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Wakanow, Nigeria’s leading online travel agency has launched a partnership with FCMB to situate ‘travel desks’ within the bank’s branches to offer flight bookings, hotel bookings, tourist visa processing, and related travel services to walk-in customers and prospective travellers.

The development is aimed at bringing travel closer to customers and facilitating access and ease of travel within and outside Africa.

Travel Desk’s at twenty (20) select FCMB branches across Lagos, Abuja, Rivers, Oyo, Kano, Ogun, Anambra, and the Abia States were unveiled at the launch with many more to be unveiled in a few weeks. 

Wakanow, FCMB Partnership

Speaking at the launch of the partnership on November 12, 2019, in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of Wakanow, Mr Adebayo Adedeji, said

We are excited to officially launch this partnership with FCMB to bring Wakanow’s travel services closer to our customer base and the public at large. At our desk within the branches, customers now can conveniently enjoy our travel products which include Flights, Hotels, Prepaid Cards and Travel Sim and Visas to over 50 destinations and access our value-packed add-ons services such as Flight reminders, VIP protocol service, travel insurance and many more. With our Pay Small Small product, our customers can lock down great deals with only 25% of the value and spread balance payment across up to 3 months. We look forward to serving you, our customers within the branches’’.

Wakanow, FCMB partnership

The Divisional Head, Corporate Banking, FCMB, Mrs Folake Fajemisin, described the deal as another demonstration of the dynamism of the Bank to meet the needs of its array of growing customers. According to her;

’We recognize that several of our customers travel all-round the year for holidays. Our partnership with Wakanow gives an advantage to them. It is essentially borne out of the need to give Nigerian travelers the best offerings possible when making their travel arrangements. Through our partnership with Wakanow, we are optimistic that this objective will be achieved and further enhance the experience of our customers, considering the company’s pedigree and contributions to the hospitality/tourism industry in Africa. As an inclusive and customer-centric Bank, we will continue to innovate ways to impact the lives of Nigerians across segments’’.

Wakanow, FCMB Partnership

This deal is another demonstration of commitment and dynamic innovation by Wakanow to make travel more available to the Nigerian market while delivering high-quality service and satisfaction to its existing customers. 

Founded in 2008 in Nigeria, Wakanow is one of Africa’s largest full- service online travel companies, providing its customers with a one-stop online booking portal for flights, hotels, holiday packages and other travel services and ancillaries. Complementing their online offering, they also operate a network of traditional brick and mortar travel centres and have operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and UAE. Wakanow is also the first Online Travel Agency in Nigeria to offer its customers the convenience of booking their travel services on Whatsapp.

Visit the Wakanow Travel Desk (TouchPoints) at any of the below FCMB branches to get started:

ABIA
S/NBRANCH NAMEBRANCH ADDRESSSTATE
1Asa Road I Branch90, Asa RoadAbia
2Faulks Road Branch161, Faulks Road, AbaAbia
3Brass Road Branch10, Brass Road Branch, AbaAbia
    
ABUJA
S/NBRANCH NAMEBRANCH ADDRESSSTATE
1Abuja First City Plaza BranchPlot 252 Herbert Macauly Way. Cbd Abuja
2Abuja  Zone 4 BranchPlot 532 Ibb Way Zone 4 Wuse – AbujaAbuja
3Abuja Wuse II BranchPlot No 108, Adetokunbo Ademola Cadastral Zone A08, Wuse 2 District, AbujaAbuja
    
ANAMBRA
S/NBRANCH NAMEBRANCH ADDRESSSTATE
1Nnewi I Branch 15, Oraifite Road NnewiAnambra
2Onitsha Bridgehead branch40, Ugah Street, Bridgehead, OnitshaAnambra
    
LAGOS
S/NBRANCH NAMEBRANCH ADDRESSSTATE
1Broad BranchBanuso House, 88/89, Broad Street, LagosLagos
2Head Office BranchPrimrose Tower, 17a, Tinubu St., LagosLagos
3Marina Branch44, Marina Street, Lagos Island, LagosLagos
4Festac BranchPlot 1572, 4th Avenue Festac Town, LagosLagos
5Gbagada Branch42, Diya Street, Ifako Gbagada, LagosLagos
    
OGUN
S/NBRANCH NAMEBRANCH ADDRESSSTATE
1Akute Branch54 Ojodu-Akute  Road, Alagbole Bus Stop, Akute, Lagos.Ogun
2Abeokuta Branch21, Lalubu Street Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta, OgunOgun
3Otta Branch57, idi-Iroko Road, Sango Ota, Ogun StateOgun
4Ijebu-Ode II Branch52, Ejirin Road, Imepe, Ijebu-Ode, OgunOgun
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