South African Airways (SAA) Nigeria and One&Only Resort Le Saint Geran Mauritius have struck a partnership to woo Nigerian travel agencies to sell destination Mauritius in the country. SAA, a leading airline in the African continent and the One&Only Resort, a prime top-notch resort accommodation recently put together a 4 night Familiarization Trip to Mauritius for top selling travel agents in Nigeria.
The purpose of the Familiarization Trip is to acquaint the Nigerian Travel Agents with the famous leisure and hospitality offerings of Mauritius, particularly the exceptional natural luxury of the islands. SAA, winner of the SkyTrax Best Airline in Africa for 11th consecutive years offer daily overnight non-stop flights from Lagos to Johannesburg and a daily morning flight from Johannesburg to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport in Mauritius. The SAA flight from Johannesburg to Mauritius offers a convenient connection for passengers travelling from Lagos to experience the leisure wonders of the country.
One&Only Le Saint Geran, the topmost luxury hotel and resort brand in Mauritius, opened over 39 years ago in the region of Poste de Flacq. The resort has 163 luxurious rooms royally set in the island overlooking the Indian Ocean. The resort nestles peacefully in its own private peninsula on the northeast island coast of Mauritius, fringed by over a mile of white sand beaches. One&Only, a trademark of Kerzner International is a portfolio of distinctive and memorable resorts in the Bahamas, Dubai, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico and Cape Town.
According to Thobi Duma, SAA Nigeria Country Manager, the purpose of the Familiarization Trip is to expose Nigerians to the incredible warmth of destination Mauritius which is serviced daily from the Johannesburg hub of SAA. ‘South African Airways is giving Nigerians additional option to explore and enjoy Mauritius with our daily flight from Johannesburg, which provides perfect connectivity for the over-night flight from Lagos,’ Thobi stated. Rochelle van Rosenveldt, One&Only Resort Director of Sales for Africa, explains that the One&Only Resort Le Saint Geran famed for its age-long history of exceptional luxury is the perfect place to relax and unwind in Mauritius.
She said that, ‘there’s only one place to feel, experience, enjoy and get soaked in the unique charm and unequalled luxury of the Island of Mauritius – the One&Only Resort Le Saint Geran.’ The SAA and One&Only Familiarization team to Mauritius included Michael Otubu, Managing Director of BCD Travels Nigeria; Saleh Rabo, MD of AllStates Travels; Chike Osuagwu, MD of CGSK; Bankole Bernard, MD of Finchglow Travels; Bolaji Mustapha, MD of TTL Tours, Dada Oluwayomi, Tour Brokers International and Feyi of World N’ Traveland. Mauritius offer visa on arrival for Nigerian passport holders.
Culled from Thisday