“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times”
How often do you travel?
Most Nigerians I know love to travel.
We all love to go see that place we’ve never been before. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes, it’s messy and uncomfortable, but above all, the experience and adventure is almost always worth it.
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It’s the freedom of it all, you’re not fixed in one location like a rock, you’re as free as you’ll ever be (even though it can be unnecessarily expensive).
No wonder people want to be able to work from anywhere in the world.
Take me for example:
As a copywriter and a content creator;
I can work on my kitchen table, under a coconut tree, I can work from a hotel, an ogogoro joint, an uncompleted building, a coffee shop, a farm, a fast-food, an ashawo joint, a desert, a fishpond (not my finest option, I’m very sensitive to extreme measures of contact with Pisces)….
But you get the point –if there’s some place I’d love to travel to, the only thing that can stop me is the only thing that can’t stop me –work!
Does that sound like something you’d love?
Pay careful attention, to have that kind of freedom, you have to earn your bones, you have to pay the price, you have to work like crazy and…
You Can’t Afford to be simple minded!
Anyway, the best travel agencies should be available to you 24/7/365 (twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year).
The best travel agencies should be able to offer high quality (and affordable services) and should have an impeccable customer support that ensures everything runs smoothly for clients and customers.
And above all, these agencies should be able to offer you free travel tickets to Europe at least 3 times a year.
–if you honestly believe the last criteria, you should probably set up your own travel agency, run it for two years, and come back here to tell me how all those free tickets brought in tons of money for your business.
All right you pleasure seeking adventurer, let’s light this candle.
In no particular order, the 14 most popular travel agencies in Nigeria –at the time of this conversation…
Africa’s leading, full-service online travel company.
I honestly don’t believe there’s a travel agency in Nigeria more popular than Wakanow –I stand to be corrected though, but all the facts, reviews and research results score them very high, and put the odds firmly in their favour.
Wakanow is arguably the number one destination for visa assistance, flight booking assistance, holiday packages, airport transfers, prepaid travel and so on.
The wakanow.com web portal enables customers research, plan and book both domestic and international flights from wherever they are. –not that other top agencies don’t do it, but the pioneering travel agency just seems to do it better than anyone else.
Wakanow currently has offices in Dubai, US, UK, Ghana, Kenya, my living room etc.
- Vacation packages
- Visa application assistance
- All-inclusive travel deals
- Prepaid travel
- Airport transfers
Phone: 07009252669, 07030095727.
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Prides itself as the most affordable travel agency in Nigeria and Africa.
Ridiculously cheap flights, and a simple booking system that saves you time, money, and a lot of avoidable stress.
Travelstart integrates with global airline distribution systems like Travelfusion and the Global Amadeus flights database which puts the inventory and pricing of hundreds of local and international airlines at your finger times.
The Swedish travel company set up shop in Nigeria back in 2012, and has since become one of the prominent players in Nigeria’s travel and tour sector.
Travelstart has operations in South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Qatar, Turkey, Bahrain, UAE and Kenya.
- Hotel listings
- Traveller’s guide
- Flight deals
- Medical cancellation refund
- Flexible travel dates
- Airline liquidation protection
- Lost baggage protection
- International travel insurance
- Aviation accident benefit
- Lounge voucher
- Comprehensive travel insurance
- Car rentals.
- Personalized assistance
You can look them up via www.travelstart.com
Phone: +2348092373201, +23412771346-50.
Started operations as an offline travel agency before launching its online platform. As at November 2015, they had generated more than half a million dollars in revenue.
Travelbeta has a 95% success rate visa advisory service to destinations like Dubai, London, Cape Town, etc.
Also, Travelbeta provides booking to over 300,000 hotels around the world, flights to 900 destinations.
Through aggressive marketing and product development, Travelbeta is fast becoming one of the more popular travel agencies in Nigeria.
- Airport pickups
- Corporate packages
- Trip packages
- International telephone services
Phone: 07001110111, 08170003419 (WhatsApp).
A DIY online lifestyle and travel agency company that has experienced a steady rise in Nigeria’s travel and tour industry.
Like any sensible travel agency, flyboku has a fantastic team of dedicated experts who specialize in tour packages, flight bookings, hotel bookings, protocol services and visa assistance.
- Travel insurance
- Tour packages
- Vacation packages
- Car hire
Speaking of tours, their tour packages might interest you
- Africa Cup of Nations Egypt.
- Half day city tour (Egypt)
- Coachella 2019
- Dubai Easter tours
- La Campagne Tropicana
You can learn more at: www.flyboku.com
5. Mayfair Travel Nigeria Limited.
Travel arrangement services include:
- Travel consultation
- Itinerary planning
- Info on airline policies
- Prepaid ticket advice
- Airline service promotions
- Facilitation of ticket refunds
- Special request –meals, wheelchairs etc
- Reservations on IATA airlines around the globe.
And so on.
Phone: +23417747777, +23417752277, +2341776990.
6. Business Travel Management Limited
As the name suggests, this renowned travel agency specializes in providing strategic travel solutions for businesses.
BTM happens to have an impressive cabinet of world travel awards.
- Nigeria’s leading travel management company (2015 -2018)
No doubt they’re totally committed to value-driven services and effective travel management solutions for businesses.
- Visa assistance and consultation
- Executive jet charter and flight clearance service
- Security and escort services
- Destination management
- Airport transfers and ground transportation (on a global scale)
- Hotel and care hire
- Travel consultation and advice
- Meet and greet services
And so on…
Acknowledged experts, alternated class.
That is all.
7. Tour Brokers International
What you get on cruises with Tour brokers:
- No hidden extras
- Utter luxury
- Endless choices
- No traveling hassles –guaranteed!
8. Airgate Travel and Tours Limited
Why book with Airgate?
- You can mix and match departing and return cheap tickets on different airlines
- You can book flexi tickets
- Multiple payment options
- Travel insurance
- Car rentals and vehicle hire options
- Hotel reservations
- Custom holiday packages
Etcetera. Etcetera. Etcetera!
Airgate prides itself as a one-stop online travel shop.
I think the whole idea is to reduce the common hassles of traveling, help customers spend less time planning and more time enjoying holidays and adventures –which can be dramatically short.
9. Touchdown Travels Limited
There’s a number of very fascinating features you’ll notice the first time you visit www.touchdowntravels.net and here’s a few of them…
- A live WhatsApp chat icon pops up (with the face of the customer support personnel you’re chatting with)
If you understand a little about marketing, you’ll agree with me that this immediately creates an impression of very effective and superior customer service and that’s the sort of thing (amongst others) that wins customer loyalty.
- A live chart of destinations, airlines, hotels, and countries
And so on.
I think that’s amazing because you have a wide range of options and you almost immediately know what fits in your budget and what doesn’t.
- Cancellation and refund assistance
- Premium service packages
- Meet and greet
- Specialized services (not sure what this means but it probably implies they could hook you up with a hot mistress when you book your hotel reservation.)
I’m not sure.
I’M NOT SURE!
But you can always reach out and find out from them.
Phone: +2348051821845, +2348084716218.
10. Finchglow Travels
How would you like insider recommendations on how to get around a destination you’ve never been to before?
That’s how things are done at Finchglow.
From the team of widely published and incredibly travel savvy writers, you are matched with an authority on your destination.
Let’s say you’re on a vacation to Istanbul for example, you’ll be getting pretty nice recommendations from someone who knows the nooks and crannies of that great Turkish city.
They also offer some of the lowest fare deals across all airlines. And you also get the best available rates.
- Virgin Airlines
- Royal Air Maroc
- British Airlines
- Air Cote d Voire
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Kenya Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- Arik Air
Maybe they can help you find your dream vacation at a specially priced package.
11. Aeroport Travels and Tours
Travel services of the highest quality –at least that’s what their website says.
- Tour/corporate packages
- Visa advisory
- Protocol services
- Travel insurance, aviation trainings
- Flight ticket(s)
- Hotel accommodation
- Featured holiday destinations
Phone: 09026856583, 07082299989.
12. Dip Tour Travel Agency
- Special tours
- Tour packages across Africa, Europe, Asia, North and South America.
- Travel sim cards
- Car rentals and so on
Phone: +2347046226590, +2347016633550, +2348170592433 (WhatsApp -24-hours)
13. Pier One Explorer Travel and Tours
Bespoke travel experiences for both the leisure and business traveler.
- Airport check in/Transfer
- Tours and vacation packages
- Visa assistance
- Air charter and various logistics
Couldn’t find their E-mail and phone contact, but if you’re in Lagos and you have fuel in your car, you can drive to the address below:
44, Ogunlana drive, Surulere, Lagos.
14. Jolie Global Travel and Tours Limited
Unwavering commitment to quality services.
- Flight ticketing
- Immigration consultancy
- Language translation
- Airport pickups
- Visa and immigration assistance
- Hotel reservations
- Foreign exchange (this should interest you)
Phone: +2348033412707, +2348033 (it’s the same number actually).
Did you know?
That it is 1000% possible to fly out of Nigeria and….
Not post pictures from the airport on your Facebook wall?
To travel is to live.
Trips are often short, and whether it’s Bangkok or Sun City or South Sudan, I urge you to make the best of it.
Because, the truth is….
You may never again have that privilege.
I hope you travel safe.
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