By Taiye Olayemi
Some exhibitors at the just concluded 46th National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) Annual General Meeting have expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the association in boosting customer relationship in travel businesses.
The exhibitors who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews expressed their delight, particularly over the sales made and awareness created.
According to them, the major benefits enjoyed during the AGM are the business contacts generated and a boost in patronage.
NAN reports that the AGM with the theme “Antitrust: Opportunities available for Protection of the Nigeria Travel Market” was held in Kano State.
The exhibitors were: The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Amadeus, South Africa Tourism, Wakanow, Sabre, Air Peace, Leadway Assurance, Anchor Insurance, South Africa Airways and Travel Port.
Alhaji Faruk Umar, Director, North West, NCAC said that the organisation had recorded tremendous sales of most of it wares which were crafts, art works, local textiles, wood works, among others.
Umar noted that adequate awareness of most of the organisation’s products was created as lots of contacts were exchanged during the AGM.
”The AGM has been a remarkable one, loaded with impactful activities, we have also made sales as well as created enough awareness of the availability of our products.
”As you can see, these are locally made products. We want Nigerians to know that local artistes are also producing beautiful materials, using our local raw materials, just as it is seen in other countries,” he said.
Mr Thekiso Rakolojane, Regional Head, West Africa, South Africa Tourism appreciated NANTA for providing a platform where travel and tourism businesses could be enhanced.
”This is a platform we cherish so much where we have been able to relate with over 300 Nigerian travel agents who are seen as potential customers to us.
”We really appreciate NANTA for the opportunity to showcase to Nigerians the tourism offerings South Africa is endowed with,” he said.
NAN reports that the AGM which began on Wednesday came to an end on Friday. (NAN)