Africa’s leading full-service, online travel company, Wakanow, has finalised agreements with Kenya Trade Expo Ghana, that will enable delegates and exhibitors travel to Accra-Ghana with ease, come November 2017.
This was done shortly after a business development visit to Kenya by Ghana’s Minister for Business Development, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal.
Founders of the Kenya Trade Expo Ghana hosted Mr. Awal in Kenya, to showcase the investment potential, and as part of its mission promote intra-Africa trade.
“Where Wakanow comes in, is in enabling our delegates and exhibitors to gradually pay for their travel and accommodation between now and November,” said Co-founder, Leah Nduati Lee.
“At our last event in 2015, we noticed that participants felt the crunch of having to pay for the ticket and accommodation at one go,” she added.
According to Mrs. Lee, Kenyan business players are eager to scale up and out of East Africa. However, travel costs are a prohibitive factor. The arrangement with Wakanow provides a cushioning against the cash flow effects, of having to cough-out over a thousand dollars in one instance.
Wakanow is entering into the agreement with the Kenya Trade Expo Ghana through their flagship product – PSS (Pay Small Small).
Travellers only need to pay a 25% down payment of their total travel costs, and pay the rest in instalment till just before their travel date.
“We are well established in Accra, our partnerships with various hotels and airlines, will allow participants of the Kenya Trade Expo Ghana, access the most affordable options.
Further to that, we are committing to pre-finance their travel packages to secure the best deals. They can then pay us back slowly between now and their date of travel.” remarked Josephine Fifi Rurangwa—Head of Africa Expansion and Airline partnerships at Wakanow.com
Fifi Rurangwa indicated that they have been speaking to African Governments and Airlines to try and sell the trade and economic prospects of travelling within Africa.
Countries like Ghana and Kenya have more to offer than just tourism.
“By allowing the Africans to realise the trade and investment potential, we will inadvertently be encouraging more movement across Africa. This is why we have have partnered with the Kenya Trade Expo Ghana,” Fifi continued.
The Kenyan Government through Dr. Chris Kiptoo – PS Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, has committed its full attendance at the Kenya Trade Expo in Ghana. Among the outcomes promised were a Joint Trade Committee (JTC) between the Kenyan and Ghanaian Government and a Joint Business Council between Kenyan & Ghanaian Business Associations.
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