Managing finances has become a rather pertinent issue for many businesses at this time of recession. As a way of helping its customers achieve their objectives, British Airways, at the recently held On Business Breakfast Event 2016 which held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria, enlightened top business travellers on how to manage their travel budgets through the On Business Loyalty Programme, with the aim of helping them adjust their travelling plans, through the challenges of recession.
The British Airways On Business is a loyalty programme for savvy business travelers, and it is available through free membership. By registering, the On Business Loyalty Programme offers its members an option to choose either a discount on selected flights or to earn points as they book eligible American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and partner airline flights with a British Airways flight number.
Those in attendance at the Eko Hotel event include top business executives, CEOs and other stakeholders from diverse business sectors in Nigeria among which were Bolaji Balogun, the Chief Executive Officer, Chapel Hill Denham and John Woodruff, Deputy Director, Department for International Trade; who gave speeches respectively at the event. Kola Olayinka, British Airways Regional Commercial Manager at his opening speech said, “The event was about the attendees, their businesses and how to make it all better by taking advantage of On business loyalty programme to cleverly save and manage their travel budget especially now that Nigeria is going through tough times with the recession.”
According to the National Association of Nigeria travel Agency, NANTA, Nigerians spent over 5 billion dollars in 2015 on travel expenses. In 2016, the aviation industry has been affected by the recession and this has reduced travel expenses for business owners. With On Business, it is also very easy to manage your travel with a simple online tool. The online management information tool helps you keep track of your On Business travel including who is earning points and when. You can also redeem On business points against reward flights and upgrades. In addition to this, you can also earn personal Avios for the same flights.
Adetutu Otuyalo, British Airways Corporate Sales Manager, during her presentation said that, “On business was actually created for business owners who want to get more from traveling and now travel can be more rewarding.” Those that attended were given discounts off their next flights on British Airways. There was also a raffle draw with free Business Class ticket won by one of the guests at the event.
British Airways continues to appreciate their esteemed customers and will continue to offer unparalleled services that is suitable and advantageous to the Nigerian business community; On business, being a loyalty program that will continue to reward the savvy business traveller.