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South African Airways (SAA) has partnered Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, to promote domestic tourism and encourage travellers to experience Lagos and Nigeria in general.

While SAA from South Africa and beyond will fly in travellers, RadissonBlu Anchorage hotel Lagos will be providing accommodation and experiential Lagos experience that aims to unlock the leisure tourism potentials of the city.

SAA National Sales Manager, Kemi Leke-Bamtefa, said as part of 20th anniversary of South African Airways service to Nigeria, it was only imperative to also contribute to the tourism development of the country.

Leke-Bamtefa said: “We are excited to contribute our own quota in promoting Nigeria’s domestic tourism through this partnership with RadissonBlu, a reputable hospitality brand not only in Nigeria but globally.”

RadissonBlu Anchorage Hotel Lagos Director of Sales, Wellington Mpofu, said the partnership with SAA would afford the hotel the much-needed platform to overturn the notion that Nigeria is only meant for business tourism by showcasing the numerous leisure offerings of Lagos and beyond.

Nigeria travel trade are being galvanised to be the drivers of the SAA and RadissonBlu partnership. The travel trade will put together enticing domestic travel packages supported by SAA and RadissonBlu for travellers to enjoy unimaginable experiences.

In the same vein, South African Airways have supported the Institute of Directors Nigeria’s tourism and hospitality forum through sponsorship of the Institute’ s foremost event geared towards promoting tourism development in Nigeria.

At a discourse, ‘Domestic tourism a catalyst to the growth of Nigerian economy’ held in Lagos, lead speaker at the event, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce emphasised that security and infrastructure is needed to be fixed for tourism development in Nigeria.

In delivering his keynote speech, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said: “tackling the issue of insecurity and developing requisite infrastructure is very important in attracting either local or international tourists to Nigeria to explore the numerous leisure tourism activities abundantly spread across Nigeria.”


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