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Monday, October 23, 2017

Pilgrimage not for elites alone- says Uja, NCPC boss

Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev.Tor Uja, has encouraged Christians to develop interest in pilgrimage instead of leaving it to the elite...

Tourism more sustainable than crude oil – NTDC

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation has said the tourism sector will be driven by youths through Information and Communication Technology, adding that tourism will...

Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 22ndUNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in...

The mandate of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics renewed until 2021

With a leading role in the recent approval of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics by the UNWTO General Assembly held in Chengdu, China,...

World Tourism Day 2017 addresses the power of sustainable tourism for development

  Celebrated worldwide since 1980, World Tourism Day is commemorated on 27 September. This year, the Official Celebrations are held in Doha, the capital city...

UNWTO launches a travellers’ competition to promote sustainability

With the aim of promoting responsible travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a travellers’ competition ahead of World Tourism Day. The initiative...

Domestic tourism inevitable for sustainable economy diversification–Coker

DIRECTOR-GENERAL of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr. Folorunsho Coker, said there is a need for a restructuring of the laws governing the...

South Africa Tourism Minister elected Dep Chairperson, CAF

In a coup for South Africa, Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa was elected one of two deputy chairpersons of the Regional Commission for Africa (CAF)...

13th Edition of AKWAABA African Travel Market 2017

Eko Hotel and Suites opened its doors for the 13th AKWAABA African Travel Market from the 10th of September to the 12th of September,...

Rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya conservation area

A pair of rare white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya, to the delight of local residents and conservationists. The reticulated giraffes, a mother and...

Tourism Potential For National Development

Tourism is a veritable instrument for socio-economic development as it impacts directly on the economy through the provision of resources and income that could...

Pomp and Circumstance at Ojude Oba Festival

If you compared the Ojude Oba festival to  Kano Durbar, you would not be far from the truth, for in pomp and circumstance ,...

Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Attending the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook and Instagram representatives were in Kigali this week (28-31 August) to discuss and explore ways...

Maidens ready for annual Reed Dance

They have undergone virginity testing in their districts throughout the province and now they are ready to affirm their purity before Zulu King Goodwill...

Tourism: growth is not the enemy; it’s how we manage it that counts

In recent months, reports from all around the world have spoken of ‘tourism-phobia’, showing us pictures of citizens protesting against the ‘invasion of tourists’...

UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is launching a consumer-oriented campaign aimed...

NTDC Bill: ATTWON Applauds Senate, NTDC Boss and Stakeholders

President, Association of Travels and Tourism writers of Nigeria, ATTWON, Omolola Itayemi   applauds the Nigerian Senate for their steadfast commitment to the growth...

UK opposes illegal wildlife trade in Angola

UK Ambassador John Dennis and the Angolan NGO MBAKITA’s Director Pascoal Baptistiny signed the project contract that will contribute to reducing the illegal trade...
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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

Brazil's government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining. The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800...