TRAVEL NOW – PAY LATER MAKES TRIPS TO THE FIFA WORLD CUP A REALITY
(Posted 11th April 2018)
As part of the comprehensive drive to significantly boost the capability of the Nigerian traveling public, Wakanow has designed a new travel payment scheme, ‘Travel Now Pay Later’ that would alleviate the strain of outright payment for travel packages on their customers by allowing them pay in convenient installments even after their travel date.
With a minimum down payment of 25%, intending travelers who wish to take advantage of the Wakanow Travel Now Paly Later Scheme can enjoy the flexibility and convenience of spreading the balance payment for their travel package for as long as 9 months even after their travel dates. The product offers Wakanow customers soft loans at a very marginal interest rate within a 24-hour turnaround time.
According to a statement by the Managing Director of Wakanow, Mr. Obinna Ekezie, these new offerings accentuate Wakanow’s commitment to boost the financial capacity of Nigerians to afford air travel and benefit from the innumerable benefits of travel and leisure. As a company with keen interest in sports, it was ideal to launch the product exclusively to encourage the live participation of Nigerian football lovers at the forthcoming World Cup.
“Generally, flights in Africa are far more expensive compared to what is obtainable in Europe and other advanced economies. The absence of open skies across Africa’s biggest economies and convoluted routes make travel cost expensive, inhibit trade and result in lower passenger demand. We believe that by making travel cheaper and more affordable, we will be empowering more Nigerians to afford air travel,” Mr Ekezie said.
The Wakanow Travel Now Pay Later scheme is designed in partnership with RenMoney.
Wakanow is Africa’s largest Online Travel Agency with commercial operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and the UK. The company is currently undertaking a large expansion project which will result in stronger footprint across Africa, the UK and USA. Wakanow currently processes over 15,000 bookings in Nigeria monthly as the demand for African travel continues to grow and has become one of Kenya’s leading online travel agencies.The Nairobi operation is led by Ms. Fifi Rurangwa and their offices are next to the Park Inn by Radisson in Westlands.