Articles tagged “nigeria”

Nigeria Won’t Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans

Nigeria Won’t Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans

Associated Press

The African Union has been advocating for continent-wide visas on arrival, but it doesn't look like Nigeria would be part of the effort.

2 days ago

Nigerian Government Grabs Control of Top Carrier Arik Air

Nigerian Government Grabs Control of Top Carrier Arik Air

Michelle Faul, Associated Press

The biggest of the West African carriers, Nigeria’s Arik made a tremendous mistake in trying to compete with large foreign airlines on long-haul routes. But ultimately the airline is vital for Africa’s largest economy.

8 months ago

How an Economic Tourist Understands Africa’s Largest City

How an Economic Tourist Understands Africa’s Largest City

Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg

We like the idea of "the GDP tourist," if for no other reason than it sincerely seeks to understand what it's really like to live like a local.

10 months ago

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Maria Cheng, Associated Press

As Zika outbreaks hit parts of Florida and Singapore, experts are predicting that the next stops could be China, India and Nigeria. These are just predictions, though, because Zika has been around for decades and populations may have already developed immunity to the disease.

1 year ago

Amid Nigerian Currency Crisis, At Least One Airline is Finally Getting Paid

Amid Nigerian Currency Crisis, At Least One Airline is Finally Getting Paid

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

This might be too little, too late. Some major airlines, including United, have slashed flights to Nigeria because they could not repatriate ticket revenues. Those flights likely won't come back any time soon.

1 year ago

United Cancels Its Only Flight to Africa

United Cancels Its Only Flight to Africa

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United Airlines has cancelled its route to Nigeria now that the country's oil business is reeling.

1 year ago

Starwood Plans to Open 16 Hotels in Africa Over Next Five Years

Starwood Plans to Open 16 Hotels in Africa Over Next Five Years

William Davison, Skift

16 hotels in five years is playing it rather safe.

2 years ago

Marriott Planning Up to 50 New Hotels in Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt

Marriott Planning Up to 50 New Hotels in Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt

William Davison, Bloomberg

Marriott is making a bet that Egypt will solve its problems and Nigeria's growing wealth will eventually drown out its unrest.

3 years ago

Nigeria Lays the Groundwork for National Carrier and New Aviation Program

Nigeria Lays the Groundwork for National Carrier and New Aviation Program

Chris Kay, Bloomberg

Nigeria is poised to emerge as western Africa's premier air hub. It just needs the planes and better airports to make this a reality.

3 years ago

Nigeria’s Transcorp Hotels to Use IPO Proceeds to Expand Luxury Properties

Nigeria’s Transcorp Hotels to Use IPO Proceeds to Expand Luxury Properties

Emele Onu, Bloomberg

Despite unrest, there's no sense in sitting on the sidelines in one of Africa's fastest growing economies.

3 years ago

Starwood Plans 50% Growth in African Portfolio Following Promising Signs

Starwood Plans 50% Growth in African Portfolio Following Promising Signs

Kamlesh Bhuckory, Bloomberg

The percentage boost is big, but the African investments of Starwood and other hotel brands is still tiny compared to the buildout in countries in Asia.

3 years ago

African Tourism Continues to Slide on Ebola Fears, Despite Geographic Realities

African Tourism Continues to Slide on Ebola Fears, Despite Geographic Realities

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press

It's unfortunate that health concerns in one corner of a very large continent are causing ripple effects thousands of miles away.

3 years ago