HOTEL HYGIENE AND SAFETY IS IN THE DETAIL – by Chibuikem Diala

How many times have you been checked into a poorly cleaned room? How many times have you been to a hotel bathroom with heavy stains welcoming you? Personally, I have been checked into a hotel room with ‘semen’ stains on the bed sheet. Though tired and needed rest, I called the reception for a change of sheets. Well, they did and this time, another patch … Continue reading HOTEL HYGIENE AND SAFETY IS IN THE DETAIL – by Chibuikem Diala

Governor Wike Appoints Yibo Koko As DG, Rivers Tourism Agency

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has approved the appointment of Mr. Yibo Koko as the Director-General of the Rivers State Tourism Development Agency. A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo says that the appointment takes immediate effect. Koko is the initiator of the popular Seki Dance. Continue reading Governor Wike Appoints Yibo Koko As DG, Rivers Tourism Agency

FUNDING TOURISM FOR GROWTH – by Chibuikem Diala

“On same day that Saudi Arabia opened its doors to the world, the Kingdom announced an investment of $30 billion for the tourism sector. With such support, the potential for investors is phenomenal” When you want to grow a sector, you place adequate investments and create appropriate policies that enables such investments to thrive. Tourism is not farming, its a creative industry that evolves over … Continue reading FUNDING TOURISM FOR GROWTH – by Chibuikem Diala

THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY: TIME TO DIVERSIFY YOUR SKILLS – By Chibuikem Diala

The emerging 4th Industrial Revolution (Digital Economy), might just be the biggest disruption element that will engineer the heavy Re-Skilling of the hospitality and tourism workforce. This underscores the urgent and growing need for the emergence of ‘new hospitality mindsets’ among industry actors in Nigeria. No doubt, part of the challenges facing the hotel industry is that of innovation and development. And I have spoken … Continue reading THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY: TIME TO DIVERSIFY YOUR SKILLS – By Chibuikem Diala

DELTA STATE TOURISM ON MY MIND – by Chibuikem Diala

Who Says Delta State Tourism Can’t Be Among Forbes List of Best Places To Visit? If there is any state that ought to get its act right on tourism, that state is Delta. So much within yet, little to show for it. So much culture, arts, festivals, hospitality, uncommon foodies, great location, ecotourism, peaceful, fun loving people. I mean, so much potentials for one state. … Continue reading DELTA STATE TOURISM ON MY MIND – by Chibuikem Diala

IHTEF 2019: BUDWEISER TO HOST SPECIAL BEVERAGES SESSION, AS MANGERO WATER BOOSTS SPONSORSHIP LIST WITH FANTASTIC PACKAGE

David Diai   The list of excellent offers by globally recognized and renowned brands, to identify with and sponsor the 4th International Hospitality, Tourism and Eco-Sustainabilty Forum, IHTEF, taking place at Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham, Abuja from April 16-17, 2019, has been boosted with the confirmed participation of Budweiser, which has already secured the rights as the ‘official Beer sponsor of IHTEF 2019’ and will … Continue reading IHTEF 2019: BUDWEISER TO HOST SPECIAL BEVERAGES SESSION, AS MANGERO WATER BOOSTS SPONSORSHIP LIST WITH FANTASTIC PACKAGE

TREVOR WARD, DEWALD KRUGER, ROSANA FORSUELO, ADESUGBA, RABO SALEH, AISHA ABUBAKAR-ACHONU, JUSTINA OVAT, OTHERS SET TO GRACE IHTEF 2019 FORUM IN ABUJA, APRIL 16

David Diai   All is now set for the 4th edition of International Hospitality, Tourism and Eco-Sustainability Forum (IHTEF), which will hold at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Abuja from April 16 to 17, 2019. An excited and upbeat Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Eco6tem and Executive Director of IHTEF, Engr. Chibuikem Diala confirmed that arrangements and logistics for all the main activities and attendance … Continue reading TREVOR WARD, DEWALD KRUGER, ROSANA FORSUELO, ADESUGBA, RABO SALEH, AISHA ABUBAKAR-ACHONU, JUSTINA OVAT, OTHERS SET TO GRACE IHTEF 2019 FORUM IN ABUJA, APRIL 16