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NANTA holds free training for travel agencies


The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agency (NANTA) has stated that it would be hosting nationwide training for International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Non-IATA registered travel agencies in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja at no cost.

Tagged as IATA EasyPay Workshop for IATA and Non-IATA Agents, President of the Association, Mr. Bankole Bernard, said the purpose of this workshop is to enlighten Travel Agents on the IATA EasyPay (IEP) plan.

“IATA EasyPay (IEP) is a new payment method that is globally available to all IATA accredited travel agents for the issuance of tickets through IATA’s Billing Settlement Plan (BSP). IATA EasyPay is a secure, pay-as-you-go solution. It is an electronic wallet and is available to agents to use alongside the other payment methods in the BSP.”

The association stated that it would not only use this opportunity to address certain issues and challenges it had been facing over the years but that it would also make use of this platform to put its house in order by encouraging unregistered NANTA agencies to come under the umbrella and thereby drastically reduce fraudulent practices in the travel market.

He added that the benefit of the workshop for the travel agencies is that the IEP provides a greater level of flexibility for agents.“The IEP will provide travel agents with more flexibility, it will also provide a failsafe, allowing travel agents to continue transacting in the BSP if they ever reach their Remittance Holding Capacity (RHC),” Bernard said.

The National Publicity Secretary for the association, Mr. Yinka Ladipo, disclosed that the workshop is scheduled to begin with the Port Harcourt Zone on September 10, 2019, at the Swiss Spirit Hotel, followed by the Abuja Zone on September 12, 2019, at Nicon Luxury Hotel and then the Lagos Zone on October 3, 2019, at the Lagos Continental Hotel.Meanwhile, the association has renewed its membership with the Universal Federation of Travel Agents Association (UFTAA) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


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