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April 12, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa: Wakanow.com at WTM Africa 2016

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The Event Editor Katie Reynolds-Da Silva caught up with Wakanow.com‘s Founder and Managing Director Mr. Obinna Ekezie prior to their panel discussion at World Travel Market Africa 2016. The discussion, which dealt with inter- and intra-regional trade and tourism, took place at the CTICC yesterday afternoon. The online travel portal launched a new platform called DestinationsAfrica, which is focused solely on African holidays.


Says Ekezie: “We’ve been able to consolidate different African destinations and it also comes with a travel show that will be showcased on Ebonylife TV on DStv. We expect to screen that across other markets like the UK, the US, etc. Our main objective is to showcase Africa in a different light. Most of the images about Africa have been about war and poverty and strife, but Africa has tremendous tourism destinations.”

He explains that it wasn’t easy to consolidate all the incredible tourism opportunities across the continent, but now that it’s been achieved, “we expect that it’s going to be a global site and people that are interested in coming to Africa would come and find it useful.” Wakanow offers a range of packages and through the DestinationsAfrica platform, they will also offer on-the-ground services, from pick-ups to activities. “We want to make sure that the experience for the customer is world class, and we provide this service end to end,” Ekezie says.

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About www.wakanow.com and www.destinationsafrica.com

Wakanow.com is Nigeria’s first and leading online travel company that provides customers with everything they need to research, plan and purchase a trip locally and globally, including the cheapest available flights, hotel reservations, airport pickups, visa assistance, vacation packages, travel sim, prepaid cards and many other travel services. The company has since launched a dedicated portal for Africa travel, www.destinationsafrica.com.

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