Travel agencies seek passage of NANTA Act
The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has called for the passage of the NANTA Act into law.
National president of the association, Alhaji Aminu Agoha, made the call at the 38th Annual General Meeting of the association in Abuja.
He said the focal point of the Act was to give a legal backing to the association, opportunity to challenge obnoxious rules from airlines, and make them safe and secure whether they are dealing with passengers, government or airlines.
“As it is now, it is a free for all market, they bring all types of rules in terms of commission regimes, among others, but with the Act we will streamline everything such that any airline that goes contrary to the law will have some sanctions spelled out,” he said.
Agoha urged Nigerians to know more about the various tourist sites in the country , before marketing them to foreigners, adding that several Nigerians from the northern part of the country, for instance, do not know about tourist sites in the southern part and vice versa.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal while commending the contribution of the association to the economy, promised to work towards the speedy passage of the NANTA ACT once it is presented in the House.
National Publicity Secretary of NANTA and Chairman, Annual General Meeting Organising Committee, Ngozi Ngoka, advised members of the public to deal with only NANTA members, saying they are recognised as the real travel agents and registered with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).