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Let us look at some key travel agencies in Nigeria today. Travel agencies are more appreciated now that people have built connections in the travel industry. Having people who are more experienced and knowledgeable in the field makes one’s traveling experience very comfortable.

Travel agencies help to save time and cost, they also take care of other travel aspects that the traveler may not consider. Thus, it helps conserve a lot of people’s energy.

This article is about things many people do not know about travel agencies and how they can be of service to us.

Travel Agencies in Nigeria

Flight operation by one of the travel agencies in Nigeria

In no particular order, here’s a list of the top travel agencies in Nigeria, the services they provide, and how you can access them. These travel agencies are accredited by the National Travel Agencies (NANTA) and IATA.

  1. Wakanow

Looking for a company that can address your online booking services, then you might be looking for Wakanow. This is one of the top online travel agencies in Nigeria presently which offers a wide-range of affordable travel services on its portal, Wakanow.com. This company handles various travel aspects waging from flights to hotels, visa assistance, holiday packages, airport transfers, International travel SIM, prepaid travel cards, loyalty programs, and lots more.

They also offer multiple choices from travel Des, research plan, and booking of local and domestic travels from their homes and everywhere else. Wakanow have offices in  Dubai, the UK, and Kenya as well as physical centers in international airports for the benefits of their customers.

Their objective is to make payments, planning, and travel easy and satisfying for their customers by designing a world-class secure travel network run by skilled, customer-friendly, travel experts.

Head office address: Plot 8, Elegushi Beach Road, Ikate Roundabout, Lekki, Lagos

Call: 07028413705, 07030095727.

Website: https://www.wakanow.com

Email: info@wakanow.com

  1. Gadeshire Travels and Tours Limited

This travel agency aims to provide a wide range of effective and efficient travel and your services of esteemed value to customers worldwide. They mainly provide travels and tour consultation and tourism promotion services. Besides these, they into the organization and management of comprise global destination tours as well as the management of tour procedures. Gadeshire Travels and Tours Limited handles international as well as local travels and tours.

They create exciting holiday and vacation packages by purchasing grounds, hotels, attractions, and airfares that appeal to her esteemed travel customers. Their services include Honeymoon Vacation, Inbound/Outbound Group Tours, Medical Tourism, Educational Tours, and Student Excursion,  Sport Tourism, Aircraft Charter, Worldwide Hotel Reservation, Domestic and International Air Ticketing, and Lease Services, Holidays Packaging, Pilgrimage Tours, Cruises, Transfers, Conference/Delegate Sightseeing and Meetings, Incentives, Convention,  Official Visit and conference, Local and International Events.

Their operations cut across travels, tourism, and hospitality industry are enviable. Gadeshire Travels and Tours Limited is in partnership with global industries as well as various national tourism offices and tourism official bodies. They ensure unrivaled standards of service.

They offer well planned holiday packages that include city sightseeing and in-depth discoveries at every destination. This company provide the best vacation experience to clients.

Gadeshire Travels and Tours Limited consults in major foreign dialects, cultural activities, academic projects, major international conventions, expositions, events, and trade fairs. They also offer after-hours emergency contact services.

  • Contact address: 11 Atinuke Olabanji Street, Off John Olugbo Street, Off Obafemi Awolowo way, Ikeja, Lagos.
  • Other Address; 28, Covina Street, Sun City Estate Galadimawa District Abuja, (F.C.T) NIGERIA
  • Phone Numbers: 08053756464 / 08033734944
  • Website:www.gadeshire.com
  • E-MAIL: info@gadeshire.com
  1. Rewards Travels And Tours Limited

In the year 2000, Rewards Travels And Tours Limited was accredited by the International Air Transport Association. With branches and business outlets located in major cities in Nigeria this company is mainly interested in the provision of integrated tourism and technology services.

Beside Nigeria, the company is located in other countries of the world and is a major stakeholder in the global market. They are known to invest and compete strongly the world markets to provide world-class, topnotch and exquisite business alliance services.

Rewards Travels And Tours Limited is focused on providing travel consultancy services but go a step further to provide full travel and tourism management services as well as other allied aviation services developed to meet the needs of individuals and corporate institutions.

  • Contact address: 4 Bashiru Street, Opposite Lagos City Computer College, Off Medical Road, Ikeja, Lagos.
  • Website: http://www.rewardstravels.com/
  • Phone Numbers: 08057098294, 08057098293.
  • Email: salessupport@rewardstravels.com, info@rewardstravels.com.
  1. Empire Travel Services Ltd

Empire Travel Services Ltd is owned by a number of hotel organizations that specialize in hotel bookings all over the world. Some of these hotel groups include the Unitravel group, Accor hotels group, Marriot group, Booking.com, Travelodge group, Choice privilege, Grupo Transhotel, Javago.

They provide the best hotel services.

  • Contact Address: No. 3, Bompai Road, Opposite Central Hotel, Kano, Kano state.
  • Website: www.empiretravelkano.com.ng
  • Phone Numbers: (234)-8023091703, (234)-8185189311, (234)-8053281901.
  • Email Address: empiretravelkano@hotmail.com, empiretravelkano@yahoo.com.
  1. Business Travel Management Limited

This company, Business Travel Management Limited, is a part of the GHI Assets Ltd group. This group consists of big names like Emirates holidays, Sky logistically Ltd, Rwandair, and HRG Nigeria. It was established and accredited by the IATA in 1998. Business Travel Management Limited mainly assists in corporate service and extensive travel management. Besides, they plan and manage Logistics for business and provide corporate travel management services.

Business Travel Management Limited services include managing travel solutions for their clients both locally and globally. They provide travel services ranging from travel consultation and advice, meet and greet services, hotel and car hire services

Also, this company deals in visa assistance and consultation as well as leisure and tour destination operations. besides, they are into airport transfers, executive jet charters and flight clearance service. Finally, Business Travel Management Limited handles group travel management security, destination management, and many more.

  • Contact Address: 45, Oduduwa Way, Gra Ikeja Lagos
  • Website: http://btmlimited.net/
  • Email Address: info@btmlimited.net
  • Phone Number: + 234 1 2702690
  1. Ambassador Travels And Tours Limited

Ambassador Travels And Tours Limited is fitted with experienced professionals that have toured many countries to help clients enjoy their travel adventures. They provide outstanding and standard services to guarantee their clients have the best travel experience.

Their consultants provide travel experience based on personal visits to various parts of the world to help plan memorable vacations for their clients.

  • Contact Address: Suite 82, Hq NAF Shopping Plaza Legico Opp.Bonny Camp Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island Lagos
  • Website: https://www.myambassadortravel.com
  • Phone Numbers: 01-7302539, 08056681931
  1. Aeronat Travel And Resorts LTD

Aeronat Travel And Resorts LTD is a foremost travel and resort agency in Nigeria presently. They offer a wide range of definitive and exquisite travel services in the country. This agency offers a tour-operation service, in collaboration with tourism agencies. Their services are designed and packaged to suit the demands of the clients.

  • Contact address: Stanbic IBTC Bank House, 14 Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna.
  • Phone Numbers: +234 8086512499, +234 8036250513, +234 8072380600, +234 8035033626,
  • Website: http://www.aeronat.biz
  • Email: info@aeronat.biz, aeronatbookings@yahoo.com, aeronatravelsltd@gmail.com, aeronatravels@yahoo.com.
  1. Now Travel and Tours Limited

This agency was accredited by the IATA on 31st august, 2007. They offer standard and affordable travel management services.

They provide inexpensive and extraordinary tour destinations for people, households, and corporate bodies.

  • Contact Address: 6, Tombia Street Phase 2 Gra Port Harcourt.
  • Website: https://flynowtravels.com
  • Phone Numbers: 08063822152, 08182902621, 08034548245, 08183959047, 08137844319.
  1. MayFair Travel Nigeria Limited

This is one of the top Nigerian travel agencies. They offer a wide range of travel services to include the following:

  1. Promotion and sales of Airline and flight tickets.
  2. ticket refunds management and servicing
  3. frequent flyer programs
  4. planning of itinerary
  5. advice on prepaid ticket
  6. worldwide reservations of IATA airlines
  7. Travel consultations services
  • Contact Address: B1 LSDPC flats, 24 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Phone Numbers: + 234 1 776 9900, + 234 1 775 2277, + 234 1 774 7777, + 234 1 776 4688
  • Website: http://mayfairtravel.net/
  • Email: info@mayfairtravel.net
  1. Ashton & Dave travels and holidays limited

This agency is a professional travel, holiday, and Logistics services organization. Their services include travel, tour packaging, hotel, fleet management, and protocol services.

They provide best-in-class travel service and assistance to clients, specializing in business and leisure travel service management.

  • Address: 7 Saka Tinubu, 101001 Victoria Island
  • E-mail: info@ashtondavetravels.com
  • Phone number: 07044987104, 07044987102-10.

Feel free to let me know in the comments section if your favorite travel agency was or was not included in the list so that I may update this post with it.

Also, tell me why you feel it should or should not be in the list as well as what is intriguing or debasing about your choice/preferred travel agency in Nigeria.

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How To Start Keke NAPEP (Tri-Cycle) Business In Nigeria

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Mass Transportation by Tricycles popularly known as “Keke NAPEP” was introduced on November 6, 2002, by the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, as part of the government’s poverty alleviation programme called, “National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP)” in a 2001. Also, the introduction of “Keke NAPEP” was a strategy by the Government to meet the ever-increasing demands for public transportation in Nigeria.

Since its introduction, the Keke NAPEP has come become a source of income for many Nigerians. It also became a safer alternative to commercial motorbikes (Okada), which were banned in many places, and is used to convey people over short distances all over the country.

Most people in Nigeria prefer the commercial tricycles to Buses and Mini-buses because the commercial tricycles have the capacity to move into the nooks and crannies of a town faster and easier compared to Buses and Mini-buses.  For example, in 2008, the Lagos State government kicked off the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT), thinking that the transport needs of Lagosians will finally be met. The reality on ground is that that is far from it. The BRTs only reduced the problem of poor transportation by a small amount. This is so because the BRT only catered for major parts Lagos State, especially Mainland and Island routes.

If the BRTs only served those parts of Lagos, we might then ask, how will people living outside these areas fair? Knowing that low income and horrible traffic will prevent many people from getting their own vehicles, many are left with no choice but to use privately-owned commercial vehicles for movements within the city? Yes. Here is where Keke NAPEP comes to the rescue.

Some Nigerian graduates without jobs have wholeheartedly accepted riding Keke as a business. They use it to raise money for self and family and see riding keke as a better alternative to staying at home doing nothing. Also, Keke NAPEP business creates opportunities for lucrative investments and helps to lessen the burden of the poor transport network in the country presently. So, would you like to start Keke NAPEP business and make money like others? Below is a breakdown of the how-to of Keke NAPEP business.

Now, there are two parts to the Keke NAPEP riding business: either you ride it yourself or you lease it to a rider.

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Tricycle (keke NAPEP) conveying passengers to their destinations

Option 1: Leasing Your Tricycle to a Rider (Hire Purchase)

First, you have to get the Keke, register it and lease it out to a rider. See the breakdown of how this is done below.

Price of a new tricycle: ₦400,000

Registration with the Keke riders’ union: ₦5,000

The tricycle is leased at ₦720,000

Here, you will receive a weekly payment of ₦15,000 from the rider (or hire purchaser) for a period of 12 months, that is 48 weeks making it ₦15,000 x 48 = ₦720,000

Note that this is not a hard and fast rule: some terms and conditions may be applied in your situation and things may look a bit different with the hire purchaser you’re working with.

Registration with the NAPEP riders’ union allows you to enjoy some form of freedom, support and security.

Make sure that your hire purchaser is trustworthy, has a good track record and preferably has some referees under his belt.

Doubts have held some people back and stopped them from trying out this venture. If you want to test the waters, start with one tricycle. This will help you to know whether this business is something you can comfortably go into or not. However, the most lucrative thing to do is to buy as many as you can afford at the time because that will increase your remuneration in the long run. For example, if you lease five tricycles, you can expect up to ₦1,600,000 as returns in a year.

This price analysis and breakdown is based on the realities of Lagos State at this time.

Doing it Yourself

If you choose to ride the tricycle yourself, you will be very much impressed at the outcome. In a day, you can be making anything from ₦4,000-₦7,000, depending on the number of passengers you commute.

Apart from the ₦5,000 union registration fee, you’re also expected to pay between ₦500-₦1,000 daily (known as owo itaa). Part of this daily fee goes to the government’s coffers.

Tricycle maintenance is cheap, spare parts are readily available and fuel consumption is low. One thousand naira worth of fuel can take you a whole day if you have a good carburetor.

Always remember that maintenance is the key to a long-standing tricycle. So, maintain the vehicle regularly to lengthen is lifespan.

With ₦5,000 daily earnings while operating it yourself, you can easily earn ₦1.5 in a year (grossly calculated at ₦150,000 monthly) after expenses have been made.

After a year or more of doing this business, you can decide to continue, expand, or change your line of business.

Things to Note When Putting Your Tricycle for Hire Purchase

How soon you will receive your complete returns on the tricycle depends on the following factors:

  1. The status of the tricycle when you bought it. Was it new or second hand?
  2. Does your tricycle operate during the weekends? What is the money earned during those days for (maintenance money, etc.)?

How payments are made

  1. Hire purchase. In this method, the driver takes care of routine service, minor repairs, maintenance and fueling.
  2. Daily balance.

I will not advise you to lease your Keke NAPEP on daily balance.

There is no brother in business. Be wise and open your eyes.

Hire purchase is the preferred method of payment in the North and in most parts of the country. It is the best method of receiving returns for your tricycle(s).

In Niger and Katsina states for example, daily returns are between ₦2,000 and ₦3,000 for a new tricycle. For second hand tricycles, daily returns are negotiated, but in Niger State, ₦1,500-₦1,700/1,800 is the amount paid.

Note that these are just estimates based on the present realities.

In Lagos, riders pay between ₦2,000-₦3,500.

  1. Negotiated.
  2. Standard: paying double the price. This is most popular in the North for second hand tricycles.

That is all on Keke NAPEP and how to start and operate it successfully in Nigeria. I hope you learned from this? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about this.

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