Africa: Policy somersault is seriously affecting travel industry, says Olotu


Daisi Olotu is the managing director of Dees Travels. He is one of the pioneers of the first ever merger of travel companies in Nigeria known as Quantum Travels, comprising Touch Down Travel, Finchglow and Dees Travels. He spoke with WOLE SHADARE at his new head office in Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, on developments in the Nigeria travel industry How […]

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Africa: Super Int’l Travels launches website in Lagos

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Super International Travels Limited, a travel agency with branches in Lagos and Abuja, at the weekend, launched its website,, at a programme which held at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, amid fanfare. Mrs. Mobisola Shobayo, managing director of Super Travels, used the occasion, which played host to the crème-de-la-crème of the travel industry as well as government functionaries, to thank […]

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Akwaaba: Uganda to scrap VAT for Tourism outlets via a Presidential intervention

Nigeria’s population of over 170m people offers the opportunity as a major market for tourist travels to Uganda. That is according to Uganda’s Acting ambassador to Nigeria, Nelson Ocheger ,one of the participants at AKWAABA 2016, an event that attracted over 13 countries and stakeholders in the tourism and travel industry in Africa. “Nigeria is a very big country and […]

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Inspite of bad economy, Nigeria spend $4bn on Travels

Revenues from ticket sales by foreign airlines, salary emoluments from expatriate pilots and engineers, and cost of aircraft maintenance overseas have risen to over $4 billion annually, THISDAY checks have revealed. The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) disclosed that as much as $2.3 billion was generated by Nigerian travel agents in 2014 from ticket sales for foreign airlines […]

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Namibia to benefit from increased German travels to Africa

At the start of March 2016, Forwardkeys released their data on the trends in the German outbound travel market and the bookings that have been made for the year ahead. The data shows a number of interesting trends throughout the four key regions – Europe, the Americas, Africa & Middle East and Asia Pacific. While some of the regions continue […]

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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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