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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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Hajj 2020: ‘Refund intending pilgrims’ funds’ Civil society urges NAHCON to direct State Pilgrims Boards

FOLLOWING the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s decision to limit this year’s Hajj to residents only and the wider operational implications for Hajj participating countries like Nigeria, a civil society organisation that monitors and reports Hajj has called on the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), to immediately summon a stakeholders meeting to discuss the way forward for Hajj and Umrah …

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COVID-19:  Tourism sector requires N30b, 6month moratorium among economic stimulus- ITPN

TOURISM industry will require N30 billion economic stimulus, a moratorium period for all bank facilities granted operators in the Travel-Hospitality and the Tourism Sub-sectors for a period of not less than 6 months; Tax Free regime among other palliatives as part of Post Covid-19 intervention. National President of the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN), Chief Abiodun Odusanwo made …

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An era of reduction in sales of travel & tourism businesses

FOR clients and practitioners in the travel and tourism trade, given the recent outbreak of Covid-19 also known as Corona Virus, having also, recently confirmed one case in Lagos, Nigeria where it was said to be conveyed by an Italian business traveler from Milan, a lot seems obviously out of place. So, please what is your take on the effects …

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