Africa: “3 Foreign Ministers coming for Port Harcourt Bantaba”

“3 Foreign  Ministers coming for Port Harcourt Bantaba” Three foreign Ministers will be in attendance at this year’s Port Harcourt Bantaba. They are Timothy McPherson, Finance Minister of Acompong, Jamaica, Walter Mzembi, Tourism Minister for Zimbabwe and Alain St Ange, Tourism Minister for Seychelles. This edition of Bantaba is unique as Bantaba would be returning after 2 years absence but […]

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Tourism: Dubai kick-starts 2017 W/Africa Roadshow in Lagos, offers Innovations

-Dubai Tourism continues to drive sustained engagement with West Africa through its 2017 travel roadshow By Renn Offor Vision, innovation and consistency have been fingered by several success experts as vital attributes that drive continuous success. Riding on these, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) continued its sustained effort to engage the West African travel market, and […]

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Akwaaba: How Governments hinder Airlines and Aviation in Africa

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Chinedu Eze writes that most African airlines are financially weak and cannot play in the big league of international carriers owing to poor policy implementation by governments One of the things people took away from this year’s Akwaaba African travel market was the exposition and insight given about African airlines and why it lags behind other regions in the world. […]

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Tourism: Economic and national security a common objective says Tourism Minister at London meeting

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Ministers of Tourism from nearly 60 countries and industry leaders gathered at the Ministers’ Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel Market in London to discuss how to grow cooperation in safe, secure and seamless travel. The inclusion of tourism in crisis and emergency structures, travel advisories, perception and coordination were pointed as main issues to […]

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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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Tourism: African Safari, Supersonic jets and Roamies are The 9 top new trends in travel

The following top-9 trends in future travel are showcased in the Global Trends Report 2016 survey, which was conducted by the WTM in collaboration with Euromonitor International and presented at the London exhibition: Middle East Destinations Are Setting a Trail for Tourism Twenty-first-century hikers are boosting tourism along ancient trails in the Middle East, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report […]

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Tourism: Africa rebounds to growth as about a billion tourists travelled globally in 9 months of 2016

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Destinations around the world welcomed 956 million international tourists between January and September 2016, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This is 34 million more than in the same period of 2015, a 4% increase. Demand for international tourism remained robust in the first nine months of 2016, though growing at a somewhat more moderate pace. After a […]

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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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Tourism: How Dubai became the darling of visitors at Akwaaba

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 among others. The Dubai Tourism with its unique style at Akwaaba demonstrated to many Nigerians why she is still number for them in terms of leisure and shopping by stealing the show and […]

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Akwaaba: Nigeria records highest number of failed airlines in Africa

By Friday Nwosu ….as aviation professionals discuss ways of sustaining air operation Nigeria has been identified as having the highest number of failed airlines in Africa as expert in the aviation sector gathered at the 12th Akwaaba Travel and Tourism conference to x-ray factors militating against African carriers in having hitch free operations in the continent. Speaking at the just […]

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