Olubukola Iyanda’s company, 2402 Travels and Events Limited, was officially certified and open for business in 2020. Olubukola has been in the industry for over six years and is proud to now run a business that plans both private and group trips aiming to offer clients the best when it comes to discovering the beauty of life and travel.
“I call our travel community our ‘2402 Trip Stars’,” says Olubukola. “It has been an exciting journey so far, with zero regrets!”
Q&A with Olubukola Iyanda
How did the idea for your business come about?
From a passion for tourism and travel! I love nature and new discoveries – and the beauty it adds to life! The excitement that appears on people’s faces when touring new/old sites and traveling the world.
How did you come up with the name for your company?
From my birthday date! It’s the 24th of February!
Who is your ideal customer and why?
Someone who loves exploring places, meeting new people and enjoying great hospitality.
Why do you offer the very best experience/product for your customers?
Customer Satisfaction is a priority! The flexibility of choices and experience makes sense to both parties!
What is your greatest hope for your business?
To have a community of happy and satisfied travellers/tourists exploring the best places!
What has been the most satisfying achievement in your business?
We recently had a group trip from Lagos to Benin Republic in Dec 2021 for 4 days!
It was a mind-blowing road trip with about 30 tourists! Their feedback was incredible!
The trip was at an unbeatable rate with great experiences. Especially breakfast time, games night and aqua games moments.
We visited the Temple of Pythons as well as the Zinsou Foundation – with many funny and memorable moments along the way.
Oh, and I must tell you about the kayaking … our tourists laughed and had real fun! Watching them cruise around the city brought satisfaction and motivation! Can’t wait for 2022 trips!
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs who want to get into tourism?
Start already! If it’s your passion, you are on the right track and trust me … you won’t regret diving into tourism! There is a new, great experience every day! The world heals with tourism!
If you could have a do-over, what would you do differently?
Nothing! I love travel, I love tourism, and yes, I want to see the world with my community of Trip Stars!