By Samson Echenim
Business Travel Management Limited (BTM) says it has struck a partnership deal with business-to-business-for-employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, CWT, formerly known as Carlson Wagonlit Travel to offer efficient travel services using latest industry technology to its clients.
Olufemi Adefope, chairman, BTM Ltd in a statement said the new brand launch is sponsored by BTM partners, including Africa World Airlines, Air Cote d’Ivoire, Amadeus, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Radisson Blu, RwandAir Limited, South African Airways & Virgin Atlantic.
“The evolution of the travel industry is inevitable. With technology underpinning everyday life it is obvious that corporate travellers are going to want the same efficiencies in their Travel Programme that they get in their everyday life. Partnering with CWT in Nigeria allows our company to bring new travel technology and ideas to the table. This partnership allows Business Travel Management Limited to remain at the forefront of Travel Technology in the region” said Adefope.
She said benefits derived from representing the CWT brand in Nigeria include BTM’s ability to now deliver a global standard of service, travel technology and efficiencies, locally.
“The company continues to be the pace setter for travel technology in the region. BTM will now have the ability to provide enhanced customer advice and services without compromising on ethics. We will continue to operate in a developing market and improving industry standards with the support of a globally dominant partner with sustainable business methodology,” she said.
“Business Travel Management Limited is proud to Partner with CWT. There have been some very exciting changes within the global company that we are looking forward to being a part of. Our company has operated in the Managed Travel space for almost forty Years as a TMC (Travel Management Company). This is what we do best, efficient service delivery, innovative ideas and cutting-edge travel technology,” Adefope said.
Francisco Nunez, CWT’s vice president of Global Partners Network commented: “Nigeria has a rich cultural and economic heritage, especially in natural resources, and corporate travel is a key facilitator of industry here. With BTM, we would like to build on our long-standing reputation for successful travel delivery in the country, and want our brand to be as synonymous with corporate travel as Zuma Rock is with Nigeria.”
Amongst the long-term goals of the partnership between BTM and CWT is for Business Travel Management Ltd to encourage corporate brands in Nigeria to improve the efficiency of their travel programme and experience truly professional, open and honest travel services.