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Tour Guide Nigeria is a means of showcasing to the world Nigeria's beauty. It showcases the rich cultural heritage of the country, the delicious cuisines, the beautiful people, interesting places, the wild life and the tours and hospitality organizations. It also talks about the problems facing hospitality and tourism development in Nigeria and tries to proffer solutions to the ones it can.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

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My name is Adelola Oluwarotimi, a graduate of Hospitality 
(Foodservice) and Tourism from the Federal University of 
Agriculture, Abeokuta; also a graduate of Yaba College of Technology. I am an hospitality and tourism enthusiast, having worked in both the hospitality and tourism industry. I have worked in places such as Corporate Leisure Limited, Regent Luxury Suites, Golden Tulip, Artat Limited; just to
mention a few. I plan tour packages, cruises and trains packages, sports packages, schools and local tours, well-being and team bonding packages, learning and leisure, vacation packages, ticketing and hotel reservations, visa application assistance, special packages and corporate travels; all these with a professional and personal touch. 
knowaboutnigeria.blogspot.com is a means of showcasing to the world the beauty that is Nigeria. The blog shows the rich cultural heritage of the country, the delicious cuisines, the beautiful people, interesting places, the wild life, tour and hospitality organizations and so on; it also talks about the problems facing hospitality and tourism development in Nigeria and tries to proffer solutions to the ones it can.

Today I shall be talking about Hospitality, Nigeria and Hospitality in Nigeria.

First, what is Hospitality?

Hospitality is the relationship between the guest and the host, or the act or practice of being hospitable. This includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. Louis, chevalier de Jaucourt describes hospitality in the Encyclop├ędie as the virtue of a great soul that cares for the whole universe through the ties of humanity. The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, event planning, theme parks,  transportationcruise line, and additional fields within the tourism industry. The hospitality industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. A hospitality unit such as a restaurant, hotel, or an amusement park consists of multiple groups such as facility maintenance and direct operations (servers, housekeepers, porters, kitchen workers, bartenders, management, marketing, and human resources etc.).

The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people "traveling to and staying in places  outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes". Tourism is travel for recreation, leisure, religious, family or business  purposes, usually for a limited duration. Tourism is commonly associated with international travel,  but may also refer to travel to another place within the same country. Tourism has become a popular  global leisure activity. Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both  incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments. Today, tourism is a major  source of income for many countries, and affects the economy of both the source and host countries,  in some cases being of vital importance.

Nigeria officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic in West  Africa,bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast  in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It comprises 36 states and the Federal  Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular  country.

Modern-day Nigeria has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states for millennia. The  modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and the merging of  the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up  administrative and legal structures whilst practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms.  Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960, and plunged into a civil war from 1967– 1970. It has since alternated between democratically-elected civilian governments and military dictatorships, until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with its 2011 presidential elections being  viewed as the first to be conducted reasonably freely and fairly.
Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With  approximately 174 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and  the seventh most populous country in the world
Nigeria has one of the largest populations of youth in the world. The country is viewed as a multinational state, as it is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are  the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different languages, and are  identified with wide variety of cultures. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who  live mostly in the southern and central parts of the country, and Muslims in the northern and  southwestern regions. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as  those native to Igbo and Yoruba peoples.
As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion  in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to  become Africa's largest economy in 2014. Also, the debt-to-GDP ratio is only 11 percent, which  is 8 percent below the 2012 ratio. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World 
Bank; It has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in  international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power. Nigeria is a member  of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies. 
It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world.  Nigeria is a founding member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, OPEC, and  the United Nations amongst other international organizations.
In the 2014 ebola outbreak, Nigeria was the first country to effectively contain and eliminate the  Ebola threat that was ravaging three other countries in the West African region, the Nigerian unique  method of contact tracing employed by Nigeria became an effective method later used by countries,  such as the united States, when ebola threats were discovered.
Nigeria is known for its natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Safari destinations such as Cross  River National Park and Yankari National Park showcase waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and  rare primate habitats. One of its most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside  the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.

Adelola Rotimi

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  1. It can only get better for Nigeria. This is a great idea, welldone