1986

1986

The company was first established as Timbuktu Tours and was later changed to Kola Nut Travel & Tours in 1986. By June of 1986  Kola Nut Travel received appointments   from the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) and  the  International Travel Association of Travel Agents Network (IATAN) for the purpose of issuing both domestic and international airlines tickets.  The first airline ticket was issued in July of that same year.  The major focus was on groups traveling to a number of African countries, that included Kenya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Senegal, the Gambia. Somalia and Cote d' Ivoire.  In the early days there was no internet, fax machines or cell phones that were widely used.  All communication with Africa and later South America was through telex.  This was also the beginning of the deregulation of airlines and the entrance of the non refundable airline ticket.