This Day (Lagos)

27 October 2012

Nigerian Firms Set to Showcase at the World Travel Market

With barely 10 days to the formal opening of this year's World Travel Market (WTM, all now seems set for leading Tourism and Travel Technology firms across the globe towards displaying the future of travels.

Travel Technology is a key ingredient of modern day travel and tourism which provides the essential platform for bringing comfort and convenience to travel businesses the world over. This year however, two Nigerian firms will, for the first time be participating as exhibitors at the global event. 9ja Travel Services Limited, a travel technology firm will be exhibiting alongside Suru Group, franchise owner of the top-scale Best Western Hotels, Ikeja.

9ja Travel Services Limited will be showcasing QuickAir, a dynamic Airline Inventory Distribution System that is set to revolutionalise domestic aviation management system across the world. The Airline Inventory Distribution System will provide alternative platforms to National Civil Aviation Authorities all over the world in order to effective manage domestic aviation in a way that stimulate growth and development of the sector.

Roomstatus, a recently patented Hotelroom reservation system that puts simplicity behind hospitality management provides hospitality operators and hotel owners with a simple yet powerful technology to manage customers, facilities and revenue in real time.

"Today, the future has begun. We are proud of our heritage and 9ja Travel Services Limited intends to showcase excellent Technology offering during the 4-day event. Our Exhibiting partners, the suru group will provide excellent add-on products that will showcase our rich tourism potential and culture. We are extremely excited about the opportunity to put QjuickAir on global display - Its a revolutionary platform that will forever change the way and manner domestic travel is bought and sold around the world. This is a product that will essentially bridge the yawning gap between Low Cost Carriers the world over and travel agents who (for lack of a central platform) are unable to ticket these airlines," says Segun Oyebolu, CEO fly4cheaper.

Speaking on, "we are so sure of QuickAir and we look forward to a rave review of the product by global aviation experts. Having been a player in the aviation industry for a while, we are stepping forward to bridge a gap to ensure the continued survival of this sector for the benefit of operators and travelers."

"Our RoomStatus application is a cloud-based technology that requires no installation for usage. It is the first time that any travel tech firm anywhere in the world is going the extra mile of allowing customers the opportunity of picking their desired room ahead of arrival at the hotel. As a travel technology firm based in Nigeria, we are particularly excited to lead World Travel in a new direction. Welcome to RoomStatus - the future of hotelbooking. Ability to pick your desired hotelroom ahead of arrival is the way to go, and we are glad to lead the charge," he says.

The launching of the RoomStatus (formerly, FrontDesk Manager) in London will precede the release in the Nigerian market.

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