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5 Tips on a Work-Life-Travel Balance from Simi Odusanya of Eat.Tech.Travel

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5 Tips on a Work-Life-Travel Balance from Simi Odusanya of Eat.Tech.Travel

Simi Odunsanya describes herself as a Travel Junkie. As you would expect that would mean that she gets a lot of excitement and exhilaration from traveling. I’m sure a number of us could find ourselves fitting perfectly into this category. On a Twitter discussion with the hashtag #NigeriaTravelChat hosted by Sam Adeleke, Simi spoke on why she hasn’t quit her job to travel, essentially sharing tips on how she has been able to successfully balance her work, alongside her life, and the very time consuming globe trotting she does.

4. I would be sharing with you tips on how to manage your 9 – 5 job AND travel. #NigeriaTravelChat pic.twitter.com/H9BCW6VopQ

— Simi | EatTechTravel (@mosimi20) July 20, 2017

Simi started the chat off by saying that most importantly, you need to know and understand what the motivation for traveling is for you, and know what you are willing to sacrifice to achieve your work-life-travel balance. 

Her Number 1 Tip is Take Advantage of Public Holidays. She says “Short trips can be planned around those days, that way you can travel without using up your vacation days from work.” This actually is very true. Especially for holidays that spill in or out of a weekend, giving you almost 5 days free.

Number 2 Tip is to take advantage of traveling for work or business and utilize it by exploring the town or a nearby one, see places of interest, taste their food, and interact with their [...]

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Travelstart Nigeria: Timeout With Our Affiliates

Last month, (June 21) we hosted our first Affiliate conference at the luxurious Ibis Hotel Ikeja for Travelstart’s  formidable Affiliate members. While we don’t want to toot our own horn – we have to say, it went pretty well! Not only did we get great feedback from the Affiliates but also got featured in many top newspapers and online media in Nigeria; like BusinessDay, The Nation, Marketing Edge, Brandcrunch, Brand Com and more.

Travelstart Nigeria affiliates forum 2017 – (L-R) Philip Akesson, Uchenna Innocent, Bukky Olowude, Azeez Alimi,Jones Chukwumah, Yvonne Owodo Oni

Travelstart’s Affiliate programme offers lifestyle bloggers, established travel agencies and aspiring (travel) website owners the opportunity to sell flight tickets in partnership with Travelstart. The programme allow our partners to be creative and focus on getting customers to purchase flight tickets from their website while the affiliate builds their business and strengthens their brand through the affiliation with Travelstart. Becoming an affiliate  provides website owners an opportunity to make more money for their businesses!

Cross section of Affiliates at the 1st Travelstart Affiliate Forum.

The Travelstart Affiliate Forum was introduced as part of our marketing initiatives to continue to build and foster our relationship with affiliates as well as educate and enlighten them on relevant topics. The [...]

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5 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Lagos

The Nigerian weather is unpredictable and as such one should always be prepared at all times. Switching from bright blue skies to heavy showers the next minute, what we think will be a sunny day ends up becoming a day filled with rain. It can be a struggle on these days to keep yourself bright, cheerful and entertained. Not to worry we have come up with some top things you can do on a rainy day in Lagos. You definitely know that you can’t control or escape the weather. You just have to deal with the thunder when it decides to clap. It’s raining, it is pouring, your day feels really boring, below is a list of 5 things to do on a rainy day in Lagos:

Book a hotel room

Yes, you read that right. As awkward as this may sound, it is one of the best ways to keep yourself entertained on a rainy day. There is nothing more interesting than spending a rainy day in the luxury and comforts of staying at your “home away from home”. If you stay on the island and do not want to deal with the trauma of flooding in your area, then why not check in to a hotel with your family until the flooding is over. The best thing is to book a hotel far from your neighborhood in order to enjoy the “day-cation”. Most hotels in Ikeja provide a good hideout from the usual torrential rainfall we experience in Lagos.

Watch movies

Another interesting thing to do on a rainy day in Lagos is to watch movies. Either at the cinema, the hotel room, the local restaurant or at the [...]

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