Travelstart, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines partner Nigeria’s Winter Olympics contingent

Africa’s largest online travel agency, Travelstart and aviation giant, KLM Royal Dutch Airline, will serve as “Official Travel Partners” of  Nigeria’s Winter Olympic contingent to the 2018 Winter Olympics, which is due to start in PyeongChang.

This was made known yesterday at a press conference in Lagos after Travelstart and KLM had signed a partnership agreement with the Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria (BSFN).

Both companies have partnered together to show their support for the achievement of the Nigerian team as well as their deep commitment to progress in Africa, Philip Akesson, Country Manager of Travelstart Nigeria said. “As Africa’s largest online travel agency, we are excited to use our resources and our partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to get the Nigerian Team to their first Winter Olympics. The team’s resilient, passion, go-getter attitude towards achieving their goals are admirable, and is a message that resonates deeply with our company values.”

Athletes, Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Simidele Adeagbo will represent Nigeria at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. This is the first time in history that Nigeria has made an appearance. The Winter Olympics are set to be held from the 9th to the 25th of February 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

History was made back in November 2017, when the trio of Seun Adigun  (Driver), Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga (brakemen) qualified  Nigeria, thus becoming the first African team (men or women) to  qualify in the Bobsled category. Also making a first appearance at the Winter Olympics is Simidele Adeagbo, who became the first African woman to qualify for the Skeleton category.

President of BSFN, Solomon Ogba, applauded Travelstart and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for identifying with the Federation.

“We salute Travelstart and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for identifying  with Nigeria’s Bobsled Team. It is a novel initiative to partner these history making Nigerians.

“The Federation is proud of this development and it can only get better. Be assured that our team is ready to achieve more in PyeongChang. We salute Nigerians for the support so far,” Ogba said in  a press release from the Federation made available to the media.

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