NANTA members undergo training on air travel e-reservation, booking


By Matthew Denis

A popular Global Distribution System (GDS), Travelport has organised
a two-day sensitization programme for members of National Association
of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), Kwara/Ogbomosho branch in Ilorin.
The which   training commenced on Tuesday  was aimed at enhancing
efficient service delivery to clients and to boost  revenue generation
through introduction of additional services.
Speaking to our correspondent shortly after the programme, the
Assistant Manager, Product and Strategy Planning Travelport Nigeria,
Mr. Chidera Nnozie said ” Travelport is a GDS company that provides
computer reservation system for travel agents to enable them book
travels like airlines, hotels, rails and car for any destination of
their choices.
“Most times travellers do not understand that there is a software
agent that can be used to get them tickets to anywhere in the world
and that software is called reservation system. And Travelport here in
Nigeria has computer reservation system called the ‘Galileo’
Nnodie explained that the sensitisation programme is targeted at
exposing the travel agents to the benefit of keying into the Galileo
reservation system and other products that can add value and increase
their revenue derivation so that they can become better travel
“We are here to empower them to become better professionals to meet
the growing need in a fast space technological world to move with
other travel agencies,” he added.
According to him, Travelport can be better described as the men behind
the scene to provide service to agencies to better the transport
The assistant manager stressed that another vital reason for
partnering NANTA is to ensure drastic reduction in fraudulent
activities in the sector.
He advised travellers to always patronise members of NANTA as they are
the recognized travel agencies in the country to avoid quacks and
fraud in the country.
In his remarks at the event, the Account Manager of Travelport, Mr.
Opeyemi Olufunsho said ” Ilorin environment is still a virgin market
with a lot of potentials in terms of travel business. We decided to
come here to grow the business for the agents and ours as well.
“There are many travel agencies here that usually go directly to
airlines to get tickets for their clients, but we are offering them a
very smart way by carrying out a lot of transactions operating from
their offices.
The Coordinator of NANTA Kwara/Ogbomoso Chapter, Mr. James Abiodun
Olawale lauded  Travelport for the training, exposing them to the
Galileo system.
He appreciated their western zone executives for facilitating the
training, adding that the training will add value to their businesses.

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