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Travelstart, GIGM partner to make air, road travel more convenient 


In a bid to revolutionise travel and make it more seamless via road and air, GIG Mobility (GIGM), one of the leading provider of tech-powered intercity mobility services in West Africa and Travelstart Nigeria, one of Africa’s leading online travel agency, have joined forces to enable cross-platform bookings for consumers.

With the new partnership, customers can book GIGM bus transport via Travelstart’s platform while passengers can seamlessly book air travel via GIGM’s platform.

BusinessDay checks that this is the first partnership between road and air transport companies in Nigeria.

The idea which was born out of the need to address challenges faced by Air and road travellers in Nigeria empowers consumers to purchase both air and bus transport tickets in one centralized location, selecting the platform that best suits their needs.

Behind the innovation, is an integration of technology, streamlining the booking process for travellers.

Speaking during a press conference to announce the partnership, Bukky Akomolafe, Country Manager of Travelstart Nigeria, expressed excitement and enthusiasm about the collaboration.

According to her, “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.”

She explained that the partnership represents a significant advancement in making travel more accessible and also hassle-free.

She explained that  GIGM and Travelstart provide a comprehensive solution for travellers, whether they are embarking on a short intercity trip or an international journey, adding that customers now have the convenience of booking their entire travel itinerary in one place, totally removing the inconvenience of visiting multiple websites.

Enahoro Okhae, CEO of GIGM said they were also thrilled to partner with Travelstart and offer customers an integrated booking experience.

“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 journey,” Enahoro Okhae, CEO of GIGM said.

He stressed that as the Nigerian transportation landscape continues to evolve, both companies are committed to delivering unparalleled convenience, ease, and affordability to customers.

Both firms have assured that joint support teams would assist with any travel inquiries or booking issues, and ensure customers get a seamless travel experience end-to-end.