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BA, Emirates, Arik Celebrate Travellers on Valentine’s Day

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  • BA, Emirates, Arik Celebrate Travellers on Valentine’s Day

British Airways, Emirates, Arik Air and a host of other airlines are celebrating their clients with special offers to mark this year’s Valentine’s Day.

British Airways said it was offering reduced fares in its economy and business classes in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

The airline said the discounted fares were for customers travelling the Lagos – London route or the Abuja – London route.

British Airways Regional Manager for West Africa, Kola Olayinka, said in the spirit of the Valentine’s season, the airline planned to show appreciation to its customers hence the promotional fares.

“We want them to create new moment as they travel this season and spend time with their loved ones,” he said.

He said the promo fares were available for outbound travel between now and March 24, 2019, with a minimum stay of three days and maximum stay of 12 months, adding that the offer would end on February 28.

Emirates on the other hand, said it would be celebrating the season of love with its Nigerian customers on board and across its lounges worldwide on Valentine’s Day.

The airline said the celebrations would kick off in Emirates’ network of lounges, and climax on-board with a refreshed Valentine’s Day offering to create a memorable travel experience for customers.

It added, “Nigerian travellers who coincidentally are in Dubai on Valentine’s Day and planning to fly Emirates will be hosted to a treat at the Emirates first and business class lounges in Dubai from February 13 to 15.

“They will enjoy a Valentine’s champagne treat with the lively and generous notes of Moet and Chandon Rosé Imperial, a selection of Valentine’s inspired cakes and desserts. Emirates’ special pampering services in the lounges like the Timeless Spa and shoe shine services will also have special deals

“In the same vein, Nigerian travellers who will be present at the any of the Emirates’ network of 42 lounges worldwide between February 13 and 15 will benefit from Emirates’ chefs meals, one of which is the heart shaped culinary creations. The special selection of Valentine’s inspired desserts.”

According to the airline, while on-board the Emirates flight, the Nigerian customers will be treated to meals seasoned with a touch of romance to complement the regionally-inspired cuisine.

Domestic airline, Arik Air, said it was also availing customers the opportunity of celebrating this year’s Valentine with their loved ones by launching a special promotion where guests could save up to 50 per cent on companion tickets.

The airline stated that for travellers to enjoy the promotion, a couple would need to buy one economy class ticket and get 50 per cent discount on the second ticket.

“This promotional ticket is available across all Arik Air network. The Valentine promotion is available for sale from February 1 to 14, 2019 for travels throughout February 2019,” the airline said.

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Transcorp Hotels Expand into Marketplace, Launches Aura to Connect People, Hoteliers, Others

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Transcorp Hotels Plc, on Thursday, announced it has launched a new digital platform, Aura, through which people can book accommodation, restaurants and experiences.

Aura, Transcorp’s first in the alternative accommodation segment, is part of the company’s asset-light model, leveraging technology to deliver true hospitality, exciting experiences, and drive shareholder value.

It’s a new dawn in the hospitality industry! I am thrilled to introduce you to Aura by Transcorp, the digital platform we are using to connect people to quality accommodation, great food, and awesome experiences,” Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Hotels Plc. Dupe Olusola said.

For more than 30 years, Transcorp Hotels Plc has been at the forefront of creating a superior guest experience at our locations. Today, our commitment to innovation has offered us an opportunity to extend this beyond the hotel premises,” Olusola added.

The launch of Aura by Transcorp is one of the most significant developments in the company’s history as it seeks to transform the travel and tourism industry in Africa by focusing on three important components of travel, whether for leisure or business — where you stay, what you eat and how you spend your time. With its people-driven hospitality model, Aura is set to revolutionise travel and help remind Africans of our deep history of hospitality.

Speaking on the launch of Aura, Obong Idiong, Chief Executive Officer at Africa Prudential Plc, Aura’s technology partners, expressed his excitement. “Finding the right accommodation when you travel can be incredibly complex. Options available for the right prices are often limited, and travellers sometimes end up with accommodation that taints the travel experience. Transcorp Hotels Plc has been able to fix that with Aura and we are proud to be associated with them.”

To ensure topnotch user experience, we built a solution to drive digital transformation through the adoption of shared living spaces for the Aura business. With an advanced search algorithm powered by artificial intelligence, Aura determines the relevance of locations taking into consideration, the customers’ preferences and requirements to meet them at the point of their needs,” Idiong added.

Priscilla Adeboye, a travel enthusiast and early adopter of Aura, said the global pandemic has pushed international travel down her list. “But I still want to be able to take some time off work or spend a weekend away from home with the family. I have found incredible homes on Aura that meet my need for space and privacy.

 

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Siemens Energy Nigeria Appoints Seun Suleiman as Managing Director

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Seun Suleiman is the New Managing Director of Siemens Energy Nigeria

Mr. Seun Suleiman is the new managing director of Siemens Energy Nigeria, the company announced on Wednesday.

According to the statement released by the energy company, Suleiman will be responsible for the entire management of operations and decisions on business policies and corporate strategy.

Commenting on his appointment, Suleiman said, “It is an absolute honor to lead the business for Siemens Energy Nigeria and I look forward to delivering on the brand’s promise of excellence.

Suleiman joined Siemens Energy in 2014, bringing over 15 years’ experience and deep expertise in the private sector across Europe and West Africa.

The statement said, “He is an accomplished business strategist and success-driven leader with strong business acumen. Suleiman has also been a core member of the executive management team at Siemens Energy serving in roles as Sales Director West Africa – Service Distributed Generation Oil & Gas and Vice President Service & Digital.

“Prior to this, he also held various functional and managerial positions with ABB Ltd UK, ABBNG Nigeria, Schneider Electric Nigeria and Dresser-Rand Nigeria Ltd.

It added that Suleiman was experienced in establishing operational excellence with specific competence in the power, oil and gas sectors.

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FG Reopens Osubi Airport Warri for Daylight Operations

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FG Reopens Osubi Airport Warri for Daylight Operations

The Federal Government on Monday said the Osubi Airport in Warri has been reopened for daylight operations.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Siriki, disclosed this in a tweet.

The airport was closed in February 2020 over mismanagement and debt allegation involving aviation service providers and airport management.

However, Oberuakpefe Afe, a lawmaker representing Okpe/Sapeie/vaie federal constituency, recently moved a motion for the Federal Government through the ministry of aviation and relevant authorities to reopen the airport for flight operations.

On Monday, Hadi Siriki said “I have just approved the reopening of Osubi Airport Warri, for daylight operations in VFR conditions, subject to all procedures, practices and protocols, including COVID-19, strictly being observed. There will not be need for local approvals henceforth.

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