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Travelstart Nigeria and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Partners With the Nigerian Bobsled & Skeleton Federation for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Travelstart Nigeria and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Partners With the Nigerian Bobsled & Skeleton Federation for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Travelstart – one of Africa’s largest travel agency has signed an agreement with the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
An African travel agency to fly the Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton and Skeleton women teams from the country to the 2018 Olympics which will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The winter Olympics games will start from the 9th of February and run through to the 25th of February 2018.

This will be the first Bobsled race of the winter Olympics games the country will be participating in. Nigerian bobsled team will be represented by a team of three women athletes – Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Simidele Adeagbo.

The managers of both the Travelstart Nigeria, (a company that provides quality/cheap flights traveling services) and the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are really excited about supporting the Nigerian team to achieving their aims of winning gold at this winter Olympics.

“As the largest online travel agency in Africa, we are pleased to use our resources and our partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to bring the Nigerian team to its first Olympic Winter Games,” Akesson said.
“The attitude of resistance, passion, and commitment of the team towards the achievement of its objectives is admirable, and is a message that resonates deeply with the values of our company .”

The Nigerian Bobsled Team

The Nigerian Bobsled Team


The general manager of the KLM in France, Michael Colleau, is also excited about the support the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is offering the Nigerian female Bobsled race team. He believes that the ambition of the Nigerian team and their fighting spirit will probably distinguish them in the coming winter Olympics games. Speaking to CSN recently during the presentation of the travel package to the Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton women team in Lagos, he said “The Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton team is a group of young people who are innovative, dynamic, ambitious, innovative and resilient ,” Colleau spoke further about how pleased the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is to be able to fly the Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton women teams from the country to their dreams, “We are pleased to present a driving partnership with Travelstart today to take the team to South Korea to support their search for gold .
“At KLM we always look for ways to be innovative, we care about our customers and we are also interested in supporting the countries we fly to. ”

About The Bobsled Sport

Bobsled is a winter sport in which teams consisting of two to four players depending on player’s choice will make a timed run down a winding ice-track in a gravity-powered sled. The tracks are usually banked on both sides to prevent the gravity-powered sled from running off course. The timed runs are combined and an average is calculated to determine the winner of the race.

Originally, the Bobsled wasn’t a game, it was actually a means of transportation in places with all year round ice. It was designed in the earlier days by the adventurously wealthy citizens to transport passengers from one part of the town to the other. The first gravity-powered sleds were first built several years before the first racing tracks were actually designed in St. Moritz, Switzerland which marks the beginning of the sport. The game became really popular in the Olympics as it is filled with action-packed and passionate moments. Participants try to beat other competitors time by trying to make their gravity-powered sleds move faster along the ice track.

The Nigerian Bobsled And Skeleton Women Teams

The historic Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton women teams consisting of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Simidele Adeagbo are the first to represent the country in the winter Olympics games in the Bobsled sport. This was actually confirmed on the 24th of January 2018 when Travelstart and the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines signed an agreement to fly the team from the country to South Korea where the game will be held. The team will depart the country from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos through Amsterdam to Incheon International Airport in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. This will be historic as it will be the first time Nigeria will be making an appearance in the winter Olympics Bobsled games.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines founded in 1917 is probably one of the oldest scheduled airlines in the world still operating under its original name. The KLM Royal Dutch  Airlines is probably one of the best ways for one to gain access to all the economic Nations of the world today with its giant based on more than 200 aircraft. It has helped over 30 million customers reach their destinations safely and has moved more than 600,000 tons of cargos without any glitch. It enjoys a reputation for providing comfortable and affordable services to its customers and it 2016 alone it made more than €10 billion in revenues and employes more than 32,000 staff from its Amsterdam base.  The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines started its operation in Nigeria in 1947 operating scheduled flights into Kano. In order to open more doors to Nigerians it started operating scheduled flights from Amsterdam to Lagos in 1961 and though its route was once serviced by a DC – 4, today it is been serviced by an A 330 – 200.

TravelStart Nigeria

TravelStart Nigeria

Travelstart

Travelstart is Africa’s leading online travel agency with headquarters in Capetown and a local office in Lagos with more than 50 staff. Its blog is the winner of the Best Travel Blog Award at the Nigerian Tourism and Travel. Awards Travelstart was originally started in 1999 in Sweden by Stephan Ekbergh, nearly two decades after its inception in Sweden, it has spread to almost every nation in the continent through its dedication to its customers and offering of quality services. It has branches in Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Turkey and in many others. Travelstart opened its office for the first time in Nigeria in 2012 and since has expanded and now have more than fifty staff working in the office. Travelstart has one of the largest customers bases in the African online industry and boasts of access to more than 500 airlines flying to more than 10,000 destinations.


 

Updated: January 27, 2018 — 9:30 am

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