BTM Partners CWT, Unveils New Travel Management Brand in Lagos

Business Travel Management Limited (BTM) has proudly announced its partnership with CWT (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel), the business-to-business-for-employees (B2B4E) travel management platform.

With the recent partnership, the CWT brand aims to elevate the standard of travel management in Nigeria as BTM looks to bring further focus and cohesion to positively impact the continent, enhancing value and service delivery levels.

Business Travel Management Limited’s (BTM) predecessor travel management company started in 1979. In 1998, it joined a global travel group which evolved in 2006 to specialize in corporate travel and pushed the envelope for managed travel in the African region. Ever since BTM has developed quickly to earn a reputation as the ‘one-stop-shop’ for everything travel related in Nigeria.

Our core focus and strength being the provision of excellent corporate travel services to our clients, for over 20 years.  BTM has been ISO-certified since 2008.

The Management Team at BTM consists of the most experienced travel professionals, especially as the company is a member of the GHI Assets Group of companies (airline representatives and travel management specialists).

The travel business is now in its third generation with a staff strength of close to 200. BTM has operations in Nigeria and Angola.

By being the ambassador of the CWT brand in Nigeria, BTM is now even more able to deliver a global standard of service, travel technology and efficiency to our local customer base. The company continues to be the pacesetter for Travel technology in the region in which it covers.

BTM is able to provide enhanced customer advice and services without compromising on ethics. We will continue to operate in this developing market, improving industry standards with the support of a Globally Dominant Partner with a sustainable business model.

Many stakeholders have been giving their say on the partnership, CWT’s Vice President of Global Partners Network, Francisco Nunez said “Nigeria has a rich cultural and economic heritage, especially in natural resources, and corporate travel is a key facilitator of the industry here. With BTM, we would like to build on our long-standing reputation for successful travel delivery in the country, and want our brand to be as synonymous with corporate travel as Zuma Rock is with Nigeria”.

On the other hand, Lola Adefope, Managing Director of CWT in Nigeria (owned and operated by Business Travel Management Limited) gushed “Business Travel Management Limited is proud to Partner with CWT. There have been some very exciting changes within the global company that we are looking forward to being a part of. Our company has operated in the Managed Travel space for almost forty years as a TMC (Travel Management Company). This is what we do best, efficient service delivery, innovative ideas and cutting-edge travel technology”.

For Olufemi Adefope, Company Founder & Chairman of Business Travel Management Limited, “The evolution of the travel industry is inevitable. With technology underpinning everyday life, it is obvious that corporate travellers are going to want the same efficiencies in their travel programme that they get in their everyday life. Partnering with CWT in Nigeria allows our company to bring new travel technology and ideas to the table. This partnership allows us to remain at the forefront of Travel Technology here in Nigeria”.

Amongst the long-term goals of the partnership between BTM and CWT is for Business Travel Management Limited to encourage Corporate Brands in Nigeria to improve the efficiency of their travel programme and experience truly professional, open and honest travel services.

At an elaborate corporate event at the Civic Centre in Lagos on September 10th, 2019, the CWT brand was officially launched. It was also made public that the brand operates in Nigeria through Business Travel Management Limited.

After a welcome evening cocktail, and delightful entertainment the “Who’s Who” of Nigeria’s travel industry and corporate brands sat to dine and celebrated the evolution of service delivery in the corporate travel space as well as the new look and products from CWT.

The brand launch is sponsored by BTM partners; Africa World Airlines, Air Cote d’Ivoire, Amadeus, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Radisson Blu, RwandAir Limited, South African Airways & Virgin Atlantic.

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