Review of the 10 best online travel services in 2022

2022 has been one of the toughest years in Nigeria; from economic inflation to the exchange rate which skyrocketed causing ticket prices to rise.

Amid all this, very few select travel agencies have held the forte of the aviation industry in Nigeria.

This compilation is not affiliated with any of these agencies, but has been carefully selected through various surveys, references, recommendations and reviews;

TRAVELBETA

Travelbeta.com limited is a leading online travel agency providing flight booking, hotel booking, visa assistance, tour packages, travel finance, protocol services, transfers from airport, blue ribbon and other travel needs. Travelbeta was incorporated in 2014 with IATA certification. Travelbeta has this product called Travelbeta Installment Plan (TIP). This travel finance service allows customers to make a flexible travel payment with a 30% deposit to secure a flight fare and spread out the balance payment before the travel date. Travelbeta makes communication efficient and easy with its huge social media presence of over 500,000 followers on Instagram, Twitter, Tik-Tok and YouTube. Travelbeta, a friendly, trusted company, aims to deliver memorable travel experiences to all customers.

Website: www.travelbeta.com

QUANTUM JOURNEYS

Quantum Travels also ranks among the top travel agencies in the country and is the Nigerian representative of BCD Travel, the third largest travel management company in the world. Quantum Travels is a trusted brand with over 300 branches in Nigeria. Its global presence gives the agency the advantage of meeting the travel needs of clients in 97 countries. It is best known for managing business travel, but its services extend to other services such as passport and visa arrangements, flight and hotel reservations, and vehicle rental. transportation.

This agency also has a good share of the Nigerian market, ranking in the top five in terms of monthly ticket bookings.

In 2009, Quantum Travels established a relationship with BCD Travel, the third largest travel management company in the world; renowned for managing business travel and represented in more than 97 countries. This partnership makes it the representative of BCD in Nigeria and gives it a global presence while facilitating travel. Its strong point is helping companies achieve their travel goals through its global service offering.

In an effort to meet all the travel needs of our businesses, travel partners and walk-in customers, Quantum Travels has over the years created good partnerships with various airlines and hotels, both locally and internationally. internationally, to offer the best services imaginable. Their services include: business travel, flight and hotel reservations, rentals and transportation, airline ticket reservations, passport and visa arrangements.
Address: 35 Corporation Dr, Dolphin Estate 106104, Lagos, Nigeria

Website: quantumtravels.com

TRAVEL WINGS

Travelwings is an online travel agency based in Dubai with over 25 years of experience in being the best online travel agency in Nigeria which is very reputable. It is part of the
prestigious Satguru travel group. The parent company, Satguru Travel, is a global travel leader. It has won many accolades such as Best Travel Agency in Nigeria 2020 by WTA and more. Travelwings offers expert knowledge and professional customer service with the ease of online booking. Services include: travel management, flights, vacations, activities, hotels, online booking service, visa services and vacation packages.
Travelwings is located on the first floor, Desiree Plaza No 2 Sheraton/Opebi Link Road, opposite the Colossus Lagos Hotel Opebi Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Website: www.travelwings.com.ng

WAKANOW LIMITED

Wakanow.com limited is the first online travel agency in Nigeria established in 2008. Obinna Ekezie is the founder of the company who ran the travel agency till 2019 effectively. The company has a large market share in Nigeria and is said to hold around 10% of the market share. Currently, it has the third highest number of flight bookings in the country. Its services include travel consultancy, tailor-made travel packages, flight booking, travel packages, travel finance, visa assistance and hotel reservation.

The company also offers credit facilities with flexible travel payment plans, where the customer can pay 25% upfront and structure the rest of the payments. In 2013, Wakanow was recognized as one of the fastest growing online companies in Nigeria by the Tony Elumelu Foundation in alliance with UK based All-world Networks.
Wakanow is located at Plot 8 Elegushi Beach Road. Ikate Round About, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

Website: www.wakanow.com/en-ng

LANDING TRIPS

Touchdown Travels Limited is the representative of GlobalStar in Nigeria. Although licensed by IATA since 1993, it only began representing GlobalStar in 2012. travel. The agency was established by Mr. Dayo Adeola, who is also the CEO/General Manager.

Touchdown is the #1 agency by market share and has won multiple accolades from most operating airlines in the country, as well as industry organizations. Based in Lagos, the agency has travel offices (outposts) manned by its staff and is located within some prime companies. It also has a branch in Abuja.

TRAVELSTART

Travelstart is another leading online travel agency with operations spread across Africa and headquartered in Cape Town. Customers can use the online platform to book flights in all African countries and other continents, and also plan their itinerary for vacation or business trip. In addition to flight reservations, the agency also takes care of car rentals and hotel reservations adapted to the budget of the traveler.

Travelstart also handles visa processing and travel insurance. The company was founded in Sweden by Stephan Ekbergh but has since expanded to Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Egypt, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates. Travelstart has also captured its share of the Nigerian market, leveraging its international network and brand recognition across the continent.

FinchGlow

Finchglow has been in operation for over 13 years. Through its commitment to professionalism and hard work, it specializes in providing top-notch travel solutions to organizations and individuals through the use of cutting-edge technology with an efficient staff for ticket reservations, protocol services, visa services, vacation packages, hotel reservations. , travel insurance, etc.

Finchglow Travels has received numerous accolades for offering more than the everyday travel agency, such as the award for ‘Best Travel Agency in Nigeria’ at the Nigeria Travel Week Balearica Awards. The company has an extensive branch called Finchglow Holidays, which covers destination management services including package holidays and tours, MICE, and more. Working with Finchglow is always a pleasant experience because we sell you the world on your terms.

Finchglow is located at 25, Ademola Street, Off Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Website: www.finchglowtravels.com

MAYFAIR

Mayfair Travels and Tours is an IATA accredited travel agency which is very reputable and among the best in Nigeria. The company offers many loyalty programs, promotions, sales promotions and more. Its services include; Travel consultation, itinerary planning, reservations on IATA airlines, worldwide network, advice on prepaid tickets and hotel reservations. Special requests eg special meals, wheelchairs, meet and greet, etc. on most airlines worldwide Easy ticket refunds

Loyalty programs (i.e. mileage management on various airlines for customers). Mayfair is located at Shop 2A, Block A Annex, Eko Court Complex, Kofo Abayomi St, Victoria Island 234101, Lagos, Nigeria

Website: www.mayfairtravel.net

CITY TRIPS

City Travels and Tours is one of the travel agencies you want to consider if the purpose of your trip is largely tourism. The company offers tourism services, reservations and bookings, vacations, cruises, destination and accommodation consultations and decisions.
The agency is registered with IATA, as well as NANTA, and has a commendable network with key players in the tourism industry across the continent. City Travels and Tours is often ranked in the top 10 among more than 1500 registered travel agencies in the country.

TRAVELS

Dees Travels and Tour Limited was founded in 2000 and registered with IATA the same year. Apart from booking local and international flights, he manages travel arrangements for individual and group tours, obtaining visas, travel insurance, hotel reservations in all countries, driver/car rental and airport protocol services.

According to air operator data, the agency ranks 5th in terms of market share and tickets sold on a monthly basis.

Veronica J. Snell