Travel agents in Nigeria, under the auspices of the the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA, have called on the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop banks from selling airlines’ tickets online to their customers.
According to the travel agents, this action by the banks violates the rules guiding airlines ticket sales.
The National President, National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, Aminu Agoha, who made the call, on Wednesday, June 24, in Lagos, said the banks were selling air tickets illegally.
Agoha said that any bank wishing to sell air tickets should obtain relevant regulatory trainings and approval from International Air Travel Association (IATA) and register with NANTA before doing so.
While urging the Apex Bank to stop the commercial banks from further sales of air ticket,Agoha stated that the action of the banks poses great danger to the survival of travel agents in the country.