Katie Reynolds-Da Silva of The Event, Africa leading meetings industry magazine caught up with Wakanow’s Founder and Managing Director, Mr. Obinna Ekezie prior to the panel discussion at World Travel Market Africa 2016. The discussion, dealt with inter- and intra-regional trade and tourism, and the newly launched Destinations Africa, which is focused solely on African holidays.
Says Ekezie: “We’ve been able to consolidate different African destinations and it also comes with a travel show that will be showcased on Ebonylife TV on DStv. We expect to screen that across other markets like the UK, the US, etc. Our main objective is to showcase Africa in a different light. Most of the images about Africa have been about war and poverty and strife, but Africa has tremendous tourism destinations.”
He explains that it wasn’t easy to consolidate all the incredible tourism opportunities across the continent, but now that it’s been achieved, “we expect that it’s going to be a global site and people that are interested in coming to Africa would come and find it useful.” Wakanow offers a range of packages and through the Destinations Africa platform, they will also offer on-the-ground services, from pick-ups to activities. “We want to make sure that the experience for the customer is world class, and we provide this service end to end,” Ekezie says.
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