DELTA APPROVES DEVELOPMENT OF LANDER BROTHERS ANCHORAGE

The Delta State Executive Council, on Tuesday, November 3rd, approved the development and management of the Lander Brothers Anchorage in Asaba. This was part of resolutions reached at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. In a post Exco briefing, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu said that the upgrade of the facilities at the Anchorage will … Continue reading DELTA APPROVES DEVELOPMENT OF LANDER BROTHERS ANCHORAGE

RIVERS SET TO BOOST HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, LISTS EIGHT CATERING REST HOUSES FOR CONCESSIONING

The Rivers State Executive Council has approved the concessioning of Eight Catering Rest Houses belonging to the State Government. The Catering Rest Houses include those at Ahoada, Elele, Okehi, Degema, Omoku, Isiokpo, Bori and Eleme Local Government Areas. A statement by Paulinus Nsirim, Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, disclosed that the State Commissioner for Commerce, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Nwankpa announced this Thursday, June 11, … Continue reading RIVERS SET TO BOOST HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY, LISTS EIGHT CATERING REST HOUSES FOR CONCESSIONING

THE HOTEL INDUSTRY: THE UPSIDE OF POST-COVID 19 DISPENSATION – By Chibuikem Diala

At the twilight of 2019, no one, predicted the global lockdown that has greatly affected the hotel and tourism industry. UNWTO reported that international tourists’ arrival grew by 4 % in 2019 to reach 1.5 billion and forecasts another 3% to 4% in 2020. With 2.4 million arrivals into Nigeria and many travelers moving within cities, countries and across continents, no one imagined the almost … Continue reading THE HOTEL INDUSTRY: THE UPSIDE OF POST-COVID 19 DISPENSATION – By Chibuikem Diala

Coronavirus: NSIRIM, RIVERS INFORMATION COMMISSIONER, CHARGES HOTELIERS ON COVID-19 PREVENTION

In furtherance of efforts being made to prevent Coronavirus infection in Rivers State, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, has called on those in the hospitality business, particularly hotels, to ensure that they take the fight against the virus serious. A statement by Soibi Max-Alalibo, SA Media to the Hon Commissioner Ministry of Information and Communications, disclosed that Pastor Nsirim, who was … Continue reading Coronavirus: NSIRIM, RIVERS INFORMATION COMMISSIONER, CHARGES HOTELIERS ON COVID-19 PREVENTION

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