Tourism: The man behind the festival that ‘united the African Diaspora’

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Last week saw 20,000 people of African descent gather on the beaches of Portimao, Portugal. They were there for Afro Nation – billed as the first festival to celebrate the African Diaspora. In its debut year, the “historic” four days featured live music from Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Jamaica, the UK and the US. And who was it organised by? A […]

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News: Festival Tourism is driving Travel demand in India with 20% growth in bookings

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Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and related financial services company, has reported a strong growth in ‘Festival Tourism’ as the Indian traveller seeks to combine spiritual elements with unique cultural experiences. This year, the Kumbh Mela and Holi have proved to be significant drivers, with over 20% growth from the previous year. The company has also recognized […]

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News: Berlin Travel Festival debuts in 2019

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The Berlin Travel Festival debuts in on 8 March 2019, at the Arena Berlin with the slogan is ‘Travel Different’. According to a press release from the organisers, this is where passionate adventurers will be meeting representatives of forward-looking brands and dedicated travel advisers. With the Berlin Travel Festival, ITB Berlin has gained an official partner event that is geared […]

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Africa: Tourism season begins for Lesotho with the wine and Music festival

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Eighteen13, a black-owned winery, is putting its best foot forward to present Holimo Wine, Gin and Jazz festival – a three-day arts, wine and music bonanza. The festival will be hosted in Lesotho in December and staged at 3222m above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountains. Event organiser Ntobeko Sikosana says the rare combination of wine, music and adventure is […]

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News: Using Music Festivals to draw Tourism Traffic is the new wave

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The demand for ‘Festival Tourism’ has skyrocketed, especially among millennials who continue to thirst for unique and buzz worthy experiences – according to Wego, the leading online travel marketplace in the Middle East and Africa. “Today’s global travellers are willing to spend that extra penny to experience the magic of seasonal, music, cultural, and even shopping festivals,” said Mamoun Hmedan, […]

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Africa: “Rhapsody In White -The Eyo Festival of Lagos” goes live

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The first public screening of the popular Lagos traditional event-the “Rhapsody in White- The Eyo Festival” is billed for shooting in the city. The short documentary is centred on the Eyo Festival and its unique place in the culture of Lagosians. The Eyo Festival of downtown Lagos is 300 years old. One of Nigeria’s most remarkable cultural ceremonies, it is […]

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Amid dwindling resources, tourism is road less travelled

By Femi Oni THE Nigerian government has certainly been feeling the pinch since the oil price slide began to hammer public finances. Whether the dwindling oil revenue is as a result of drastic reduction in the demand for the nation’s light crude oils or as a result of the fall in the price of crude oils (light or heavy), the […]

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Nigerian Govt. plans to host maiden miniature air show

Nigeria’s government yesterday said plans were underway to host a national miniature air show festival for Nigerian inventors to showcase their ideas and products. Receiving two inventors – a plane and surveillance drone inventor in his office in Abuja – the minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said the festival would be hosted in December. Onu, giving assurance […]

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Ram Fighting to feature at Nigerian National Sports Festival this year

Lagos – Basheer Agusto, Chairman, Traditional Sports Federation of Nigeria (TSFN), on Sunday said that arrangements were in progress to feature Ram Fighting at the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Calabar. Agusto told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the side lines of the National Ram Fighting Competition holding in Lagos, that the sport had contributed immensely to […]

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Dzodze Palm Festival launched in Accra

By: Gertrude Ankah Nyavi The chiefs and people of Dzodze in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region have launched the 14th Dzodze Deza (Palm Festival), with an appeal to the government to support the oil palm industry. At the event held in Accra, the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee for the festival, Rev. Egbede Felli, said government’s […]

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