Carnival Calabar targets 2 million tourists for 2017

With less than three months to the hosting of this year’s annual Carnival Calabar, the Carnival Commission, which have already spiked off preparations for the event, has disclosed that its target is to attract over two million visitors from over 25 countries from across the world. This disclosure was made by the Chairman of the commission, Mr Gabe Onah, in Calabar while briefing the media on the level of preparations for the carnival. “We had meeting with leaders of all the bands, the winning band Seagull Band, led by Senator…

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24 hours in Victoria Falls

          SAHAR KHAN writes on finding adventure in the heart of Zimbabwe as she recalls her experience of Victoria Falls     Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Its namesake town, which grew out of a trading post on diamond king Cecil Rhodes’ ill-fated Cape-to-Cairo railway, caters to adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts, offering everything from bungee-jumping and gorge-swinging to elephant rides and lion walks. But beyond the adrenaline-inducing activities lies an area steeped in culture and history. Colonial-era hotels and steam trains with…

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SANDRALIA HOTEL: Exciting offers beckon

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja has continued to witness increase in its hospitality business with a number of outfit openings for business at regular intervals with each boasting unique offerings depending on the brand and market appeal. One of the hotels to sample on your next trip to the Unity City certainly should be Sandralia Hotel, which is located on 1A Solomon Lar Way, Jabi District. It is a luxury hotel with sophisticated and high quality facilities with professionally delivered service and personal touch to the bargain. Since opening,…

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ZURAB POLOLIKASHVILI: My vision for UNWTO

Brief on UNWTO The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), a United Nations specialised agency, is the leading international organisation with the decisive and central role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how. Its membership includes 157 countries, six territories, two permanent observers and over 480 affiliate members. Background Last month at its 22nd General Assembly held in Chengdu, China, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) endorsed Georgian Ambassador Zurab…

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Lagos unveils Football Forever,other monuments

In fulfillment of its promise to enhance its tourist attractions across the state, the Lagos State government has commenced the unveiling of a number of monuments newly created and renovated at different parts of the state. It recently unveiled that of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo on Awolowo Way, Ikeja,last week and this was followed by the unfolding of series of such monuments with the Football Forever statue at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, among others. The statue is a 22 feet tall sculpture of four players, two aside, standing on…

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Thrills of Southern Sun Ikoyi Offshore Challenge 2017

Last Saturday was a colourful and exciting day for lovers of the sea and water sport as Southern Sun Ikoyi 6th edition Offshore Challenge 2017 held sway at the Lagos Yacht Club as sailors displayed mastery of their yachts made of different colours and sizes. About 23 boats were spotted during the challenge as the sailors entertained the fascinated audience with their command and artistry of the powerful machines to their delight. The adrenalin push exuded by the powerful sport but yet with gracefulness display was something to behold. The…

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Nigeria Beer Festival: Boost for Lagos

The Lagos State Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, has commended the recently held Nigeria Beer Festival, stating that the festival was a big boost for the state tourism and even that of the country as it has broadened the perception of foreigners on the entertainment culture in the country. The one week-long event was organised by On and One Event (001) Limited in partnership with the Lagos State government and held at the Eko Atlantic City Waterfront, Victoria Island. Akinsola said: “It has exposed the…

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