Ethiopian Airlines will launch four weekly flights to Kano, Nigeria, from May 24th, 2014. Located in the north of the country, Kano is the second largest city in Nigeria. Kano will be the fourth city in Nigeria served by Ethiopian Airlines, joining Ethiopian’s current service to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria; Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city; and Enugu.
Up to thirteen people have died after a charter plane suffered engine failure and crash-landed at Lagos airport in Nigeria shortly after take-off.
The International Coalition of Tourism Partners has sent a congratulatory message to their member destination Nigeria for introducing tourist visa card to ease the burden of tourists carrying cash while in Nigeria and a biometric registration system for the tourism industry workers. This follows a meeting at FITUR between Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, director general of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation and minister Alain St. Ange of the Seychelles.
The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, the official tourism organisation for Nigeria, has joined the United States Tour Operators Association as an associate member. This membership makes Nigeria the first and only west African country to be accepted into USTOA.
Mr Otumba Segun Runsewe the Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism have agreed to find ways to work together now that both countries are part of the ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners).
Mr. Solomon Oyatero, the new High Commissioner of Nigeria accredited to Seychelles, paid a call on Minister Alain St.Ange, the island’s Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, at his Bel Ombre Offices.