The rich and wealthy Nigerians are back on a spending spree. When you visit places like Victoria Garden city in Lagos, Victoria Island, Banana Island, Lekki Phase 1 and 2 as well as other exclusive areas like Maitama and Asokoro districts in Abuja, you would see stunning mansions.
- 06 September 2012
- 28 September 2011
- Shelle D
Calabar used to be a historic seaport and its city used to be popular slave trading post, it is strategically located on the Atlantic Coast near the Cameroon border. Being the Cross River State capital and it is undoubtedly the future Getaway or most promising Africa tourism spot.
The city had been inhabited for as far back as 2000 years and was popular to European sailors as far back as the 15th century and also served the country’s as international sea port in the 16th century. Located in the Bight of Biafra, a region from where approximately 25-30% of Africans transported to the new world as slaves left Africa, Calabar was a major slave trade port from the late 17th to 19th centuries.
One of Calabar’s top tourism spots and also a business and vacation resort with the focus to be an integrated business resort in Nigeria. It is a four phased development promoted by the Government of Cross River State, under a Private Public Partnership (PPP), and very close to Calabar Free Trade Zone. It is the realisation of an exciting dream – the first integrated business and leisure resort in Nigeria.
Tinapa Free Zone has world class facilities that enable visitors to engage in retail and wholesale activities as well as leisure and entertainment. Tinapa has lettable space for retail and wholesale, several line shops, warehouses etc. It also has an open exhibition area for trade exhibitions and other events, a movie production studio commonly referred to as “Studio Tinapa” or “Nollywood”, an entertainment strip that comprise a casino, an Eight-Screen Cinema, a children’s arcade, restaurants and a mini amphitheater, a night club and pubs.
- 17 September 2010
- Farida Muhammed
With even the most experienced travelers feeling edgy these days, making plans through a real live travel agent can help assuage some of your fears. Finding someone who knows the ins and outs of the industry can also help you to avoid the pitfalls:
Imagine arriving at a "first class" European hotel -- only to find it's actually quite ordinary and not at all luxurious. Consumers who booked via the hotel's own Web site would be unaware that in the rest of the world, a "first class" rating actually means average. Or what about booking a honeymoon, only to discover that a boisterous minority of your fellow cruise passengers are members of Drum Corps International?