Wakanow to begin operations in UK

Wakanow to begin operations in UK
Tourism company, Wakanow, has concluded plans to formally begin commercial operations in the United Kingdom.

The Managing Director of the online company, Obinna Ekezie, says this is a part of its efforts for global expansion and in a bid to consolidate its foray into Europe.

The announcement is coming months after Wakanow unveiled DestinationsAfrica(R), a global booking platform that aggregates the best of African packaged holidays from over 23 countries on the continent.

According to a statement, Wakanow, which already operates commercial offices in Nigeria, Ghana and service outlets in Dubai and the UK, will open its office in the latter, showcasing a cutting-edge booking portal that will offer flights and hotel bookings and transfers/protocol services, for intra-Europe travel as well as for outbound travel into Africa. The office will make its debut in Surrey, London.

The MD adds that the UK booking portal will ride on the crest of Wakanow’s technologies to extend the traditional African warm welcome to millions of travellers looking for efficient and well-priced travel packages into and around Africa and Europe.

Ekezie adds that the new addition to the travel brand will allow the company to serve the European markets and demonstrate its capacity to compete favourably on the global stage. He explained that, currently, a good number of bookings on the Wakanow Nigeria booking portal come from the UK and other countries and it is therefore a natural progression for Wakanow to cater for this market.

“We are very delighted about the forthcoming launch of Wakanow UK, and this excitement stems from our conviction that this addition has the capacity to offer something different to the European market when it comes to travelling into Africa. Our protocol services into Africa are built on very strong relationships and will ensure our prospective customers to get the most hitch-free and hassle-free movement in and out of the continent,” he says.

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