British Airways has rewarded its trade partners(travel agents and tour operators) in Nigeria for their loyalty throughout the business year.
The annual event, known as British Airways Trade Awards, saw the airline playing host to a cross section of its agents from around the country to show appreciation for their support over the past year, and to reward the best performing travel agents.
Some of the award categories were; Highest Overall Revenue, Most Improved Agent, Premium and Non_Premium Champion, Retail Star and Corporate Star. Top British Airways officials, including Mr. Ademola Sanya, Miss Lolade Balogun and the Regional Commercial Manager for Africa, Mr. Ian Petrie, who was in Nigeria specifically for the event, presented the awards.
First Class and Club World return tickets to London were also given to winning agents.
Petrie said the event was an opportunity for the airline to bond and interact with its partners, as well as foster networking opportunities amongst those present.
He expressed satisfaction at the cordial relationship between the airline and its trade partners since its debut in the country over 70 years ago, noting that such support had helped to deliver an excellent level of service to Nigerians.
BA’s Acting Commercial Manager for Nigeria, Mrs. Adetutu Otuyalo, used the occasion to reiterate the advantage of BA’s new initiative, known as On_Business.
She explained that the package, a global loyalty programme designed for small and medium_sized businesses, will maximize travel budgets and afford corporate organizations that travel often the ability to save money on flights.
“All the corporate organisation needs to do is register online at ba.com/onbusiness, and as they travel they will earn points which they can then use to redeem reward flights for business travel,” she said.