Travel in Nigeria has evolved to a great extent from a primitive traditional system to a more refined one, via the web. With travel logistics companies on the rise, people can now book and plan their travels at the comfort of their own homes without dreading the uncertainties and setbacks that are typical in a faulty travel system.
This article covers the top 5 Travel websites that Nigerians can count on when planning to book their next trip.
Wakanow emerged to take off the burdens on Nigerians who had to go through the grueling traditional means of travel. Being the first of its kind, the platform came to prominence during the 2010 World Cup where it was selected as one of the ticket sellers. Since then, Wakanow formerly Zeeptravel, has become a household name in the Nigerian travel sphere.
Founded by Obinna Okeke and Ralph Tamuno in 2008, Wakanow has expanded its services to countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Dubai, and Ghana.
Travel Start https://www.travelstart.com.ng/
Travel Start is a top-notch African travel booking website that was founded in Sweden in 1999 by Stephan Ekbergh. The website offers all kinds of booking services including flights, hotel bookings, car rentals, vacation packages, and other travel booking services. It presently operates in over 10 countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Bahrain, Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and many others.
Jumia Travel https://travel.jumia.com/
Jumia, which initially offered only online shopping services, has come a long way in diversifying its services in recent times. One of such services is Jumia Travel. Formerly Jovago, Jumia Travel is a one-stop service for hotel bookings. The Jumia Travel service operates in many countries across the African continent.
One of the newest players in the business of travel but also one of the fastest rising, Travelbeta has emerged to provide more travel options for the growing number of Nigerians across the country. Travelbeta was founded by Onyeka Akumah, Wole Ayorinde, and David Asuku, who transformed the company form an offline service to an online one in July 2015. With an impressive feat of closing a $2 million seed fund barely six weeks after it began operations, it is safe to say Travelbeta is on the right track.
Travelbay is aimed at providing flexible ways to make traveling cheaper for the average Nigerian. With Travelbay, customers can save for their dream travels and also receive support from family and friends for their travel expenses. The Travelbay idea was birthed by Yoma Victor and Nubi Kayode to help in planning and booking travels.