Nigeria’s online travel agency Wakanow on Monday (today) entered Kenya market in the wake of its African expansion drive making Nairobi its regional hub for the East African markets.
Analysts say this has placed the number travel agency in a strategic position to take it own slice of the pie of the East African Market.
Entering Kenya market comes just a few months after its announcement of its plan to have office in the East African market.
It will also be recalled that Wakanow launched its UK operation in March targeting mostly holiday travellers with customized travel packages. The one-stop shop for all travel services ranging from Hotel bookings to Flights, Visa Assistance, Holiday Packages, Airport Transfers, international Travel SIM, Protocol Services, prepaid Travel Card, a Loyalty program among others.
With this addition, the firm now has physical presence in six countries including Nigeria, UAE, Ghana, UK and US. It’s Kenyan office is on the Ground Floor of Viking House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands in Nairobi, Kenya.
Established in 2008, Wakanow has grown to become one of Africa’s leading travel booking portals and acquired bus ticketing firm Oya.com to help corporate and high-end clients improve their business travel by making planning, payment and travel simple, secure and convenient. In the UK, the firm says its working with major travel partners to offer UK travelers competitively priced flights and hotels deals to top destinations in Africa facilitated by DestinationsAfrica, its dedicated holiday package booking platform with over 23 major African destinations.
Wakanow’s entery replaces Travelstart which closed local operations in Kenya to leave Jumia Travel and Travel Creations as the only fully online travel agencies in Kenya. With Flights, Accommodation, Visa assistance, holiday packages, and Airport transportation, Wakanow is Africa’s biggest indigenous OTA making it possible for users to book all their domestic and international travel all from one platform beating Travelbeta and Travelfix.