As part of its commitment to recognize and reward outstanding partners for their unflinching support and contribution to its growth in the outgoing year, leading global airline, British Airways & Iberia , recently rolled out the drums to celebrate its trade partners from around the country.
The event which took place at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites featured awards to some of the outstanding trade partners, a performance by popular Nigerian R ‘n’ B star, Banky W, and raffle draws.
Speaking at the event, Commercial Manager, West Africa, British Airways, Mr. Kola Olayinka noted that year 2013 was a good year for the company’s business, as it witnessed impressive sales from its partners. This achievement, according to the CM, would not have been possible without the support of the trade partners who remain a critical player in British Airways business success since its operation in Nigeria and West Africa.
“At British Airways, we believe strongly in bonding system, where people are appreciated and celebrated for achieving success with renewed commitment for greater performance. I will like to thank our partners for their outstanding performance in 2013 and also encourage them to continue to do more. For us at British Airways, we will not relent in recognizing and appreciating our outstanding partners for their support across all regions. 2014 promises to be more rewarding for both our trade partners and our customers,” he added.
Responding on behalf of the trade partners, winner of the British Airways 2013 Diamond Award, Mr Mike Otubu of Quantum Travels, noted that a company that is smart enough to honour and appreciate its partners like British Airways really knows its onions. He said that what the company has done is a clear indication that the company cares about its partners and value their impact in its business. He thanked the airline for the honour and promised it of the continued support of his company to the growth of the business.
The evening also saw some of the Iberia Airlines travel partners receiving various awards in different categories; Highest Sales Lagos and South awards, received by Touchdown Travels; Network Travels received the award for Highest sales Port Harcourt and East, while Top Iberia highest sales Abuja and North award was awarded to Millennium Travels.
Speaking in the same vein, Mrs Bunmi Aremu of Sprint Travels, who won the Iberia ticket to Barcelona during the raffle draw at the event, appreciated the company for celebrating its partners. “I must say that I am overwhelmed being here tonight, and I must thank British Airways & Iberia for making us feel important and recognizing our effort in their business,” she said.
The BBBuzz is a youthful lifestyle destination bringing insightful perspective on art, business, fashion, music, travel, food and events from around the world with focus on Africa.
The mission is to shift digital media by telling untold stories, celebrating unsung heroes and unearthing modern day icons and the events that capture the millennial narrative.