Tourism: Spain overtakes USA as the second most visited Country in the World

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Spain, where tourism accounts for around 11% of the economy, has seen a surge in international visitors partly due to security concerns in other popular holiday destinations such as Egypt and Turkey. Preliminary data released late on Wednesday showed the number of visitors arriving in Spain rose 8.9% year-on-year to 82 million tourists, which makes Spain the world’s second most […]

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How Festivals like Carnival Calabar transforms economies

As the government seeks additional income from the non-oil sector, ANNA OKON takes a look at the nation’s festivals, heritage sites as veritable sources of revenue. Nigeria is a culturally rich nation. The country’s festivals and heritage sites are well documented tourist attraction to people all over the world. Share our story:

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Morocco targets 160, 000 West Africans travellers in 2016


Morocco is seeking to attract more visitors from Russia, China and West Africa, as instability in nearby countries deters tourists from traditional European markets. Plans to open new air routes are in motion, Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad said in an interview in Rabat following a visit by King Mohammed VI to Russia. “Russia offers us a big opportunity,” he […]

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African leaders are poised to attract FDI – Ghana’s Tourism Minister

Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elisabeth Ofosu-Adjare, has said African leaders are poised to and are capable of addressing challenges and continue attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). She said it was for this that they have developed the tourism sector in the continent. The minister was speaking as a panelist on the challenges of investing in Africa at […]

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Nigeria Rated among Countries with High Social Networking Traffic


According to Ericsson Mobility Report at the on going MWC in Barcelona, Spain, it was revealed that Nigeria is among the top five countries in the world to have generated high traffic in social networking. The report disclosed that out of the 68 million mobile subscriptions that were added in fourth quarter of 2015, India added the most with 21 […]

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Nigerian Travel Agents protest as Spanish Embassy rejects visa applications for Skal meeting

By Ajibola Amzat THE National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has criticized the Spanish Embassy over its “racist” treatment of Nigerians who seek to travel to Spain. In an -mail sent to The Guardian recently, NANTA accused the Spanish Embassy of collecting visa fees from Nigerians without refunding such fees when the applications are rejected, describing such practice as […]

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Zambia appoints permanent representative to UNWTO

His Excellency Ambassador Humphrey Chilu Chibanda Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Zambia to France has presented Letters of Credence to the UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai as Permanent Representative to the United Nations specialised Agency for tourism. This makes Ambassador Chibanda the First Zambian Permanent Representative to the UNWTO and one of the first official diplomats from […]

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Sustainable tourism initiatives recognized by the UNWTO Awards (2)


The Itaipu Technological Park (Brazil), the Treetop Walking Path (Lithuania), the Sisterhood of Survivors Program (Nepal) and Re-Inventing the Government in Tourism (Indonesia) were the winners of the 12th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. The projects were selected among more than 100 candidatures from 30 countries (Madrid, Spain, 20 January 2016). The Awards, recognizing innovation in four categories […]

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