Grand Express Tours Centre Opens, Eyes Domestic Tour Packages
GRAND Express Tours Centre (GETCentre), a travel management company has just opened its doors for business in the Opebi area of Lagos with the mission to offer professionally driven and customer service in order to promote Nigerian tourism to the global market.
The tour operating firm started out in 2007 as Touchdown Travels Limited (TTL) but was later rebranded in 2104 as GETCentre.
At the introductory cocktail event to formally welcome the rebranded firm to the market, the Managing Director, Bolaji Mustapha said, ‘‘the firm is strategically positioned in Lagos to offer customised tour and travel packages for business and leisure across the globe.’’
With international tourist arrivals growing at over 4 percent as 1.138 billion was recorded last year, she said it is time that Nigeria braces up to have her share of the global market.
She appealed to the government to pay more attention to the tourism sector by improving on infrastructure and creating the enabling environment for investors.
According to her, GETCentre is poised to lead the sub-sector, as it has always done in the past but with renewed vigour in ensuring that Nigeria is properly positioned to attract tourists and investors to the industry.
‘‘The target customers of GETCentre are high net worth individuals, telecoms, financial institutions, oil and gas personnel, federal ministries, departments, parastatals and other government agencies. These have constituted our clientele base in the market in the last seven years of operation,’’ said the managing director.
She added that, ‘‘its business objectives flow from an intense passion to deliver value-added business travel and tour services, which open up infinite possibilities for her clients’ success and satisfaction.’’
GETCentre’s offering, according to her, is tagged ‘Complete Tour Package’ and it entails tour travel packages for leisure like holiday/vacation, conference, exhibition and business clients across Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia and across the world.
Each all-in-one package comprises flight booking, hotel reservation, unique tours, transfers, Visa application and added values like sky diving, scuba diving, binge jump and boat cruise.’’
The vision of her company, Mustapha said is to be the best and biggest travel management company in Nigeria and Africa.