NIGERIA’S ICT AWARDS 2017 HONOUR WAKANOW
(Posted 25th May 2017)
Nigeria’s first online travel company, Wakanow, has again reaffirmed its position as Nigeria’s most preferred booking portal following its recent recognition as Travelers’ Portal of the Year during the Beacon of ICT Awards held in Lagos.
According to Nigeria Communications Week, organizers of the annual awards, Wakanow was voted the travel portal of choice by over 1.3 million readers through an online poll conducted by the magazine, spanning over a period of five months. By virtue of the win, Wakanow also made history by becoming the first online travel company to win the award for the second year in a row.
Communications Week noted that Wakanow won the award on the basis of its innovative utilization and application of cutting-edge technology for making travel booking seamless, transparent and more affordable.
It added that Wakanow emerged the Travelers’ Portal of the Year owing largely to its highly sophisticated technology that complements her robust product offerings and customer-centric solutions, which continue to endear the brand to its teeming customers.
As one of the fastest growing online travel companies in Africa, the magazine said, ‘The votes are testament to your talents, innovations, contributions and commitment to the growth of the information and communication technology in Nigeria, and we are happy that Nigerians have recognized your hard work and dedication towards the development of the sector‘.
Speaking on the award, Chief Marketing Officer of Wakanow, Mrs. Victoria Onwubiko, said: ‘For us, the award not only demonstrates our leadership position in the Nigerian technology space, it also shows that we are an organization with an eye for the future. We will continue to leverage on technology to change the face of travel across Africa. For the past few months, we have been driving our global expansion rollout that has seen us establish firm footings in the UK, Kenya and other African countries slated to go live soon. We knew that we needed world-class technology to compete favorably in these new markets, and that is what we have done‘.
Wakanow is Africa’s leading online travel management portal with physical presence in the Nigeria, UAE, UK, the US and Ghana while also eying a presence in Eastern Africa where Ms. Fifi Rurangwa is presently heading the expansion drive. Leveraging heavily on technology and accelerated customer service models, Wakanow is rapidly changing the face of travel in Africa with bespoke solutions.