Cape Verde unveils first embassy in Nigeria

Cape Verde unveils first embassy in Nigeria

By Ifeanyi Nwoko Jose Silva, Prime Minister of Cape Verde, the only Island-country in West Africa, has pledged better cooperation and increase in trade volumes between Nigeria and his country in the coming years. Silva made the pledge in Abuja on Saturday at the official opening of the first ever Cape Verdean Embassy in Nigeria, stressing that tourism and transportation would top the areas of cooperation. Speaking to newsmen after the opening, the PM, who…

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Akwaaba African travel market Set to honour top hotels in Nigeria

Akwaaba African travel market Set to honour top hotels in Nigeria

All over the world, hospitality and tour operations were the biggest victims of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, and Nigeria had its share of the hit, which shut down the economy. Therefore, to re-energise the market and bring the industry back to life, the organisers of Akwaaba have chosen to recognise the big hotels in Nigeria to connect them to the tour operators that would create the needed synergy to renew the leisure economy. The event will…

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Dubai Soften Travel Restrictions Ahead of Africa Oil Week in November 2021

Dubai Soften Travel Restrictions Ahead of Africa Oil Week in November 2021

Dubai is now among only a small proportion of locations in the world for which there are no current travel restrictions. Following a decision by the UAE Government and Dubai Tourism, travellers from all countries are now welcome to enter Dubai. All they need to hold is a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, which has become standard travelling procedure in the COVID-19 era. This is good news for the many delegates planning to attend Africa…

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RwandAir Optimistic in Gradual Demand for Air Travel

RwandAir Optimistic in Gradual Demand for Air Travel

RwandAir based in Africa expressed its confidence over restoration of its routes as countries across the world are opening up their air spaces and borders for tourism. Set to resume its air operations at the end of next week, RwandAir officials said were confident that demand for air travel will gradually pick up as countries prepare to open up borders and as airlines resume operations after months of suspension. Rwanda’s national flag carrier will resume…

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FG Urges operators to document domestic tourism sites

FG Urges operators to document domestic tourism sites

By Taiye Olayemi/ Olaitan Idris (NAN) The Federal Government has urged tourism operators in Nigeria to document nation’s heritage sites for ease of access for investors and tourists. Deaconess Grace Gekpe, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, made the call on Friday during the Naija Seven Wonder online webinar with the theme: “Where to Visit in Nigeria: Issues of Access and Security”, organised by Mr Ikechi Uko, Organiser, AKWAABA Africa Travel and Tourism…

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The virus and post-virus hit to all airlines – FBNQuest

The virus and post-virus hit to all airlines – FBNQuest

Along with tourism, event management and large sports events, the airline industry has been heavily affected by the impact of the virus. Warren Buffett has sold down his positions in US carriers while Lufthansa has negotiated a €9bn bailout with the German government. British Airways has made 12,000 employees redundant, and Virgin Atlantic may have hopes of being included in Project Birch, a UK government programme under development to support viable companies under acute pressure…

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Continent Worldwide Hotels Ploughs Ahead with Expansion Drives in Africa

Continent Worldwide Hotels Ploughs Ahead with Expansion Drives in Africa

Lagos, Nigeria — Building up on its growth momentum in Europe, China and Asia,the hotel chain is progressively exploring opportunities in Africa via signings in Nigeria. Continent Worldwide Hotels has pledged its support to the hospitality industry growth by continuing expansion across Africa. The group has recently signed management agreement of a new 70 rooms beautiful hotels in Akure, the Ondo State Capital,Southwest Nigeria. Building up on its growth momentum, the brand is aggressively exploring…

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FG bans travel from US, Italy, China, UK, 9 others over COVID-19

FG bans travel from US, Italy, China, UK, 9 others over COVID-19

The Federal Government has issued a travel ban against 13 countries to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed during press briefing in Abuja. The Presidential Task Force disclosed that @NigeriaGov is restricting entry into the country for travellers from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany and Norway. Others are United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu…

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Ghana Traders Association seal Nigerian owned shops

Ghana Traders Association seal Nigerian owned shops

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) on Thursday in anger locked up shops owned by foreigners, mainly Nigerians in Kumasi, Ghana. This is the second time such action is taken by the association against Nigerian retailers in their country. GUTA justifies its action was based on the violation of the Ghanaian law. The foreign retailers according to their claim violated section 27 of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Act 865. The law as…

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The travel industry gathered at The World’s Meeting Point for the 2019 Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Conference

The travel industry gathered at The World’s Meeting Point for the 2019 Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Conference

The Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Conference took place on October 8th, bringing one of the most important corporate travel events on the calendar to Istanbul. Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, hosted the conference for its fourth year, bringing together thought leaders and experts from the travel industry to discuss, debate and network. Over 1,200 travel professionals from 75 countries met in Istanbul to celebrate this year’s theme,’10 years of Turkish…

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