Africa: Nigerian Govt. Shuts Enugu International Airport over unsafe runway

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FEDERAL Government has said it may have to downgrade the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu or shut it down outright to enable it effect renovations on the airport runways to avoid any major incident. This is just as the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA) may be torn down and rebuilt with nothing less than N14 billion as the airport, […]

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News: UNWTO and Basque Culinary Center launch Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have launched a new set of guidelines to help destinations benefit from the growing interest in gastronomic tourism. The joint initiative was presented at the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastian, Spain. As tourists increasingly demand unique and authentic travel experiences, the global gastronomy market […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airlines will fly ten times to Abuja effective 11th June

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Africa World Airlines will now fly 10 times per week each way between Accra and Abuja, starting from 11th June 2019. They will operate daily at 9:40am from Accra and 1:10pm from Abuja, as well as a new evening departure from Accra on Tue/Fri/Sun at 640pm, and from Abuja on Mon/Wed/Sat at 8am. The airline also have flight operations to […]

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Africa: How Uganda Airlines plans to take off into turbulent skies

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According to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), passenger and aircraft traffic flowing through Entebbe International Airport grew by 10.2 per cent between 2017 and 2018; of these, 1.8 million were passengers, an addition of almost 200,000, from the 1.6 million recorded in 2016. It is estimated that 60 per cent, or roughly 1,080,000, of the total passenger traffic through Entebbe […]

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Africa: Travel Agents and Tour Operators Grace NANTA’s 43rd AGM


Travel agents, Tour Operators and dignitaries were welcomed on the 27th of March 2019 at the 43rd Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies(NANTA). The event was held at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan with the theme “Developing Strategic Policy for the Development and Growth of the Travel and Tourism Industry in Nigeria”. NANTA, the […]

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Africa: Ooni of Ife to Host NATOP AGM in May, as Otunba Runsewe is Confirmed As Special Guest


All is set for the much anticipated 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), of the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP), in Osun State, Nigeria. The AGM which will be hosted by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at the Ife Grand Resorts and Leisure is slated to hold on 24th May 2019. NATOP AGM with the Theme: “Impact […]

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Africa: Nigerian Celebs’ children in showbiz


NOWADAYS, the children of celebrities grow up in the limelight under the watchful eyes of the public and through photos and videos that their celeb parents share on social media. But many of these sons and daughters of the famous are only known to us because of their parents’ deeds. Without their parents’ accomplishments and names, most of them won’t […]

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Africa: Just like the Eritrea rumour of last year Swaziland has denied any law about marrying 5 wives


King Mswati of Swaziland has refuted as untrue, reports in the media saying he ordered men in his kingdom to marry more women or face jail sentences, describing the rumour as malicious and poisonous. The media was awash with news of the King’s command to men in his kingdom. But in a press statement, signed by palace spokesman, Percy Simelane […]

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Africa: Transport Ministry, Civil Aviation launches Safe Fund Project at Lungi


The Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority have launched a safe fund project at Lungi Airport in Freetown. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Aviation, said, “Today, the ICAO safe fund project for Sierra Leone will be launched, but the question from us Sierra Leoneans is, how sustainable it will last?” Director General […]

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Africa: UTB, UHOA sensitize tourism stakeholders on standards

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Hotel owners and Managers have been encouraged to embrace standards if they are to improve the country’s competitiveness as a destination as well as attract more travelers. This was one of the conclusions that were drawn up during a Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) training and sensitization workshop on registration, inspection and licensing of accommodation […]

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