GuestReady, a service for Airbnb hosts to manage their property, raises $3M

 With over four million listings across more than 65,000 cities worldwide, Airbnb has not just upended the global hospitality industry — it has inadvertently created an industry within an industry: demand for services that help hosts manage their properties efficiently and professionally. It’s a hot space, for sure. GuestReady, a one-year-old contender based in London, has […]

Tourism: Kogi to revolutionise sector for economic prosperity

The Kogi state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mohammed Imam Awal has reiterate the state government’s commitment to revolutionise its tourism sector for economy prosperity. Imam made this known in a telephone interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. He maintained that the development of tourism is capital intensive, but added, “ we are […]

We must take tourism seriously as a serious business — DG, NTDC

By Emeka Anaeto, Business Editor The Director General/ Chief Executive, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, Folorunsho Coker, in this interview points the way forward to modern tourism industry for Nigeria. Excerpt. Folorunsho Coker LOOKING at the tourism industry in Nigeria from the point of view of an insider, what is your general assessment? In Nigeria, we […]

RMAFC calls for exploration of resources in agric, tourism, solid minerals

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has urged all states and local governments to show serious commitment to providing enabling environment to exploit potential in tourism, agriculture and solid minerals. The commission made the call in a communiqué signed by Mr Ken Kayama, Chairman, Fiscal Efficiency and Budget Committee of the commission and […]

We’re poised to making tourism, hospitality Nigeria’s national revenue earner – BON Hotels Intl

The Chairman of Bon Hotels International West Africa, Mr. Otto Stehlik, has said that the group will continue to be in the forefront of the efforts to ensure that Nigerians have the right skills that will drive the nation’s tourism and hospitality sectors of the economy. According to him, whatever challenges Nigeria is facing in […]

India’s Treebo raises $34M for its budget hotel network

 Treebo Hotels, one of the most prominent members of India’s emerging budget hotel networks, has closed a $34 million Series C round. The deal was led by new backers Ward Ferry Management and Karst Peak Capital, two Hong Kong PE firms, with participation from existing investors SAIF Partners, Matrix Partners India and Bertelsmann India Investments. Before this […]

Tourism stakeholders pick holes in proposed NTDC bill before N/ Assembly

By Jimoh babatunde Stakeholders in the country’s tourism industry have picked holes in the proposed Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) Act Cap N137 LFN, 2004 (Repeal Re-enactment) Bill, 2017 (SB.429),which came up for public hearing on the floor of the senate, last week. They described the proposed bill as ‘confusing, vexatious and lacks the capacity […]