GEO Travels and Tours has signed a partnership agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the official travel partner of the Nigeria National Team to the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Speaking to journalists about the agreement, the Head of Business, GEO Travels and Tours, Damilola Osikoya, said that the group is aligning with the NFF as part of its drive to make the teamâ€™s World Cup travel as easy as a phone call, noting that the group would adopt a flexible payment plan for Nigerians hoping to book now and pay on a later date.
She also stated that GEO Travels in partnership with Crenov8 (a leading Management and Digital consulting firm) will also be hosting two major events in 2018; the GEO celebrity crush easter Dubai Tour in the first quarter, which she noted that it is a celebrity tour aimed at promoting African pop culture in Dubai for fans and the public.
She added that there would be the Meet the Farmers Conference in the final quarter which is an annual conference focused on agriculture, which aims to connect large scale agro-commodity producers to buyers alike.
In his remarks, the President of NFF, Amaju Pinnick, stated that the partnership is very critical to the projection of the countryâ€™s World Cup plans because football without fans is no football, adding that there is need to get as much fans as possible to go to Russia.
Pinnick, who represented at the event by the Chairman League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko, said though it is a very complicated journey, but there are companies to rely on which can give the suitable travel arrangements required, in order to make it easy and encourage more people to travel.
He added: â€œThe more Nigerians we have in Russia, the better for us because the presence fans will help to boost the confidence of the players. The partnership is also strategic for us because beyond the world cup, in the future this type of arrangement will be able to create a system where we can create travel arrangement that runs around football.â€