Lagos, Nigeria; March 23, 2015: As part of measures to commend and show appreciation for partners’ support, British mega carrier, British Airways recently hosted its travel consultants based in Northern Nigeria to a strategic commercial meeting in Washington DC. The meeting was aimed at rewarding the partners’ unflinching support to British Airways’ Nigerian business operations.
The strategic commercial meeting, a direct interactive gathering with the British Airways Travel consultants also serves as a platform to receive one-on-one feedback on British Airways products and services.
Speaking at the meeting which had the top six British Airways Travel Management Companies in Abuja and Kano in attendance, Kola Olayinka, British Airways Regional Commercial Manager, West Africa, noted that year 2014 was a good year for the company in Nigeria.
According to Olayinka the success would not have been possible without the support of the partners who remain a critical factor in British Airways business success in Nigeria.
‘We are always out to delight our partners in a very special way. Our industry is a very engaging one hence every opportunity we have to mix business with pleasure is always highly welcome. At British Airways, we value the role of our partners in our business and this meeting is another opportunity to share experiences, thoughts and ideas that would be of mutual benefits,” Olayinka said.
He highlighted that the meeting is also aimed at addressing the challenges that could be an impediment to business operations so that both partners can help nip them in the bud to continuously ensure a seamless business relationship.
In his remarks, Ademola Sanya, National Sales Manager, British Airways noted that the airline is very much interested in offering assistance that will ensure profitability in the business of the partners. “We always bring out new things and new ways of forging ahead in our business. Last year we took our Agents to Los Angeles; to Hollywood, to discuss the way forward in business, this year, it’s the White House in Washington,”Sanya said.
The meeting had the presence of managing director, Silver Wings Travels Kano, Mahmoud Said, managing director, Ola Eghoni. Classique Travels, Binta Dhaco. Managing director, Topaz Travels Susan Akporiaye. Managing Director, Jireh Travels, Solomon Awe and managing director, LAWSTA Travels Angela George-Okoro.
The partners were treated to different places including seat of power at the White House, the memorial arcade, the Capitol as well as other notable United States’ monuments within the Washington area.
The team came away from the trip with sound business decisions on how to improve trade between Abuja and Washington as well as Lagos and Washington.
BA now flies to Washington twice a day from Heathrow Terminal 5, London with Airbus 380 and B-777 Aircrafts.