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Wakanow Group Redefines Travel and Finance Landscape with Innovative Products


Wakanow Group, Africa’s foremost technology-driven travel and fintech conglomerate, has unveiled a suite of innovative products poised to revolutionise the travel and finance industries while delivering an unparalleled level of customer experience. The new travel tech products were unveiled during the Group’s Wakanow Unpacked event held in Lagos on June 20, 2024. In his speech, Bayo Adedeji, Group CEO (GCEO) of Wakanow emphasised that: “At Wakanow Group, our mission is to empower individuals and businesses with innovative solutions that simplify their travel experiences and financial transactions. The launch of these new products marks a significant milestone in our journey towards achieving this mission.” Leading the charge is the launch of the new and improved Wakanow.com website, designed to enhance user experience and streamline the booking process.

Adenike Macaulay, CEO, Wakanow Nigeria, elaborated on this development: “Our newly redesigned website features an intuitive interface and user-friendly features, making it easier than ever for you to access our extensive range of products and services, including a rich selection of flights, hotel and ride options. With these improvements, we anticipate a smoother browsing experience, ensuring that your journey with us is seamless from start to finish.” With these milestone launches, Wakanow Group solidifies its position as a leader in the travel tech and fintech industries, expanding its reach and influence across Africa and beyond. Bayo Adedeji concluded, “We are excited to embark on this journey of innovation and growth, reaffirming our commitment to delivering best-in-class solutions that empower our customers and drive positive change in the world.” Complementing the website launch is the introduction of Roomde.com, an online booking platform offering a comprehensive range of accommodations – hotels, short-let apartments, and more. Roomde.com simplifies the process of finding and booking accommodations for travellers worldwide. With a user-friendly interface and access to a vast inventory of accommodations, Roomde promises to improve the way travellers plan their trips. Gbolahan Salami, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Product and Strategy, stated, “Roomde.com represents our commitment to leveraging technology to enhance the travel experience for our customers, both B2B and B2C alike.” Further expanding its innovative offerings, Wakanow Group’s fintech subsidiary, Kalabash54.com, unveiled three cutting-edge products set to transform the way individuals manage their finances. Ladi Ojuri, CEO of Kalabash54.com, highlighted, “The Kalabash App, Kalabash Wallet, and Kalabash Naira and USD Card offer users unparalleled convenience and security, empowering them to streamline their financial transactions with ease. With features such as top-notch security, multi-currency support, and customizable options, these products are poised to set new standards in the fintech industry.” Also commenting, Deji Ojo, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Wakanow Group, added, “These new solutions are built with the latest technologies to ensure a seamless and secure user experience. Our goal is to provide customers with tools that make their lives easier and more efficient, whether they are booking a trip or managing their finances.”

While emphasising the regional impact of these innovations, Sodie Osei-Bonsu, CEO for Wakanow Rest of Africa stated that: “The launch of these products underscores our commitment to enhancing travel and financial solutions across Africa. We are focused on providing tailored services that meet the unique needs of our diverse customer base, ensuring that every traveller and user across Africa can benefit from our advanced technologies.” The launch of these innovative products signifies a pivotal moment for Wakanow Group, solidifying its unwavering commitment to driving positive change and delivering exceptional value to customers. By introducing cutting-edge solutions that seamlessly integrate into their customers’ lifestyles, Wakanow Group continues to set the standard for excellence in the travel and fintech industries. For more information on Wakanow and Kalabash54’s new products and services, For more information on Wakanow and Kalabash54’s new products and services, visit www.wakanow.com and www.kalabash54.com

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