According to Jonathan Cohen, the Director for retails at London’s Heathrow Airport, Nigerians are the biggest purchasers at the luxury and VIP arcade outlets, as reported by International Business Times recently.
London’s Heathrow is known as Europe’s busiest airport with the highest number of passengers logged. The luxury and VIP arcade outlets are specifically designated for high end and affluent clienteles travelling or transiting Great Britain.
“Heathrow’s VIP Service was originally designed for dignitaries such as heads of state but we recognised that the privacy and exclusivity that we offered is something that many passengers are looking for in their own lives,” according to Jonathan Cohen.
According to International Business Times, affluent Nigerians can spent up to an average of 1,059 pound sterling per visit to the outlets while the poorest Nigerian live on 1.50 pound sterling per day.
“The Personal Shopping service is incredibly successful at Heathrow, especially with our international passengers. The service started in October 2013 with a five-member team and just over a year on, we have grown to 15 members who are on hand from the first to the last flight and offer assistance in 38 languages,” Coen added.