NTDC Endorses Flyboku.com as Online Travel Portal


Chinedu Eze

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has endorsed flyboku.com as online travel portal.

Flyboku.com an online digital travel and tours management portal was recently launched for the Nigerian Tourism market.

The endorsement was done by the Director General of NTDC, Mrs. Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo at the launch of Flyboku.com and a certificate of endorsement has just been presented to the organisation.

Mbanefo described Flyboku.com as “a dynamic travel solution platform that provides accurate travel information for easy and affordable travel solutions worldwide.’’

According to a statement from the company, Flyboku .com is powered by Ashton and Dave Travels and Holidays Ltd, a travel management company with expertise in providing top notch travel and tours services.

 Ashton and Dave Travels was founded by Mr. Abiola Lawal and the company has been in the travel business for almost a decade offering top notch travel services to corporate organisations.

As an entrepreneur, Lawal said he has a passion for the travel industry and felt the industry needs to move with the rest of the world by offering seamless and more Do It Yourself (D.I.Y) travel services. This led to the Birth of flyboku.com.

“MR Boku is the digital travel agent character created as the face of Flyboku.com. The travel services that can be found on the portal include Flight reservations, Hotel reservations, Tour packages, Protocol services, Car hire services, Travel insurance, Visa consultation services and so The portal is for everyone that needs to travel: – from busy executives to an average customer looking for affordable travel packages. Flyboku empowers the travelling customers because we provide real time information from the best partners, both local and global airlines, Hotels etc’’, the Ashton and Dave CEO said.

Lawal  added: “The unique selling points of Flyboku.com are that it offers:   Best Prices for travel services ;our customers are the orbit of our world so we offer  unique Customer Service and After Sales Service; Convenience is also a selling point for the platform as  it’s easy to search, book and make payment all in the comfort of your home, office or wherever you are, The Distinct Focus on African Destinations as affordable African destination packages are always available on the platform.”

According to the Chairman, “Flyboku.com is also encouraging Africans to visit Africa with its Discover Africa campaign Travel packages to African destinations. This will encourage more ties between Nigerians and Africans and among Africans as a whole. Africans visiting, vacationing, and investing among Africans has a very positive impact on the GDP and the economies of African countries.’’

Dana Opens More Points of Sale in Accra

A Nigerian carrier, Dana Air, has introduced more point of sales and contact centres for customers in Accra aimed at ensuring accessibility and seamless process of ticket booking and payment.

The airline also said it is in talks with four more banks for its Book on Hold payment option.

Speaking on the development, Dana Air’s Accountable Manager, Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo, said the airline strategically opened the offices at Liberty Avenue Adabraka and Cornestone Arcarde, Mensah Woos Street, East Legon, based on the demands of its passengers and the need for the airline to have multiple payment options and outlets for guests.

Commenting further, Obi said: “Apart from Guarantee Trust Bank, Zenith Bank and United Bank for Africa; we are also in talks with Access Bank, Fidelity Bank, UMB and Barclays Bank for book on hold payments.  All our guests need to do is just to book their tickets on our website, www.flydanaair.com and then make payments at any of the listed banks within 12 hours’’

He urged frequent flyers to register for the airlines’ frequent flyer program – Dana Miles and take advantage of the multiple benefits that will follow and also expect more amazing packages in the months to come.

Only recently, Dana Air launched a promo tagged: “Show your loyalty’’ which entails guests to fly five times and get a free ticket on any of its route- Accra, Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Uyo.

The airline said it is reputed for its world-class in-flight service, superior on-time performance and innovative online products.