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    GIGM, Travelstart Announce Strategic Partnership to Revolutionize Convenience for Travelers


    GIG Mobility (GIGM), the leading provider of tech-powered intercity mobility services in West Africa, and Travelstart Nigeria, Africa’s leading online travel agency, have joined forces to enable cross-platform bookings for consumers. Commencing immediately, customers can effortlessly book GIGM bus transport via travelstart.com.ng, while passengers can seamlessly book air travel via https://gigm.com/. This groundbreaking partnership marks the first of its kind between air and road transport companies in Nigeria.

    As the Nigerian transportation landscape continues to adapt and evolve, Travelstart & GIGM are committed to delivering unparalleled convenience, ease, and affordability to customers. This cross-platform booking functionality empowers consumers to purchase both air and bus transport tickets in one centralized location, selecting the platform that best suits their needs. Behind this innovation lies a sophisticated integration of technology, streamlining the booking process for travelers.

    Bukky Akomolafe, Country Manager of Travelstart Nigeria, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are thrilled to bring Travelstart and GIGM’s large customer bases the opportunity to book their preference of air and road transport. At Travelstart, our goal is to connect our customers from one place to another; road transport offers yet another way for customers to journey to their final destination.”

    This partnership represents a significant advancement in making travel more accessible and also hassle-free. GIGM and Travelstart provide a comprehensive solution for travelers, whether they are embarking on a short intercity trip or an international journey. Customers now have the convenience of booking their entire travel itinerary in one place, eliminating the inconvenience of visiting multiple websites.

    “We are thrilled to partner with Travelstart and offer our customers an integrated booking experience,” said Enahoro Okhae, CEO of GIGM. “At GIGM, ensuring our guests’ comfort is paramount, and this partnership underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional service and convenience to our travelers. By leveraging our resources and technology, we are simplifying the travel planning process and enabling individuals to focus on enjoying their journeys.”

     Joint support teams are poised to assist with any travel inquiries or booking issues, guaranteeing a seamless travel experience end-to-end.

    This strategic partnership between GIGM and Travelstart signifies a pivotal moment in the transportation sector, driving innovation and enhancing accessibility for travelers across Nigeria, at a time where consumers require as much convenience as possible. Through this collaboration, both companies are poised to push development within the industry, ultimately redefining the standards of convenience and efficiency in travel.

    GIG Mobility, Nigeria’s leading technology-powered mobility company, was established in 1998 and currently operates in West Africa, with bases in Nigeria and Ghana. The company provides comfortable and reliable intercity travel across these countries, with terminals in over 37 locations including major cities like Lagos, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Cotonou, Lome, Accra and Kumasi. A core value of GIGM is offering safety, comfort and convenience to guests in the road travel experience. Through its website gigm.com and mobile booking app, which has close to 1,000,000 total downloads across iOS and Android, GIGM allows customers to book bus tickets at their fingertips, without the need for a visit to the terminals which was a novelty innovation in the intercity road transport industry in Nigeria at the time. Additionally, the company offers a pick-up service from preferred locations close to customers, saving them a trip to the terminal. Over the years, GIGM has continued to be a pioneer in the evolution and innovation of the road travel sector in Nigeria and Ghana.

    Travelstart is Africa’s leading online travel agency for finding the cheapest flight deals on more than 500 airlines to over 11,000 destinations. Founded in 1999, Travelstart is built on two basic principles; simplicity and best price and operates in several countries around the world with a strong focus on the four quadrants of Africa. The Nigerian office, which is in Lagos, opened in 2012 focuses on making travel simple by providing an easier, stress-free and convenient way to book. Customers can book flights online via the website, mobile app, Whatsapp and through Africa’s first AI Travel Assistant. Travelstart has won multiple awards over the years including 2019 Travel Agency of the Year at The Pyne Awards, three-year in a row winner of Nigeria’s Leading Online Travel Agency (2021, 2022, 2023) by the World Travel Awards. 

    For more visit www.travelstart.com.ng

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