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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Lagos Guide for Business Travelers

The metropolitan city of Lagos is one of the busiest places in Nigeria, located in the western part of Nigeria. As a highly commercialized centre, it attracts lots of Nigerians and foreigners day by day. People often visit Lagos to take up short work contracts or seal business deals.
You should read further to discover some helpful tips I have put together to make your business trip a smooth one. Below are the very helpful tips for you.

·         Search for a hotel in Lagos
Before you embark on your business trip, the first thing you need to do is find a hotel in Lagos for your period of stay. There are various 3 star hotels in Lagos for budget travelers. These hotels provide the basic amenities you will need to make your stay convenient and memorable – even WIFI. If you find yourself in Lagos Island, then you should consider booking a stay at the prestigious Eko Hotel Lagos.
Better yet, give yourself a ‘bizvacay’ by lodging in one of the beach hotels in Lagos like Inagbe Resort, Vantage Beach Hotel and Resort or Epe Resort.

·         Find restaurants in Lagos
You can decide to use the room service offer or find local restaurants around. Intercontinental dishes are available at specific restaurants – like Yellow Chilli, Bungalow and many more – all around Lagos. Popular dishes like Rice, Seafood dishes, Chinese cuisines and local foods are available at these restaurants.
You can also try any of the Nigerian famous street foods like Boli (roasted plantain), roasted corn, akara (bean cake) or fried yam often sold by the road side. You may come to fall in love with these delicacies just like other visitors because of their mouth-watering aroma and taste.

·         Transportation in Lagos
As a busy place, the roads can be congested, which is why it is advisable to leave early for appointments. Taxis and commercial buses are available to convey you to and from your desired destination.
Play safe; do not take a ride in a private car or vehicles that are not stipulated for commercial use. Also give the driver a proper address and ensure they know where you are going, don’t fail to ask for directions, it can save you time and money, rather than end up at a wrong address.

·         Sightseeing in Lagos
After a long day of work, you may want to visit beautiful and fun places like the beach, cinema or club – there are numerous places you can unwind. Another plausible place to enjoy the evening is at a lounge where you can meet other people and possibly make new friends or clients.
You should also know that things are considered relatively a bit more expensive than other parts of Nigeria; you don’t want to be stranded, so take extra cash.

Some additional information you should know:
⦁ Currency spent in Lagos is the Nigerian Naira (NGN).
⦁ The Airport is located at Ikeja.

⦁ English is the Business language.

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