BY Sade Williams/Business a.m.=[-0p
Lagos Aviation Academy, one of the fastest-growing aviation training centres in Nigeria, has been certified an Amadeus training partner, which licences it to train students on how to navigate the Amadeus reservation system.
The course is designed to help travel consultants learn how to make reservations on Amadeus, using graphical and cryptic commands.
“Gaining a better understanding of travel booking platforms such as Amadeus is essential to ensure smooth operations in a profession as complex as being a travel consultant or a travel manager, especially with the variation of airline policies. This is one of the many qualifications travel agencies should have. We have so many untrained travel consultants out there and we continue to strongly advocate the importance of aviation training and professionalism. Partnering with Amadeus enables us to offer an academic solution to improve comprehension of the Amadeus system.
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“It allows the users to be better informed and avoid unnecessary booking errors. It is an honour for us at Lagos Aviation Academy to have become a Certified Training Partner with Amadeus and currently the only one in Nigeria,” Bankole Bernard, academy director, Lagos Aviation Academy and chairman, Association of Aviation Training Organisations in Nigeria, noted
Amadeus is at the heart of the global travel industry. With its people, its technology and its innovation, Amadeus is dedicated to working with its customers and partners to power great journeys through technology. The company provides the technology that keeps the travel sector moving – from initial search to making a booking, from pricing to ticketing, from managing reservations to check-in and departure processes.
Amadeus works closely with all types of airlines, airports, rail companies, travel sellers and corporations, as well as partner companies beyond the travel industry to deliver better travel experiences for all.
Congratulating Lagos Aviation Academy on the success of the “Train the Trainer” exam taken by one of the Academy’s facilitators, Gilles Molesti, learning partners manager at Amadeus said: “I am delighted to inform you that Michael Ozoalor successfully passed the Amadeus Learning Partners Train The Trainer certification. This means that your school is now a Certified Partner.”
Chinasa Mbene, general manager, Lagos Aviation Academy, speaking on the benefits of the course to travel consultants, said: “Most travel companies use Amadeus to book flights, hotels, car hire and other services. The benefits of taking this training for our students include being able to secure good jobs in the industry, learning airline and airport codes, being able to communicate in travel terms with other travel professionals and much more. The Amadeus booking system is user-friendly, reliable, fast and trusted.
Lagos Aviation Academy is currently the only certified Amadeus Training Partner in Nigeria.