Africa: Olaniyi Olubunmi Balqees Wins Top 100 Tourism Personality in Nigeria Award


The Chief Executive Officer of Olabaf Travels and Tours, Mrs Olaniyi Balqees Olubunmi has been listed as one of the top 100 Tourism personalities in Nigeria.

Mrs Olaniyi runs a successful tour company based in Abuja.

She attended Molete Baptist Nursery Primary School in Ibadan and proceeded to Queen’s school Apata, Ibadan. She proceeded to St. Annes school, Molete, Ibadan where she obtained her Junior Level certificate, and later went to Wesley College of Science, Elekuro, Ibadan where she obtained her O’level certificate.

Olaniyi Blaqees obtained her 1st degree in Microbiology in 2005 from the University of Ilorin.

She has a professional Certificate (IATA) in Travel and Tourism from NIHOTOUR, Abuja in March 2014.

She also did some Professional Trainings in Travel and Hospitality, Tour Packages from Exodus Academy in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Olaniyi is currently undergoing IATA Consultancy programme.

After serving and gathering professional experience from Peacock Travels and Tours for 5 years, she resigned in 2013 and started her own Agencies, OLABAF Travels and Tours in 2014 which became fully established in 2015.

With Consistency, Focus and Determination she has scaled through different challenges.

She has attended Travel events and Programs both within and outside the country and been able to build professional relationships both within and outside the country.

Olaniyi is also a member of the following professional Associations in Nigeria:National Association of Nigeria Travel Agents (NANTA), and Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP). She is married and blessed with children.

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