaurants, tour operators, travel agents, […]

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News: Chijindu Ujah reveals plans for British Dominance of Post Usain Bolt 100 metres Race


“It’s like bam, bam, bam, bam, bam,” explains CJ Ujah, recreating an urgent, staccato beat. “It builds to this crescendo.” But it plays only in Ujah’s head, having been planted there by his coach Stuart McMillan. McMillan, born in the United Kingdom, raised in Canada, now based in the United States, worked as radio DJ for 12 years, before concentrating […]

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Tourism: Carnival Calabar On Charm Offensive At 13th Akwaaba Africa Travel Market 2017


Carnival Calabar was once again, on charm offensive, at the 13th Akwaaba Africa travel market held at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos State from 10th – 12 September, 2017. The team led by the Chairman, Cross River State Carnival Commission, Mr. Gabe Onah showcased the state as a preferred destination for leisure and business tourism in Nigeria and […]

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Africa: Tanzania Tour Operators elect new Officers for Tourism growth


Tanzania tour operators have announced the intent to focus more on consolidated efforts for corporate social responsibilities (CSR), a move suggesting a historic shift in their undertakings. This was revealed at just ended 34th TATO annual general meeting (AGM) held in Arusha. The tour operators unanimously resolved to pour their hearts and minds into community-related projects and conservation initiatives as […]

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Tourism: The Jollof Rice War Winner At Akwaaba African Travel Market Finally Emerges


Eko Hotel and suites was flooded by food lovers, bloggers, travel journalists, tourists and people in the hospitality industry from all over Africa to witness the most anticipated Jollof rice challenge of the year, organized by Akwaaba African Travel Market. The event started at exactly 3pm with an opening speech by Otunba Olusegun Runsewe DG NCAC [National Council for Arts […]

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Chiamaka Obuekwe: African Travel 100 Women Winner


Chiamaka Obuekwe is a travel enthusiast, travel writer, tour guide and tour operator. She is the CEO and Co-founder of the Innovative company Social Prefect Tours – a tour operating company that promotes African tourism and connects people. Social Prefect tours organizes group tours, school excursions, corporate retreats, holiday packages and also offers tour guide services within Africa, especially in […]

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