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COVID-19: Air Peace’s cockpit, cabin crew, others receive vaccine

PILOTS, cabin crew and other customer-facing personnel of Nigeria’s foremost airline, Air Peace, have started receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to help curtail the spread of the virus and give passengers more confidence to fly with the airline. Spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, who disclosed this information to newsmen on Friday, stated that the vaccine was being administered by the …

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Transcorp Hotels launches Aura, online accommodation & experiences marketplace

TRANSCORP Hotels Plc. Africa’s leading hospitality brandhas announced the launch of Aura, a new digital platform through which people can book accommodation, vacation homes, holiday, restaurants, and experiences. The new brand, Transcorp’s first in the alternative accommodation segment, is part of the company’s asset-light model, leveraging technology to deliver true hospitality, exciting experiences, and drive shareholder value. “It’s a new …

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Bauchi set to boost tourism, appoints Abubakar Bibi Executive Secretary BSTB

BAUCHI State Government has named Alhaji Abubakar Bibi as the Executive Secretary of Bauchi State Tourism Board (BSTB). The appointment, which has been approved by the State Governor Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has elicited excitement and anticipation among tourism stakeholders. The appointment of Bibi, an experienced Aviation and Travel Professional, is widely seen as the right step in the right …

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Commissioner reels out plans to promote domestic tourism in Lagos

THE Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture is set to develop local tourism sites in the state even as it commences work on newly discovered ones as part of efforts to promote domestic tourism and  consumption of the state’s local tourism asset and products and create new channels of tourism market Speaking at a press conference to herald …

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LASG marks 2020 World Tourism Day on September 27

LAGOS State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf has said that the State Government has concluded plans to join tourism stakeholders across the globe to celebrate the Year 2020 World Tourism Day (WTD) on Sunday, 27th September, 2020. Akinbile-Yusuf, who made the disclosure, when she hosted the Ambassador Ikechi Uko-led team from Akwaaba African Travel Market and …

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Lagos Govt inspects MMIA facilities; expresses satisfaction at FAAN’s preparedness

AHEAD of tomorrow’s recommencement of international flight operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, the Lagos State Government has expressed satisfaction at the level of preparedness of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to restart. This disclosure was made when officials of the State Government paid a working visit to the airport to ascertain its level of preparedness. Speaking …

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Covid-19 lockdown aftermath: Bernard says downstream sector needs tax holidays, charge reduction  

Says right amenities, infrastructure not security is bane of domestic tourism DOWNSTREAM sector of the aviation industry, in a bid to survive and avoid downsizing,  is canvassing single digit interest loans, tax holidays and reductions as a means of keeping the industry afloat following the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving in its wake Group Managing Director of Finchglow …

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Naija7Wonder Project set to brand Nigeria, drive domestic tourism recovery

DUE to negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism and travel this will be the best time to develop and grow Brand Nigeria and domestic tourism hence the launch of Season 2 Naija7Wonders Project to drive tourism recovery and showcase the huge tourism resources of Nigeria The project will last for 12 months starting from November 2020 and is …

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ATQ to announce top 100 tourism personalities in Nigeria

AFRICAN Travel Quarterly ( ), is set to announce nominations for the 2020 edition of Top 100 Tourism Personalities in Nigeria. The award is expected to honour personalities in the travel and tourism sector that have exemplified themselves in the industry and contributed to the growth and development of the sector. The Top 100 Tourism Personalities in Nigeria will also …

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