Wakanow Limited, Africa’s leading and Nigeria’s No.1 online travel company has formally launched its operations in East Africa. This move according to the company is aimed at bringing its innovative travel services to the regional traveler.
The exclusive launch event which was attended by key regional travel trade stakeholders including airlines, hotels, travel agents and representatives of tourism bodies also witnessed the unveiling of the localized wakanow.co.ke travel portal.
Speaking during the occasion, Mr. Obinna Ekezie the Founder and Group Managing Director of Wakanow Ltd stated that the East African market is and has always been a vital link in the African travel industry both as a vibrant inbound and outbound source of traffic.
“The strong partnerships Wakanow has had with Kenya over the years and the growth we have witnessed from this region is an indication enough that a local presence in Kenya is vital at this moment to take care of the East Africa market”, said Mr. Ekezie.
“I am particularly delighted at the prospect of bringing our travel expertise tailored for the African traveler to East Africa. From our humble beginnings in Nigeria eight years ago, we have become the best at what we do. Karibu and let’s grow the African travel industry together”, He added
As part of its services portfolio, Wakanow pioneered “Pay Small Small(PSS)” travel installment payment scheme which is a runaway success in its other markets.
Since its inception, Wakanow has been key in sending travelers to Kenya from Nigeria and Ghana and in 2015 they launched a booking portal called the destinationsafrica.com, totally dedicated to travel packages in and around Africa.
Besides its online presence, Wakanow has over 40 travel centers across West Africa, presence in nine African countries, Dubai, USA, UK and has been looking to expand aggressively in East Africa . The company has strong affiliations with hundreds of hotels, airlines and other service providers globally and has facilitated over 800,000 travel bookings since its launch in 2008.
Wakanow has also won many awards including the Tony Tony Elumelu’s fastest rising company awards, a host of travel industry Awards and more recently, the CNBC Business Leader of the Year award awarded to the Founder and Managing Director, Mr. Obinna Ekezie.
Featured Image: Mr. Obinna Ekezie Founder and Group Managing Director Wakanow