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Travelstart and Commercial Manager Win Big at the 2019 PYNE Awards


TechInAfrica – Africa’s largest online travel agency, Travelstart, was recently named ‘Travel Agency of the Year’ at the 2019 Pyne Awards. The event, which took place on September 6th, celebrated the excellence and growth, of all stakeholders in Nigeria’s hospitality and tourism industry.

Travelstart’s Commercial Manager, Bukky Akomolafe also took home a win – receiving the ‘Rising Star in Tourism’ award. The marketing maven, who oversees the company’s brand strategy, sales, partnerships and business development for Nigeria, is taking the tourism and hospitality industry by storm. When expressing her sentiments on the awarded accolades, Akomolafe stated, “I am honored by both awards. To be recognized for excellence alongside other accomplished companies and individuals is very humbling. I am grateful to all of our customers, affiliates, partners and especially, our dedicated staff for propelling Travelstart to where it is today.”

Travelstart Cape Town office illustration via

Since its launch in Nigeria in 2012, the company has been successful in its mission to revolutionize the Nigerian travel industry and actively promote travel growth. In addition to selling flights directly to its customers, Travelstart shares its award-winning technology with established and aspiring travel agencies and partners to help them conduct their businesses more effectively. Their well-established relationships with airline partners, extensive staff training, and notable investments in the development of the travel sector in Africa is what sets them apart from the rest.

As Travelstart Nigeria continues to evolve and expand, the company remains dedicated to the culture of excellence developed over its seven years in the market. Country Manager, Philip Akesson commented, “We have a lot of activities planned at Travelstart; we are grateful to be recognized for all the hard work that has been done so far. We know the future will be brighter for us as we look forward to offering more easy to use products for our customers.”



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Written by Charis Chrisna

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