Travel Business Launches Platform

Africa’s premier travel platform, Travel Business, has berth the shores of the travel industry with the aim of elevating transportation and tourism reportage as well as provoking development through the use of modern technology.

Coming at a time when the travel industry is facing unprecedented challenges and an existential threat from the impact of COVID-19, Travel Business seems to be committed to ride out the storm through the provision of innovative support that will accelerate normalcy and engender economic recovery of the sector.

Owing to its philosophy that transportation is an inseparable driver of the economy while tourism had evolved from mere natural endowment to a colossal enterprise that encourages harmony and generates awesome revenue, Travel Business is set to change the narrative in Africa’s travel industry through her wealth of experience and the strong ties enjoyed with the industry’s captains.

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Speaking at the virtual launch at Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, the founder Remi Jibodu expressed confidence in the transformation of the travel industry in Africa into an economy hub where it will contribute substantially to the continent’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“Africa has the potential of creating a modern travel industry that will stimulate economic boom only if we change our orientation and philosophy of how a modern travel industry should be and embrace the new normal. This is the core of what Travel Business is bringing on board” Jibodu said.

On the recovery of the industry as a fallout of COVID-19, he said “the travel industry is the worst hit and such has created a domino effect on the ancillary industries whereby creating an estimated 100 Million job loss according to the World Travel and Tourism council (WTTC) of which Africa accounted for 7.6Million.

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“The industry is a significant catalyst  to the accelerated recovery and growth  of the global economy considering the 2020 WTTC report of   1 out of 10 global jobs been supported by the travel industry while 1 out of 4  of all global net new jobs created over the last five years were attributed to the Travel & Tourism sector”.

“What this means is that the survival of the travel industry is inevitable and that is where  comes in to provide that driving support that will guarantee stability of the industry in Africa and sustainable growth afterward”

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Travel Business has developed a platform that will serve as a rallying point for the travel ecosystem in Africa through the provision of information, travel advisory and modern technological tools that will propel development.

Wole Shadare