Africa: Tourism Experts converge for 2nd IHTEF

Tourism Experts converge for 2nd IHTEF By Friday Nwosu Gladiators in the tourism and hospitality industry in Nigeria will be converging at the 2nd International Hospitality, Tourism and Eco-Sustainability Forum (IHTEF), to discuss germane issues that will facilitate and propel the sector forward. The event which is scheduled to hold on the 4th and 5th of April, 2017, at the […]

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Africa: Calabar Carnival’s year of the acrobats

Calabar Carnival’s year of the acrobats The international band competition at the last edition of Carnival Calabar took a more sterling dimension with acrobatic displays that almost freaked spectators out. The show provided a striking balance to the usual display of bums by taunting Brazilian troupe and the more provocative Zulu dancers whose bare chest left nothing to the imagination […]

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Tourism:Brazil’s Vai Vai Band wins International Carnival Calabar


Brazil’s Vai Vai Band wins International Carnival Calabar By Friday Nwosu The 2nd edition of the International Carnival Calabar was won by the Tobias Vai Vai band of Brazil. This is just as the Ghanaian and Rwanda dancers came second and third respectively. There were 13 countries participating in the event that started later than usual. The countries participating were all […]

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AU:The Role of the African Diaspora in the growth of Tourism in Africa

L-R. Dr Desta Meghae the Liason to the African Union for the Diaspora African Forum, Ikechi Uko, Eiman Kheir of CIDO, Rabbi Kohan Nathannyiah the Executive Secretary PANAFEST  and Oyetade Adeyemi of Foreign Affairs Nigeria The Role of the African Diaspora in the growth of Tourism in Africa The African Union  Citizen and Diaspora Organization  workshop in Cairo, Egypt By […]

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Africa: Time to Eschew Politics In Nigeria’s Tourism Sector

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THERE is no doubt that at the moment, we are in search of our lost glory (if we’d had any at all) in the area of culture and tourism. And with the recent sack of Sally Mbanefo as Director General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Nigerian government must prove to us that it has turned a new leaf from […]

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Africa: Tourism Experts Who Could Be NTDC DG


A few days ago, the Federal Government relieved the Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Sally Mbanefo, of her duties. In essence, there will be a new person in charge of marketing Nigeria; the country’s unique natural endowments and its rich cultural heritage. Most visitors to Nigeria come for business with only a small percentage coming for leisure. […]

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African Tourism: Nigeria starts the journey to redesign Tourism Masterplan after initial failure

By Renn Offor The President Mohammadu Buhari led government of Nigeria has taken a step further, in what may be seen as a positive move, in its determined effort to present a workable tourism master plan for the tourism sector by inaugurating a technical committee that would bring into consideration the various peculiarities about the country as it would identify […]

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Africa: Akwaaba, Platform for Africa to Showcase Tourism, Brands

Akwaaba this year received more international patronage than the previous years, according to the organiser, Ikechi Uko, who said that the platform has continued to grow from strength to strength. According to him, Dubai became the darling of visitors at the just concluded Akwaaba Travel Market in Lagos, using subtle appeal in wooing visitors with fantastic packages, souvenirs and refreshments […]

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Africa: Royal Caribbean Cruise gives free cruise ticket at Akwaaba 2016

TBI continues to offer cheaper alternatives without the stress associated with holidays to destinations that involves flights Renn Offor Tour Brokers International (TBI), representing The Royal Caribbean Cruise, at this year’s Akwaaba African Travel Market, in an effort to woo more Africans to choose cruises as alternative destinations, has for the very first time in the annual travel exhibitions offered […]

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Akwaaba: A platform for Africans to showcase their tourism


“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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