Posted by Sade Williams
Turkish Airlines, during the week, hosted its Nigerian passenger agencies in both Lagos and Abuja to a bowling tournament.
The bowling tournament, which took place at the Dome, Abuja and Twin Waters in Lagos, is designed to appreciate the passenger agencies and to provide a platform to bring the agencies together, ensuring that they build relationships outside the workplace.
The tournament also leverages the enjoyable competition of sports as a communication tool to develop team dynamics and celebrate the spirit of partnership and healthy competition. Nine agencies took part in the tournament in Lagos while ten agencies participated in Abuja.
Commenting on the tournament, Mr. Yunus Ozbek, General Manger, Turkish Airlines Lagos said, “We often focus on work and business, but fun and communication is important to build an environment where business can thrive, that is why Turkish Airlines organized this bowling tournament. It is heartwarming to see the Agencies engage in healthy competition and we sincerely appreciate all our travel agency partners that made this tournament both in Lagos and Abuja a success”.
On his part, Mr. Mehmet Asik, General Manager Turkish Airlines Abuja said, “healthy competition, fun and togetherness are some of the values that we are trying to achieve with this tournament. At Turkish Airlines, we aim to build a strong relationship with our agents and this bowling tournament provides an excellent platform to do that. We wish the winners a good contest in Istanbul”
At the end of the tournament, Quantum Travels emerged winner in Lagos while Touch Down Travels and Rewards Travel came 2ndand 3rdrespectively. In Abuja, Capstone Travels and Tours came 1st place while The Travel Place came 2nd and Eagle Travels came 3rd. the highest scoring team in Lagos and in Abuja will represent Nigeria at the grand final in Istanbul. Other participating agencies include Travel Start, Peacock Travels and Waka Now.
The Turkish Airlines Bowling Tournament started since 2012 and now in its eight year is taking place in 61 countries, across 127 destinations with approximately 1000 passenger agencies and 3000 players participating in the tournament. The winners from each city will be joining other winners from the 132 competing destinations to compete at the grand tournament in Istanbul.
The champion of the tournament will win a flight ticket and a vacation in Antalya while other agencies in the rank will enjoy other lovely surprises at Istanbul.