UK announces resumption of Visa Processing in Nigeria on July 28

The British High Commission in Nigeria has said it will commence visa services in Nigeria from July 28. The High Commission in a tweet on Tuesday said Visa Application Centres will be open in Abuja, Ikeja and Victoria Island. The tweet reads, "Visa Application Centres are resuming services in Nigeria from 28 July. "You must[...]

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COVID-19: Dubai reopens doors to tourists

With a “welcome” passport sticker and coronavirus tests on arrival, Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors Tuesday in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure.But businesses are mainly betting on those already living in the gleaming desert city to energise its ailing economy and serve as a test run[...]

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Spain to welcome foreign tourists back from July

Spain, on Monday, urged foreign tourists to return from July as one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns eased, with streets gradually filling again and some pupils returning to school.The world’s second-most visited nation closed its doors and beaches in March to handle the COVID-19 pandemic but has seen out the worst and plans to lift a[...]

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Saudi Arabian tourist spots rank high for Enjoyment, Here’s Why

Tourists are now welcome in Saudi Arabia, but should you visit? The conservative Islamic kingdom bans alcohol and detains domestic critics, and only recently allowed couples to share a room without proving they’re married - provided they’re foreign visitors. But for those who are curious and willing to put up with a shortage of good[...]

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India changes up Visa Requirements to promote Tourism

The Indian Government has made sweeping changes to its visa requirements in a bid to attract more tourists to the country. A short-duration e-visa has been introduced, with a one-month validity, at a cost of $25. The government has also revealed that fees for e-visas would be reduced to 10 between April and June. And[...]

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Best countries for tourists to visit in 2019- WEF

Spain has topped the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s ranking of countries best equipped to welcome tourists in 2019. The Mediterranean country, which has been named the most “travel-ready” nation by the WEF since 2015, was followed by France and Germany in the index. Japan and the United States rounded out the top five. The United[...]

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Local air travel has become problematic as Cancellations and Delays are the Norm

Flight delays and cancellations in local air transport have worsened, much to the discomfort of passengers travelling for either summer or Muslim festivities. The development, despite an increase in traffic demand at major airports across the country, has forced many travellers to either shelve their trip or resort to risky roads. The Guardian learnt yesterday[...]

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The World Best Passports are from the Oddest Country!

Traveling comes with its share of challenges, not least applying for visas. And visa regimes can determine the trajectory of your life: where you’re allowed to travel, study, work and live. Your global mobility essentially comes down to that little booklet you hold. Here are the passports that enjoy the greatest travel freedom and the[...]

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Madame Tussauds to open in Dubai this year

World famous waxwork museum Madame Tussauds is reportedly to open in Dubai this year. The project, which was first announced in 2008, will add Dubai to its outposts in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Wuhan and New York, according to media reports. It will be the first Madame Tussauds in the[...]

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Buhari Travels Again, goes to London.

After a hectic official engagement in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has been scheduled to travel to London, the United Kingdom for a private visit today. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr, Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Thursday that President Buhari would leave Nigeria after a visit to Maiduguri, the Borno[...]

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Former US Secretary of State to attend Abu Dhabi book fair

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that John Kerry, the former US Secretary of State, will attend the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. The 29th edition of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which runs from April 24-30, will hear Kerry talk about his memoir Every Day Is[...]

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Report: $1bn may not be enough to cover the cost of rebuilding Notre Dame

Last week a fire which source is yet to be uncovered razed through the 850 years old Notre Dame Cathedral. So far private donors have pledged about $700m for its reconstruction. People around the world have pledged more than $1 billion to rebuild Notre Dame.  But according to a spokesman for the cathedral, that still might not[...]

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Apple joins Big wigs such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, L’Oreal in pledging over $700Mn to rebuild Notre Dame after fire

French companies including L'Oreal and luxury groups LVMH and Kering have pledged millions of euros to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after it was severely damaged in a fire Monday night. Francois-Henri Pinault, whose Artemis holding company owns a controlling stake in Kering, pledged 100 million euros ($113 million), while Bernard Arnault, chair of LVMH, gave 200 million[...]

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Turkey has just launched a new $12 billion airport; the biggest in the world

On April 6, Istanbul Ataturk Airport — which was considered one of the busiest airports in the world with 70 million annual passengers — officially ceased operations. All commercial flights were transferred to Turkey’s new flagship international airport,   The first flight at Istanbul New Airport took place October 2018, and now the airport’s first phase of[...]

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Dubai introduces Smart Cameras that use AI to measure how happy people are

Dubai has taken a step forward to consolidate its position as one of the leading tourists destinations in the world by launching a happiness index monitor. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is pioneering this technology. “The initiative aims to measure customers’ happiness index through smart cameras that analyse the extent of their happiness. The[...]

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Another waterfall has been discovered in Ife- Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, on Saturday, said that another waterfall, set to be unveiled, had been discovered at the Ife Grand Resort, Ile-Ife. His royal highness disclosed this when executives of the Nigeria Tour Operators (NATOP) visited him at his palace. He went further to explain that the land on which the resort[...]

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