Africa: Global Travel company Invest $40m in Wakanow a Nigerian online Travel Agency

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Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group today announced that it has agreed to invest $40m in Wakanow.com Limited (Wakanow), an online travel agency focused on West and East Africa, with principal operations in Nigeria. Equity came from Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan Africa fund and further financial details were not disclosed. Founded in 2009 in Nigeria, Wakanow is one of West Africa’s […]

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Tourism: Wakanow Nigeria Wins Africa Top 100 Tour Operators Award

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Wakanow Nigeria has emerged winner of the African Top 100 Tour Operators award. Wakanow is one of the fastest growing online businesses in Nigeria and in the 8 years of its existence, has become the foremost travel booking portal for travellers throughout the country. Wakanow changed the face of travel in Nigeria by becoming the first OTA (Online travel agency) […]

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Travel Africa: Wakanow extends operations to UK

As part of her efforts for global expansion and in a bid to consolidate its foray into Europe, Wakanow

As part of her efforts for global expansion and in a bid to consolidate its foray into Europe, Wakanow, one of Africa’s leading online travel company, has announced plans to formally launch commercial operations in the UK. The announcement is coming barely months after it launched Destinations Africa, a global booking platform that aggregates the best of African packaged holidays […]

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Africa: Wakanow Founder Named Travel Man of the Year

Wakanow Founder Named Travel Man of the Year

Wakanow Founder Named Travel Man of the Year Founder and Group Managing Director of Wakanow, Mr. Obinna Ekezie has been named Travel Man of the Year at the 2016 ATQ Travel Personality awards scheduled to hold in March this year. Organized by African Travel Quarterly, a member of the African Travel Media Group, in conjunction with Akwaaba Travel Market, this […]

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Tourism: SAT, Tripberry, Golden Tulip Hotels and De Edge Hotels Partners Port Harcourt Bantaba 2017

SAT, Tripberry, Golden Tulip Hotels and De Edge Hotels Partners Port Harcourt Bantaba 2017 South Africa Tourism Board, Tripberry.com, Golden Tulip Hotels and De Edge Hotels have all confirmed their partnership with Port Harcourt BANTABA 2017. SAT which has been in the forefront of championing and encouraging intra-African tourism among countries in the continent, will be partnering with Port Harcourt […]

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Africa: Gov. Ayade, Air Peace MD Onyema and Ekezie of Wakanow win Man of the Year Awards

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Gov. Ayade, Air Peace MD Onyema and Ekezie of Wakanow win Man of the Year Awards Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has won the Atqnews Tourism Man of the Year award for 2016, this is as the CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema also emerged the Aviation Man of the year while Mr. Obinna Ekezie, Managing Director […]

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Tourism:How South Africa Tourism celebrated the New CEO with a Soiree in Lagos

How South Africa Tourism celebrated the New CEO with a Soiree in Lagos By Friday Nwosu South African Tourism (SAT), recently held its Soiree with tourism operators and travel agents in West Africa with the aim of building on and strengthening the existing relationship between the organisation and operators. The event which had in attendance South African Tourism CEO Sisa […]

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Africa: Time to Eschew Politics In Nigeria’s Tourism Sector

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THERE is no doubt that at the moment, we are in search of our lost glory (if we’d had any at all) in the area of culture and tourism. And with the recent sack of Sally Mbanefo as Director General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Nigerian government must prove to us that it has turned a new leaf from […]

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Africa: Tourism Experts Who Could Be NTDC DG

A few days ago, the Federal Government relieved the Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Sally Mbanefo, of her duties. In essence, there will be a new person in charge of marketing Nigeria; the country’s unique natural endowments and its rich cultural heritage. Most visitors to Nigeria come for business with only a small percentage coming for leisure. […]

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