Last week in
Considering the import of the occasion, there was little fanfare last week at the
"We're launching a
In essence, through the automatic ticketing technology, agents can issue tickets to customers without having to get in touch with wakanow affiliate account managers to issue tickets. In practical terms, this means affiliates can do business say midmorning, weekends and anytime necessary immediately without input from wakanow. Obviously this helps to increase trade and service delivery to costumers.
"This is something we're very excited about, this is just the beginning of this product, it is something we're developing for the agents that are unable to meet the criteria for the
To qualify for the scheme, affiliates must be a registered Nigerian company in the travel business for a minimum of two years with a monthly turnover of N2million and a clean credit bureau record. Speaking on Union bank's offer, Executive Director, Commercial and Retail Banking,
Wooing New Agents Wakanow's Chief Marketing Officer,
"We understand that your travellers want to know where to go, what to do, how to get there and we're creating packages by the day to meet the needs of your costumers. We have a few packages available, which will also be on your affiliate portal at a discounted rate from what we give to the public," she continued, obviously wooing new agents to join the wakanow affiliate program. "There are dedicated teams working behind each of these packages to give you everything you need, so you don't have to come up with these ideas yourself. These include faith-based travel, school packages, wedding destination packages and more. We also do sports travel; racing, football, the Olympics, Commonwealth Games...
"What we have done is that all you have to do is sell a package. When it comes to the details; who picks them up when they get to their destination; who takes them to each tour activity; who makes sure they get breakfast, lunch and dinner, wakanow has done all of that for you.
We also provide the protocol to go with each of our group travel packages; we will have wakanow staff with each trip that we produce. "We're not just to giving you the technology and the money, but also what to sell to your clients. We're trying to do the work for you so that all you have to do is create the relationship with your costumers and come to us for the tools and products you need to sell," she reiterated. To conclude the event, Ekezie had a few more words as he encouraged the agents in the audience; "The more business we do, the more
"Nigerians pay for their travel with cash. In the
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