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Nigeria’s online travel agency Wakanow.com officially launches in East Africa

Nigeria’s Wakanow, an online travel agency has officially launched in East Africa in a pan-African expansion drive to bring its innovative travel services to the travelers around the continent.

Speaking during the launch, Mr. Obinna Ekezie the Founder and Group Managing Director of Wakanow Ltd said, “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.”

“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”, added Mr. Ekezie.

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 is looking to expand aggressively in East Africa creating jobs and being a part of the discussions to open-up the skies for easy travel across Africa.

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