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Travelstart Scoops Two Africa Travel Awards

The Africa Travel Award held on the 31st of October, was awarded the “Best

Online Booking Platform in Africa” and “Top Travel Company in West Africa, 2016” in the

Akwaaba Africa Travellers Market event, owing to their exceptional online user experience and user-friendly platform.

According to Mrs. Rita Ikechi-Uko, the organiser: “We are passionate about catalysing change in the tourism and travel landscape in Africa. This new aspect will definitely be an eye-opener for many of the delegates and guest and will position Africa on the path of global relevance on most current information on that sector.”

In line with this, Philip Akesson the country manager of in Nigeria said; “I am happy that not only Nigeria but Africa as a whole has recognised the collective efforts of the

Travelstart Group in providing the easiest means of booking their flights on our platform and offering a great customer experience.”

The Akwaaba Africa Travel Market is an annual travel and tourism exhibition which has been held in Lagos since its inception in 2005 with an objective of transferring knowledge covering travel, hospitality and aviation sectors globally. It is a three-day event held at Eko Hotels & Suites Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. is a leading and one of the fastest-growing online travel agencies in Africa.

Since its establishment in Africa in 2006, it has been providing great travel deals, creating strategic means that will promote easy and convenient user experience on its website for its customers. expressed its gratitude to the organisers of the Akwaaba Africa Travel Market, and very importantly the voters with the promise that it will make the booking of flights on its platform simple and easy to access.

Finally, also guarantees that it will keep offering the cheapest airfares for multiple destinations across the world.

About Travelstart

Founded in 1999 in Sweden, Travelstart started up in South Africa in 2006 to focus on the

emerging market opportunity. Travelstart addresses complexities in the African travel market by

directly accessing local supply, solving language and currency problems as well as the diverse

plethora of payment methods. In addition to its technology platform which meets the need of

travel bookers on mobile and desktop devices, Travelstart prides itself on delivering an

exceptional service experience to its customers.

Travelstart provides travellers with real-time access to thousands of flights from all carriers and

serves 2 million monthly users in 16 countries. Travelstart has offices in Cape Town, Dubai,

Istanbul, Lagos, Cairo and Dar es Salaam.

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