Travel Zone Ghana wins Virgin Atlantic’s Newcomers Award 2011

An emerging Ghanaian travel agency, Travel Zone Ghana Limited has won the Virgin Atlantic Newcomers Award for 2011 for increasing its revenue from the airline by 329% in one year.

The CEO of Travel Zone, Nana Ohenewaa Osei was also presented with a certificate for being one of Virgin Atlantic’s top trading partners in Ghana.

The Award was presented by the President of GLICO Group of Companies, Mr. Kwame Acheampong Kyei and it came with a plaque that had an inscription which read “most promising travel agency of the year.”

It also came with a citation which read in part “this agency (Travel Zone) established itself in less than 5 years to become a force to reckon with [and] has within one year increased its revenue on Virgin Atlantic’s trade platform by 329%.”

In the previous year, Travel Zone increased revenue on Virgin Atlantic Airlines (VAA) by only 40%, so the increase this year is very significant and the exact amount the company generated on VAA alone was GH¢109,458.17.

The citation said Travel Zone has shown exemplary professionalism in becoming a great ambassador for (VAA), and has also risen to become the only one of the new travel agency category whose revenue has fallen within VAA new silver band territory.

Nana Ohenewaa Osei said the award means a lot to Travel Zone, in that it shows, “VAA cherishes its short one and half years relationship with us and it also means we are being recognised as professionals who are making lasting contributions to the travel industry.”

She said Travel Zone has a team of four professionals who serve customers for all airlines which fly to Ghana from their A&C Square office at East Legon, adding that they even work with some other international airlines which do not fly to Ghana yet, and issue tickets for customers to fly on those airlines from and to any part of the world.

Nana Ohenewaa Osei said the travel industry in Ghana has improved, especially with the increase of airlines flying from Accra, but the fares are still quite high and “I think government can supervise the fixing of these fares so as to be attractive and affordable as compared to other African countries.”

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