Osinbajo elated as Transcorp launches digital hospitality platform
Mr Osinbajo said the digital hospitality platform would provide an avenue for small businesses in the value chain to grow and help revive Nigeria’s hospitality industry in the aftermath of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
He said the “Aura’’ app was designed to connect people to quality accommodation, great food, and awesome experiences in several places.
“The advantages of this service are varied.
“Secondly, Transcorp helps to build other smaller hospitality businesses, and even those simply offering their apartments simply as short-let apartments, by recommending their accommodation to potential guests.
“This is great all around and will help revive the hospitality industry, especially since the downturn in the aftermath of COVID-19.”
He said that the app would enable one to put up one’s own property for letting, adding that there were terms and conditions one needed to meet for one’s property to be accepted.
The vice president commended the Transcorp team, including Mr Tony Elumelu, Group Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp, Mrs Owen Omogiafo and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Hotels, Mrs Dupe Olusola for designing such digital platform.
“Aura is an opportunity for us to diversify our economy, an opportunity to create jobs and employment, and to develop domestic tourism and leisure travel,” she said.
Other notable Nigerians at the event were Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abubakar Malami, Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.