Africa: ATQ to launch a Compilation of Top 100 Nigerian Tourism Personalities in Abuja as it partners NCAC for Jabamah

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In 1999 Travellers Magazine published its first Compilation of the Nigerian Top 100 Tourism Club. The Compilation served the industry well as it provided a database of “Who is who” in Tourism Business in Nigeria. Twenty (20) years after an update is needed. Travellers Magazine is the First Travel Magazine in West Africa published since 1996. The initial list of […]

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Tourism: Study shows that African American travellers like outdoor activities when they travel

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Study revealed that the black travellers love to do camping, hiking and other adventure activities. The percentage of American campers who are black rose from 6 to 8 percent between 2012 and 2017, now more closely reflecting that 13 percent of the population is black, according to the 2018 North American Camping Report from Kampgrounds of America. In addition, about […]

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Tourism: Nigeria Travellers to South Africa declined by 22% in 2017 as Angola explodes

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Since the Waiver of Visa for Angolan Travellers wanting to Visit South Africa on the 15th of December there has been a 55% Increase in Arrivals same for Russian with a 57% growth but with the new Visa requirements for New Zealand the numbers have declined by 29% over 2016 figures. It is against this background that the Minister of […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s Airport Authority assures air travellers of safety during Easter Celebration

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Nigeria’s airport Authority as assured passengers and other airport users that her network of airports are fully prepared and ready for the usual upsurge in passenger traffic that is the norm around this season. In a statement released at the Authority’s headquarters in Lagos, FAAN noted that all necessary facilities, infrastructure and manpower to ensure seamless facilitation at the airports […]

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Tourism: New Travellers want Experience and Accra has a traditional African setting with a Modern Vibe says US Operators

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Travel industry leaders say African tourism is moving away from traditional safaris and group tours and closer to the idea of “experiences.” Internet-based home-sharing service Airbnb is just one of several businesses competing for the African tourism market. Chris Lehane is head of global policy at Airbnb. He says the service has grown in the past year. It sold two […]

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Africa: Fraudsters Rip Off Travellers through Fake Airline Websites

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Nigerian travellers have lost millions of naira to fraudsters who use fake airline websites to sell tickets to unsuspecting victims. This was disclosed to THISDAY by the Director of Consumer Protection, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Adamu Abdullahi. He disclosed that travellers who were unfortunate to access these fake sites and pay for tickets go to the airport, thinking […]

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Africa: 60% of British and American travellers shows improved confidence in African aviation 

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New research from global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation, has revealed that almost 6 in 10 travellers from the US and UK would consider flying with an African airline if travelling to the continent – suggesting a growing confidence in African aviation.  This figure rises to 7 in 10 among Americans aged 25-34 years. The research also revealed that 60% […]

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Aviation: Will Air Peace Win Back the West Coast for Nigeria

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Will Air Peace Win Back the West Coast for Nigeria Perennial aviation fuel scarcity and its skyrocketing cost since 2016 hampered operations of Nigerian airlines in the West and Central Africa. With the dollars scarcity in Nigeria, which forced down the value of Naira, West Coast operations gave Nigerian airlines the leeway to earn foreign exchange. Early in 2016, Aero […]

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Aviation: Nigeria’s Arik Air and aviation industry in disarray

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Nigeria’s Arik Air and aviation industry in disarray The Nigerian government has announced a takeover of the country’s biggest airline – Arik Air – to prevent it going bust. But this is just the latest example of problems in Nigeria’s aviation industry, reports the BBC’s Martin Patience from Lagos. The government agency (Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria) now responsible for […]

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Aviation: See Airlines that squeeze more seats into the cabin and deny you leg space

See Airlines that squeeze more seats into the cabin and deny you leg space According to recent research by air intelligence company OAG, airlines are now fitting between 7% – 8% more seats into their aircraft than they were initially design to carry, potentially leading to a reduction in personal space on board. To help passengers stay in the know […]

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