By Friday Nwosu
PHOTO CAPTION: L-R: George Argyropoulos, CEO Cruises International and Rep of Royal Caribbean Intl, MD Tour Brokers International, Mr. Olufemi Adefope, Chairman TBI
Tour Brokers International Nigeria(TBI), the largest tour operator in the country, has unveiled its branded Royal Caribbean Cruise Line office in Lagos.
Speaking at the unveiling of the new office in Lekki yesterday, Managing Director, TBI, Uloma Egbuna, said Nigerians, visitors and expatriates no longer need to book their cruises via USA nor UK, but can discuss their requirements in the comfort of TBI’s offices in upscale Lekki Phase 1.
She said the opening of the office was as a result of the firm’s excellent relationship with Cruises International and Royal Caribbean.
She stated that the firm which has been operational since 2002, is the largest professional tour operator in Nigeria, with offices in Abuja and Port Harcourt; Clients include Nigerian business and leisure travellers and expatriates residing in Nigeria.
“This is testimony to our excellent relationship with and support from Cruises International and Royal Caribbean’s faith in our company. TBI is blessed with a robust pedigree in customer management and satisfaction.’
‘We are delighted that clients will now have a one-stop cruise shop in Lagos, where our Cruise team, under the able direction of Funmi Olusola-Sanni, assures guests of a tailor-made cruise at the most competitive prices’. Said Mrs. Egbuna.”
“Directors and senior travel professionals who share a passion for international travel and have responded to the increased uptake of a cruising vacation by establishing a special Cruise Division. Clients benefit from TBI’s knowledge and purchase power offering a seamless experience at the best possible value.”
Uloma stated that TBI has been in the forefront of championing cruises as a holiday destination in Nigeria., adding that first-time cruisers as well as veterans of the seas are welcome to discover the best value holiday on the planet.
Also at the event CEO of Cruises International, Mr George Argyropoulos, said “This is a positive culmination of our almost 10 year working relationship with Cruises International South Africa. It is a reflection of TBI’s skillful management of the cruising option’.Our
company is the largest marketing and sales representatives of nine luxury brands in Southern Africa.”
TBI’s accolades include SAA CEO Award as Best agent in West, North and Central Africa, in the promotion of tourism to South African for five consecutive years from 2008 through 2012.
SAA Lagos Best Tour Operator award 2008 through 2012, Best Tour operator in Nigeria 2009 and 2010