Grand Exploits Limited, a new travelling and training agency, has opened for business in Lagos. The formal opening of the office located at Pees Galleria Shopping Mall, on the highbrow Osborne Estate, Ikoyi was witnessed by customers and stakeholders in the travel industry.
Founder of Grand Exploits Travels Management company, Mrs Isoken Obi-Chukwu while speaking with Nairametrics at the event noted that she is out to change the narratives and perception in the travelling business. According to her, most travellers within the country do not have access to information on visas and locations to visit, noting that Grand Exploits will serve as a one-stop shop for travellers within and outside the country.
Mrs Obi-Chukwu further revealed that with her 13 years wealth of experience in the travel industry, her new outfit is set to correct the misconception about the travel industry which is largely dominated by quacks.
According to her:
“I am going to bring my wealth of experience, professionalism into the industry and see how we can help people ease their travelling stress”.
Noting that the travel industry is highly capital intensive and a serious business as it deals with offering services to the different segment of society.
According to her
“What helps a company to grow is the culture, training that helps how your brand is perceived in the market. When you build the culture for the business and staff that will transcend the founder.”
She also reveals plans to open a training and recruitment arm of the outfit soon. The training outfit will identify the needs of organisations and train manpower in the industry.
The Travel industry is on a fast rise to become one of Nigeria’s major contributors to the GDP and one of the largest employer of labour. The industry was directly responsible for 1.9% of the country’s total GDP and was predicted to rise by 2.9% by the end of 2018.