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Wakanow Vs Travelstart Review: The Leading Online Travel Agencies In Nigeria

The role of a travel agency in Nigeria travel industry cannot be overemphasis. In Nigeria today, there is an increase in the use of online flight booking search engine to book flights. Planning for either domestic or foreign trip can be stressful; therefore, there is a need to hire a professional travel agent to handle your travel arrangement.Nigeria is the largest travel market in Africa to many Airline companies and there is an increase in the number of travel agencies that caters for different traveler’s needs.  The list of travel agencies in Nigeria is endless but there are few agencies that are outstanding both in terms of the services the render to their customer services and other things. Among the few outstanding travel agencies in Nigeria that stand out are TRAVELSTART and WAKANOW.

Nigeria is the largest travel market in Africa to many Airline companies and there is an increase in the number of travel agencies that caters for different traveler’s needs.  The list of travel agencies in Nigeria is endless but there are few agencies that are outstanding both in terms of the services the render to their customer services and other things. Among the few outstanding travel agencies in Nigeria that stand out are TRAVELSTART and WAKANOW.

Wakanow Vs Travelstart Review: The Leading Online Travel Agencies In Nigeria
Travelstart
TRAVELSTART Nigeria

The origin of Travelstart Nigeria can be traced to Sweden. The agency is own by a travel guru Stephen Ekberg and it is one of the largest travel agency in Northern Europe. Recently the travel agency partner with the biggest telecommunication network MTN to expand their business. Travelstart offers 3 major services ranging from:

  1. Online Flight Booking: Flight booking is one of the major services rendered by this agency. From your comfort zone, you can compare fare prices and make a booking without moving an inch. Travelstart has a platform called NextGen for other travel agents. You can also request for their API.
  1. Online Hotel Booking: Apart from the flight booking, another service offered by the agency is hotel booking. Their customers can now book hotel and flight at the same time.
  1. Car Rental: In addition to the hotel and flight booking the agency also offer car rental services at a cheaper and affordable rate.
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Wakanow Vs Travelstart Review: The Leading Online Travel Agencies In Nigeria
New Wakanow logo
WAKANOW

Wakanow is no doubt the leading online travel booking portal in Africa. The agency started in 2008 by formal NBA player Obinna Okezie. Since its inception, there is a steady and speedy increase. Unlike Travelstart, Wakanow offers five (5) major services.

  1. Hotel Booking: Gone were the days when people visit a particular destination to make a hotel booking. Nowadays, there is no need for such long journey. Within your home, you can book a hotel using Wakanow website.
  1. Flight Booking: Flight booking actually is the major services of Wakanow. Wakanow provides a platform that allows customers to book a flight and at the same time print their tickets instantly. Wakanow also has an affiliate program for other travel agents.
  1. Car rental: Wakanow is also offering car rental services both in Nigeria and Dubai.
  1. Visa Assistance: Every international traveler needs a visa. Wakanow took it upon them to assist their customers in getting a visa.
  1. Vacation package: Wakanow also package tours to top destinations which the sale to their customers.
Conclusion:

I wouldn’t like to say Wakanow is better or Travelstart is better. No! Both agencies are good in their own ways. I would advise you to study the agencies very well before doing business with them. Cheers.

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About Amadi Inya

Amadi Inya is a Travel writer, professional blogger, Travel Agent and social media enthusiast. His blog Sagetravels focuses on Promoting Nigeria Tourism and also share travel tips. Call/Whatsapp 08135146188 Email: inyaamadi@gmail.com

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