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Day NTDC empowered 52 FCT youth

By Ibrahim Ramalan Recently, 52 youth that comprises men and women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were billed to undergo an intensive vocational training and empowerment programme by the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC). The skills lined up for ...

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IT Berlin 2017: British Airways to partner NTDC

By Ibrahim Ramalan The British Airways (BA) has shown readiness to officially partner with the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) on the 2017 IT-Berlin in Germany, the largest world travel market in Europe. Director-General of NTDC, Mrs Sally Mbanefo said ...

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CIPE set to hold media workshop in Minna

By Awaal Gata On behalf of Niger Coalition of Business and Professional Associations, the Centre for International Private Enterprises (CIPE) has concluded arrangements and slated November 17 to hold a one-day workshop for top media executives in Minna, the capital ...

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5 reasons to visit Badagry

Badagry is on the outskirts of Lagos. Precisely, it is located between the cosmopolitan city of Lagos and Nigeria’s border with the Republic of Benin. This location has perhaps made it a bit difficult for tourists and Lagosians to check ...

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MTDC, others allay fears over Ebola

  Mbanefo:  Nigeria centrepiece of hospitality   Ibrahim Ramalan Experts at the World Travel Market 2014 have dispelled fears that Ebola disease in some parts of West Africa might affect the growth of travel and tourism in the continent. Speaking ...

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UNWTO supports Qatar’s new tourism strategy

UNWTO is supporting Qatar to implement its new tourism strategy through collaboration in the areas of legislation, institutional strengthening, statistics, marketing and capacity building. During an official visit to the country, where he met the prime minister of Qatar, H.E. ...

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Safari Awards 2014 winners announced

In its sixth year, the 2014 Safari Awards revealed the very best safari lodges, camps and houses alongside the most outstanding safari guides and operators in Africa – the ‘who’s who’ of the safari community. Sponsored by The Good Safari ...

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Immigration boss lauds NTDC domestic tourism

Comptroller-general of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), David Parradang, has lauded the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), for evolving a sustainable vision needed to restart the tourism sector in Nigeria. The comptroller-general, who made the commendation when he received Director General ...

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AHIF returns to Nairobi

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers, will head back to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi later this year. AHIF will ...

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To be or not to be?

—Argungu Fishing Festival: The Argungu Fishing Festival is an annual four-day festival in the town of Argungu in the north-western Nigerian state of Kebbi. It began in the year 1934, as a mark of the end of the centuries old ...

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Saudi to invest $30.9bn in tourism

The Saudi government is investing heavily in its tourism sector, principally to provide employment opportunities for Saudi graduates. According to a 2013 MENA tourism and hospitality report by research consultancy Aranca, investment in the travel and tourism sector is expected ...

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Lantern Festival in Zigong, China

China boasts many picturesque locations. Different places are characterised by diverse places of interest. In order to make these scenic locations better known to people and publicize the country’s culture in general, the governments in different regions organise festivals which ...

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Thailand’s tourism industry calls for peace

All is not well in Central Bangkok and the ripple effects are adversely affecting the hospitality industry as hotels occupancy rates continue to fall. From conventions to planned business deals and honeymoon bookings, everything is either getting cancelled or deferred ...

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The Long Juju of Arochukwu

Arochukwu, sometimes referred to as Arochuku, or Aro-Okigbo, (pronounced Aruchukwu) is the third largest city in Abia state (after Aba and Umuahia) in southeastern Nigeria and homeland of the Igbo subgroup, Aro people. It is composed of 19 villages with ...

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