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Ethiopia Airlines Renegotiating Management Contract for Arik Air with FG

Article from THISDAY newspapers – https://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2017/06/ethiopia-airlines-renegotiating-management-contract-for-arik-air-with-fg/ After few months of prevarication, THISDAY can authoritatively report that the Ethiopia Airlines has been negotiating management contract for Arik Air, which was taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in February this year owing to the debts owed it by the owners of the airline. Do you need a world class website for your business or oganization? Do you need help with online marketing? Click here THISDAY learnt that Ethiopia Airlines has sent delegation twice in the last two months to Abuja to discuss with the federal government and the Nigerian government had also sent a delegation to Addis Ababa. The focus of the management contract is that Ethiopian Airline will take full management of the airline and also provide technical support. What this means is that the East African airline will have to second some of its ma nagement and technical staff to Nigeria and also code-share with Arik and kick-start some of the international routes, suspended by the receiver manager, when AMCON took over the management of the airline. THISDAY learnt that the initial plan when AMCON took over Arik Air was to hand over the airline to […]

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Welcome Centre Hotels responds to SMEAR Campaign on Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/hilary.davidjr – REBUTTAL FROM THE HOTEL Great to see that majority can see through the farce of his man’s dubious story. Normally we don’t comment on such drivel but given the interest level we respond to set the record straight. The hotel took its position in addressing the accusation as the guest continuously choose to avoid payment of his hotel bills throughout his entire stay and when pressed on the 4th consecutive day for payment conveniently then claimed his passport and money were missing (eventually his hotel bill was settled by third party). Another reason the hotel further doubted his account was because he always told hotel staff that he knew and name-dropped the directors of the hotel hence it was ok for him to not prepay but the hotel can unequivocally state the none of the directors of the hotel knew this guest. His Identity was suspect as he refused to provide an ID or personal details on check in. His Facebook profile is also a fake and is just a front for his SMEAR campaign. The receptionist who checked him in without payment and was collecting daily tips from him in order to side step payment has been […]

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Welcome Centre Hotels wins yet another accolade – Best 4-Star Hotel in Lagos

The hotel’s tireless efforts in the Nigerian hospitality industry continue to be recognised and called out for success by leading players in the tourism and hospitality sector. Welcome Centre Hotels has been named Best 4-star Hotel in Lagos by TravelMyth.

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Laughter is the Best Medicine….

  Husband : (calls up Hotel Manager from room) Please come fast, I am having an argument with my wife & she says that she will jump from your hotel window. Manager : Sir, I am sorry, but this is a personal Issue. Husband : this is a maintenance issue!!! The window is not opening!!! ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. “And will there be anything else, sir?” the bellboy asked after setting out an elaborate dinner for two. “No thank you,” the gentleman replied. “That will be all.” As the young man turned to leave, he noticed a beautiful satin negligee on the bed. “Anything for your wife ?” he asked. “Yeah! That’s a good idea,” the fellow said. “Please bring up a postcard.” …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………             ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. A hotel is a place that keeps the manufacturers of 25-watt bulbs in business. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. A man wrote a letter to a small hotel he planned to visit on his vacation: “I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?” An immediate reply came from […]

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Lagos Trivia

  The name ‘Lagos’ meaning ‘Lakes’ in Portuguese is said to have been given by a Portuguese explorer, Rui de Sequeira when he visited the area in 1472 Lagos ‘State’ was created on May 27, 1967 and will be 50 years come May 27, 2017 The population of Lagos today is about more than the total population of all the eastern states of Nigeria combined. Lagos’ population in 1872 was 60,000. By 2025 it will be the third largest city in the entire world. That said…..Lagos is also the smallest state in Nigeria occupying an area of just 385.9 mi² A dollar ($1) was 90 kobo (N0.90) at the beginning of Babangida’s term in 1985. Today 30 years later, a dollar ($1) goes for N425.00 on the foreign exchange market. At 520 ft and 32 stories high, The Nigerian External Communications (NECOM) building in Marina, Lagos – formerly called the ‘Nitel Tower’ is the tallest building in Nigeria and the entire West Africa Region. The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland. It is the longest bridge in West African and was the longest bridge in Africa until 1996 when the 6th October […]

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Top 5 reasons why Nigerians (should) prefer PayPal

The launch of PayPal in Nigeria in mid-2014 introduced a more secure way to transact, in a simpler and more flexible manner across borders; opening up a world of shopping possibilities for Nigerian consumers. PayPal gives people better ways to connect to their money and to each other, helping them pay online without sharing financial information with the sellers. A recent study conducted in Nigeria by Ipsos* – a global market research company – on behalf of PayPal shows an expectation by Nigerian consumers to conduct more shopping online. Out of the approximately 50 million internet users in Nigeria, 65% of users already shop online and another 24% of users expect to do so in the future. These numbers clearly demonstrate that Nigerians have a big and growing appetite for E-commerce. Here is a list of the top 5 reasons why Nigerian consumers choose PayPal and use it for online shopping. 1. A more secure way to pay online When you make a payment with PayPal your financial details are not shared with the seller. This gives you more control over your financial information and provides you with an extra layer of security. 2. The benefit of PayPal Buyer protection […]

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Lagos: Travellers Magazine Begins Search for Top 100 Hotels

Travellers Magazine is compiling a list of the Top 100 Hotels in Lagos to be published in its November 2015 edition. According to the publisher of the magazine, Mr Ikechi Uko, “we are carrying out a survey among hotel managers of over 200 hotels in Lagos chosen by us to determine the leading hotels in Lagos.” Click here to Vote for Your Favorite Hotels Travellers Magazine by ATQ is the first travel magazine in West Africa published since 1996. The magazine is set to be an in-house magazine of over 100 hotels in Nigeria and Ghana. Mr Ikechi Uko and Travellers Magazine have been awarding hotels for excellence for many years recognizing foreign franchises and indigenous managed hotels like Stop Over Motels who won the Best Indigenous Managed Hotel in Nigeria in 2001. The voting will also be done on the web portal www.atqnews.com; the biggest travel news portal in Africa. The competition is particuarlary fierce this year with several foriegn franchises and leading indigenous hotels such as the Welcome Centre Hotels vying for top honours. Atqnews.com newsletter is issued twice a week to over 100,000 persons globally with 51per cent of visitors are from Nigeria, 8 per cent are from […]

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Travel Safe

Contrary to a popular marketing slogan ‘The world is not your backyard!’ One of the few times people become truly exposed to danger is when they leave the familiar surrounding of home and travel to places anew in search of adventure or business. Some parts of the world are inherently more risky than others. These places change with the political winds, so apprise yourself of the latest situations before venturing into any regions that you do not know to be politically stable. The consular offices of major governments are good sources of current information in this regard: Assess your risk level regardless of how often you travel generally speaking. If you are not a regular traveller then evaluate your exposure e.g. a woman is more at risk than a man, a weak person more at risk than a strong one, and a tourist more at risk than a local. It’s in every travellers interest to protect themselves and their possessions during travel. Failing that, it’s in every travellers interest to minimize disruption to their travel or ensure their safe and quick return home should the worst happen. These are Welcome Centre Hotels Top Ten Tips to Travel Safe. Buy Travel […]

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Top Ten Tips to Travel Round Lagos for Less….

Lagos is the biggest city in Africa’s biggest economy (http://reports.weforum.org/travel-and-tourism-competitiveness-report-2015/economies/#economy=NGA) and that big status brings some pretty big prices for travellers in Lagos. Travelling to Lagos can costs a lot of money and sometimes it’s scary to think about how much money tourists in Lagos have to spend on hotels, transportation, security, food etc but there are plenty of simple ways to cut expenses. These are www.welcomecentrehotels.com top ten tips to save costs whilst travelling to Lagos Compare the market – Plan your trip to Lagos well in advance and visit various travel and hotel discount websites to see the best possible deals available. Sites like www.expedia.com, www.travelocity.com; www.orbitz.com etc easily combine offer different airlines, hotels, care hire firm, travel insurance to easily to give you a great deal. If money is more important than time, then consider taking a flight with a stop-over as connecting flights may be loads cheaper than flying directly to Lagos and airlines operate tight efficient connecting flights with minimal layover times so don’t write off the idea of a connecting flights right away. Airline tickets prices like most products are based on supply and demand, so sometimes it’s much cheaper to avoid travel to […]

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Top Ten Wedding Vendors to Lock down for your Wedding

He finally popped the big question and hopefully you got the engagement ring your heart was set on. Now the real work begins, you need to plan for a wedding i.e. the wedding of your dreams. You need to pick a date, set a time table, pick your style and location, determine your budget, agonise over your guest list, agonise further about your wedding party and finally pick your wedding vendors. One of the keys to a great wedding – budget permitting – is to quickly identify and lock down the key wedding vendors. Don’t just go for the cheapest or the one your aunty recommend because she knows the owner instead you need to carefully weigh up important features and characterise of each key vendor to make an informed and hopefully hitch free decision. 1. Get your Wedding Information grove on – There are several sources of general wedding information available to you either online or in magazines or directly from professionals etc Wedding magazines such as http://weddaily.com/tag/wed-magazine or https://mobridals.wordpress.com are available to provide stylish ideas, inspiration and advice. Browse online for further ideas on beautiful dresses, get expert tips on saving money and steal loads of ideas from […]

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