Africa: UPDC inaugurates The Residences Apartments in Amuwo Odofin

UPDC inaugurates The Residences Apartments in Amuwo Odofin When UACN Property Development Company, UPDC Plc acquired the former Durbar Hotel, Festac, Lagos in 2002 under the privatisation programme of the Federal Government, the company’s objective according to the Managing Director of UPDC Plc, Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran, was to turn the abandoned hotel and its premises into a tourist destination that […]

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Aviation: Turkish Airlines carries 40000 passengers in 8 months from Lagos

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Despite the current economic recession and the low value of the naira, some foreign airlines are looking beyond the present economic situation and this has informed their continued operation in Nigeria. Although at the beginning of the crash of the naira, some airlines had stopped operation into the country, but industry observers said that those airlines that left were really […]

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Africa: Nigerian people are daunting, flamboyant, aggressive– Burundian ex-beauty queen Carmen

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Beautiful Carmen Nibigira (PhD) is a former Director-General of the Burundi National Tourism Office and currently the Coordinator of East African Tourism Platform (EATP). She has travelled extensively in and out of Africa for work and leisure. The ex-beauty queen spoke with OKORIE UGURU about her life, her impression of Nigeria, Nigerians and tourism in general. WHERE did you grow […]

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Africa: Global Duty Free market to grow in coming years

The research analyst predicts the global duty-free retailing market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 9% during the forecast period. The increase in international travelers is the primary driver for the growth of this market. The number of foreign travelers during 2014 was around 1 billion, with Europe emerging as the most popular destination. However, the restrictions on […]

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African Tourism: ECOWAS copies EAC in the use of Biometrics ID for regional travels

By Author: LaminJahateh The West African regional bloc, Ecowas, is to introduce a common biometric identity card for all the 15 countries which make up the bloc. It is also to remove the payment of residence permit for nationals of one country in another within Ecowas. These are part of measures to further integrate the sub-region by enhancing the free […]

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African Tourism: Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey suffer Tourism backlash

The world is a scary place… and many countries have become too frightening for tourists. Millions of travelers have been nixing their dreams of visiting places like the pyramids in Egypt and the Tunisian coast due to heightened terrorism concerns. Here are the countries that are among the worst hit: Egypt he prospects for Egypt’s vital tourism industry are looking […]

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African Festivals: Ga lifts ban on drumming in Accra as Homowo festival approaches

The Ga Traditional Council is set to lift the ban on drumming and noise making in the Traditional Area today. The ban was placed in the Ga traditional area from May 2, 2016. The ban is placed annually in the Ga Traditional Council as part of rites towards the commemoration of the Homowo festival of the Ga people. According to […]

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African Market: Saudi Arabia, Egypt agree to build bridge over Red Sea, to boost commerce

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has said that an agreement has been reached with Egypt to build a bridge over the Red Sea connecting the two countries. The monarch made the announcement in televised comments on Friday – the second day of his visit to Cairo – after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and before representatives of the two […]

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African Tourism: Egypt shares its Tourism experience with 18 African Countries

By Yasser Hakim When it comes to buried treasure, it’s hard to match Egypt. With its vast experience as a tourist destination, the country is now hosting a training course for travel representatives from other African countries. Egypt has vast experience in tourism. It’s long been a major earner for the country. Now, it’s sharing its expertise with its African […]

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African Economy: 120 South African companies in Nigeria are building a stronger Africa

The volume of trade between Nigeria and South Africa rose to N1.3 trillion about (R.62 billion) in 2015, the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Louis Mnguni, announced late on Tuesday. Mnguni made the disclosure at a ceremony to mark the South African Freedom Day in Lagos, saying that trade between Nigeria and South Africa had increased “exponentially” from 2010 […]

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