Nigeria tourism’s squandered opportunities

Nigeria tourism perhaps shoud be red-faced like this rainbow agama

In an op-ed for This Day, Kunle Aderinokun (Associate Editor) and Demola Ojo (Editor and travel writer) write about the reasons tourism in the world’s seventh most populous nation could be, should be an economic goldmine. While the excerpt below focuses on Nigeria tourism, the writers also discuss squandered opportunities in agriculture, oil, mining, and […]

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October 9, 2017

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Rural tourism: Delighting tourists, developing communities

Rural tourism in the Philippines at Banaue Rice Terraces.

Advertise Here At the Second International Rural Tourism Conference held in Anji County in Huzhou, China, July 16-18, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its report on International Rural Tourism Development – An Asia-Pacific Perspective. Sponsored by Huzhou City, the report presents best practices and successful strategies in rural tourism development throughout Asia Pacific and […]

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Sri Lanka & Thailand slapped on biodiversity day

Yala leopard. Source: Amila Tennakoon https://www.flickr.com/photos/lakpura/15654125258

The former Director-General of Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) questioned whether Yala National Park can sustain tourism numbers skyrocketing more than 1,000% in seven years – from 48,368 visitors in 2008 to 545,007 in 2015. Dr Sumith Pilapitiya was tackling over-visitation and its consequences on biodiversity at an event to mark the International Day […]

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