In its drive to upgrade the operations of travel agencies in the country, Finchglow Travels, held a workshop recently to educate trade partners on the latest technologies, fare rules and packages in travel business and how to maximise the numerous opportunities for profitability.
Speaking at the workshop, Finchglow’s chief operating officer, Mr. Ezekiel Ikotun, said it takes courage to remain in travel business.
He singled out the operating environment as the leading cause for the extinction of many renowned travel agencies.”
“Based on this reason, at Finchglow Travels we decided to show our trade partners what we know. The purpose for organising trade partners’ forum is to foster business sustainability for our trade partners. We recognize your influence in our businesses and we can’t deny that your efforts have been remarkable.
He spoke about the latest trends in the industry, especially new distribution capability a travel industry-supported programme launched by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and urged its partners to embrace the innovation as soon as it activated in Nigeria.
He said the new technology will enhance communications between airlines and travel agents.
He also announced the launch of Finch Trade PartnerPlus, a platform that gives trade partners access to feature-rich tailored travel products and services to enhance existing product and service portfolio and achieve incremental growth.
“Finchglow Travels Trade PartnerPlus offers generous POS commission, comprehensive product training, sales and technical support.
The benefits are ticket quotes and sales support, technical support, promotions and giveaways, product discounts, familiarisation trip, issuing right and a lot more,” he said.
In her remark, the head of BTA Nigeria, Ms. Abiola Omosini, urged the travel agencies at the event and in Nigeria to shift their focus from air travel to other services like hotels, tours, cruises, among other.
The workshop was attended by representatives from Amadeus, RwandAir, Ethiopian Airlines and Emirates.