Tourism: Wakanow Nigeria Wins Africa Top 100 Tour Operators Award
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) to successfully aggregate the multiple service options of Flights, Hotels, Visa procument, packaged travel and more under one platform.
We have consistently raised the bar in stimulating growth in the travel landscape in Africa and in 2013 were awarded the honour of 5th fastest growing company in Nigeria at the All Nigeria 50 Awards organized by the All World Network and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The MD, Obinna Ekezie was also recently awarded the Entrepreneur of the year for 2015 at the ABLA Awards, organized by the CNBC.
With physical presence in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Ivory coast, Dubai, Ghana, US and the UK with a wide range of products that include Vacation packages, Hotel/flight booking, Specialized Travel packages, Visa procurements and more, Wakanow has consistently reinvented itself with a range of value added services that improve the all-round travel experience of her customers.
We have invested in an International travel SIM Card solution which we give as complimentary to all customers who book their international flights on the Wakanow portal free of any charge. The Wakanow Prepaid Card can also be used on other VISA accepted payment channels, worldwide. It comes with an exciting loyalty program that rewards the customer for any transactions made whether on the Wakanow portal or not.
The future for Wakanow is hinged around our intention to extend our footprint further into Africa to participate more extensively in intra Africa travel. We also intend to play on the international front, UK and US markets by offering packaged travel to select destinations in Africa.
Wakanow is the only travel management company in sub Saharan Africa to be certified by both MasterCard and Visa International.
We have recently acquired Oya.com, a local transport ticketing online agency and have since commenced specialized services for charter, car hire and cargo services to corporate and high-end clients.
Our products are targeted at individual/family travelers and Corporates. The product offerings differ in pricing and in personalized service delivery for Corporates.
Our offerings include: Hotel and Flight bookings; Tours and Transfers; International Travel Sim Card; Wakanow Prepaid Card; Corporate Travel Management; Meetings Incentives Conferences Exhibitions(MICE); VIP Services Visa Assistance and Protocol services; Vacation and Specialized Travel services; Pay Small Small Scheme; A Prepaid and A Prepaid Travel Card