Africa: Tourism stakeholders commend Minister but seek experts and media in masterplan review

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By Renn Offor Tourism Stakeholders have commended the Minister of Culture and Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for his efforts in reviewing the Tourism Master Plan but they have also called for the inclusion of Nigerian Tourism Experts and Media into the Review committee. The tourism stakeholders and travel media unanimously commended the effort of the, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in his […]

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UNWTO to Nigeria: ‘Implement Salient areas’ of Tourism Master Plan

Caption for PICTURE: From left: International Tourism Adviser to the UNWTO, Mr Jim Flannery; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba, in Abuja in Tuesday during the visit of Mr. Flannery to Nigeria to meet with the Technical Committee on the Review of Nigeria’s Tourism Mastet […]

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Africa Tourism: ’Let’s believe in the brand Nigeria; promote, market it’, Chika Balogun tells travel journalists, security agents

By Renn Offor ‘‘It is our duty to package brand Nigeria as a Destination. The sweetest part of tourism is that the human part of tourism is 90 per cent. And we need to believe in the product Nigeria; change our mindset and get interested in packaging and marketing the brand Nigeria’. These were the assertions with which Mrs. Chika […]

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AU Passport: Nigeria’s tourism & hospitality industry might overtake the downstream sector by 2021

Nigeria’s tourism and hospitality industry might overtake the downstream sector by 2021 if the recently launched African Union (AU) passport is adopted by the country’s legislators. This is according to Mr. Kushal Dutta, the managing director of Africa’s number one hotel booking portal Jumia Travel Nigeria, who further said the Pan-African Passport will allow free movement of domestic tourists into […]

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UNWTO to help Nigeria relaunch its Tourism as Presidential Council on Tourism comes back


TALEB Rifar secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Agency UNWTO, has hailed the demonstration of political will by the Nigerian government to move tourism forward in the country. ”There is the existence of political will and we can feel it from outside (the country),” Rifai said on Tuesday at the opening of a two-day meeting with Lai Mohammed, minister of […]

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