Akwaaba: Nigerians are the most frequent African visitors to Dubai

Recently, the 2016 edition of one of Africa’s largest travel fair, Akwaaba Africa Travel Market took pace in Lagos, Nigeria. The event was a gathering of stakeholders and players in the African travel and tourism sector. One of the major highlights of the event was the return of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to commence its […]

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Akwaaba 2016: Aviation experts speak on why African airlines fail

Aviation experts at the just concluded Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos have identified the problems militating against the growth of the Aviation industry in Nigeria and Africa and why airlines fail. The experts who were also discussants on the paper presented by the former managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun on the […]

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Tourism: Uganda woos Nigerians with rich wild life, faith based tourism at Akwaaba

Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa” is a country blessed with beautiful scenery, unique tourist attractions, beautiful national parks, wild life, eco-tourism, mountains, among others. In the area of faith-based tourism, the country is richly endowed with the Bahai Temple, which is one of its kind in Africa; the Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo where the faithful were killed by the King […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airlines attracts global attention at Akwaaba Confab

Africa World Airlines’ (AWA) business model attracted attention from players in the aviation industry at the just-ended 12th edition of the Akwaaba Travel Market held in Lagos, Nigeria. Making an input on the state of aviation and why airlines on the continent fail, Richard Kyereh, Deputy Head of Commercial, AWA said the airline’s success is based on three pillars: the […]

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Akwaaba: A platform for Africans to showcase their tourism

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“If you don’t beat your drums, nobody notices you.” This proverbial expression underscores the importance for an uncommon bond of unity among African states. The kind of unity that will reawaken their consciousness to the unfolding fact that, as blacks, no one can tell their story better than themselves. The kind of unity that will act as a catalyst for […]

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Aviation: African Airports Urged To Build Airport Services Business

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The 12th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market, Travel and Tourism Conference has ended with a call on African Airports to extend their portfolio by building an Airport Services Business that will operate across several airports in the region. The three-day event is aimed at transferring knowledge covering travel, hospitality and aviation sectors from globally rated experts. Mr Richard Aisuebeogun, […]

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TOURISM: NANTA, NATOP, TOUGHA Sign MOU With SA Tourism At Akwaaba

It was memorable occasion at the Akwaaba African Travel Market in Lagos on Monday, October 31 as the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA, the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators, NATOP and the Tour Operators Association of Ghana, TOUGHA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the South African Tourism. The MoU which was signed at the South African stand […]

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Africa: Hilton with 50 Hotels Battles Marriott with 125 for control of Africa

A little more than a week after becoming the largest hotel company in the world, Marriott International is already expanding internationally. The company officially opened its first Marriott Hotel in Rwanda on Tuesday, the first time it has ventured into Sub-Saharan Africa in its 90-year history. The 254-room Kigali Marriott is among Rwanda’s largest properties and will include meeting spaces […]

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EVELYN MAHLABA: Nigeria contributed the highest spends to our tourism

South African Tourism (SAT) last month was in Nigeria for a travel road show with the regional director, Africa, Evelyn Mahlaba leading the team from SAT’s Johannesburg office. She speaks with ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA on the tourism agenda of her country and the premium its places on the Nigerian market among other related issues. What are your core responsibilities as […]

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Africa: Nigeria spends $45M importing French Fries

Dollar scarcity, occasioned by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s flexible foreign exchange policy, which banned importation of French Fries may have saved the country about $45 million (N14.1 billion) yearly, New Telegraph has learnt. A top member of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) and Chairman, Faniz Groups of Companies, Uchethe chukwu Aniezechukwu, disclosed this in a chat with this […]

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