Nigeria: Travel Agents Can Earn Revenue Despite COVID-19, Says Operator

1 June 2020

The Chief Executive Officer of Free On Board (FOB) Global Logistics Limited, Mr. Jimmy Adebakin, has disclosed that travel agents could earn revenues while they wait for passenger's flights to resume globally.

Adebakin, in a statement he issued yesterday, said that collaboration with SABRE would help Nigerian travel agents to earn higher commissions on every client they introduced to FOB that requires freight services for imported goods and non-oil commodities' export from Nigeria.

"Travel agents will earn higher revenues and commissions as compared to revenues and commissions on hotel room sales, provision of airport protocol services (meet and greet services or selling airport business lounge services) because an average Nigerian businessman or woman travels internationally about three or four times a year but the same person imports goods every week from different parts of the world to Nigeria either by sea freight or airfreight.

"The collaboration between FOB, SABRE and travel agents means earning uncapped commissions now and even after the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity has created sustainable new source of revenue to travel agents.

"I thought about it that we should introduce freight forwarding services to travel agents since cargo aircraft are still operating to Nigeria and Nigerian seaports are still working," he said.

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