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31 Jul 2015
The General Manager at Southern Sun hotel Ikoyi, Mark Loxley, has highlighted the agenda to upgrade the hotel in order to stand up to competition, which appears to be getting tougher with the arrival of new hospitality establishments in the Lagos metropolis. Southern Sun Ikoyi, a four-star hotel, opened for business in June 2009 with…
25 Jul 2015
Residents, visitors and business travellers in Warri, Delta State now have a new facility to cater for their hospitality needs. It is the newly opened Best Western Wetland hotel located in the DSC Township, Warri
25 Jul 2015
The United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee on Thursday, at the conclusion of its annual meeting in Bonn, Germany, added 24 new spots to its list of the World Heritage Sites.
11 Jul 2015
The leadership of Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN), Federal Capital Territory Chapter, has tasked the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) to upgrade its academic certificate.   The delegation, led by its chairman, Mr. Amos Opoola, was received by the Director General of the Institute, Mrs. Chika Balogun, on a courtesy visit.…
11 Jul 2015
Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure has launched a new product designed to increase tourist traffic to the island. The product, Explore Loyalty Card, targets both the elite and the working class who desire a get-away from the hassle of Lagos. The Loyalty Card allows guests to access facilities at the resort at a discount and…
10 Jul 2015
Seeks Airlines’ Compliance For BSP THE National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has called on Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to direct all banks to stop the sales of air tickets to travelers. NANTA, the umbrella body of all travel agencies in Nigeria accused the banks of “ abandoning their core business of providing…
26 Jun 2015
STARWOOD hotels have invited families and friends to come break fast during Ramadan at any of its outlets. The hotel group comprises Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Lagos and Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort. The Area General Manager for Starwood Hotels in Nigeria, Mr. Barry Curran in a message to customers…
26 Jun 2015
LUXURY boutique homes are not familiar in the Nigerian hospitality market except for luxury boutique hotels. However, the market has just welcomed its debutant luxury boutique homes and it has to be in the oil rich Niger Delta. Port Harcourt, the Garden City and capital of Rivers State is proudly the first city to play…
26 Jun 2015
FLOURISH Wellness Resort, one of the Gambia premium hospitality properties, has offered a new experience to vacationers from everywhere. The package comes with luxury Ayurveda holistic health spa and yoga retreat along with a wide range of facilities and personalised services, making the resort number one wellness and health destination in Africa. The Marketing Manager,…
20 Jun 2015
NIGERIA economy can survive from the negative effects of current fall oil prices at the international market and come out stronger, if adequate investment is injected into the hospitality and tourism sector urgently.
20 Jun 2015
THERE are not many places you can find works of art by legendries such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Pieter Bruegel, Caravaggio and Michelangelo.
5 Jun 2015
THE World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WTCE) has begun discussion on the transformation of the Global Code of Ethics into a full international convention as a means to boost the responsibility of governments in tourism industry and advance the impact of the Code. In a release published last week by World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the…

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Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has debunked reports that it has endorsed former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu for president. The secretary-general of the association Alhaji Baba Ngelzarma said in a statement on Wednesday that members of the association who endorsed Tinubu did so as individuals. "We want to make it clear…
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Jihadist attacks in northern Ivory Coast have ramped up hostility towards the Fulani, a mainly Muslim ethnic group that some accuse of providing the bulk of the raiders. Friction and suspicion are almost palpable in Kafolo, a small town near the border with Burkina Faso where jihadists have struck twice in less than 18 months,…
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The Federal Government, in collaboration with Pan-African Manufacturers Association (PAMA), has announced plans to boost intra-Africa trade currently at 13 per cent, noting that with African Continental Free Trade Agreement...
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There would be dire consequences, the Organised Private Sector (OPS) stated, yesterday, in reaction to Federal Government’s suspension of the planned withdrawal of the subsidy regime announced on Monday.
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its forecast on Nigeria’s output growth this year to 2.7 per cent, from 2.6 per cent projected in October.