Travelstart Nigeria and Virgin Atlantic partner for the Royal Wedding

…Offers Customers Discount on Flights to London

LAGOS, 30 April 2018 - Travelstart, Africa’s leading Online Travel Agency, has announced ‘The Royal Wedding Promo’ with discounted flights from Lagos to London. In partnership with international airline, Virgin Atlantic, the promo is a fun way for both brands to celebrate Nigerians love of weddings using one of the most popular weddings of the season, the British Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

‘The Royal Wedding Promo’, which will run between the 7th and the 21st of May, 2018, offers customers the opportunity to book cheap flights on Virgin Atlantic on The exclusive fare from Lagos to London and to any of Virgin Atlantic’s US routes is available on all three cabins, Upper Class, Premium Economy and Economy.

Speaking on the partnership with Travelstart, Country Manager, Virgin Atlantic, Samuel Lindfield, said “We are proud to work with Travelstart Nigeria on this initiative. They are a top online travel agency and we, as a British carrier, align on how to make our customers feel special. This is why we’re always coming up with innovative ways to make them feel comfortable and provide value for money. Our three new ways to fly Economy showcases this as well“

Lindfield also noted that the partnership with Travelstart is in line with the company’s commitment to continually create excitement for its customers, which will no doubt give them an experience and create memories as they travel.

Also speaking, the Commercial Manager, Travelstart Nigeria, Bukky Akomolafe addressed the lifestyle angle of the promo; “We love weddings! We recognize that our customers love weddings, even more now that it is a Royal Wedding. At Travelstart, it is about creating lifetime experiences that go beyond the act of flying. We provide our customers with an affordable means to get to their destination, regardless of their budget and/or lifestyle, so that they can focus on what is important to them during their trip”

Customers who purchase tickets during ‘The Royal Wedding promo’ will be able to travel from now until July 1, 2018 and after September 15, 2018.

It will be recalled that Travelstart recently celebrated 6 years of doing business in Nigeria. Since their launch, they have catered to more than half a million Nigerians. The company has also won several awards as the Best Travel Blog at the Nigerian Tourism Awards 2017, the "Best Online Booking Platform in Africa" and "Top Travel Company in West Africa, 2016" in the Akwaaba Africa Travelers Market event.

About Travelstart

Travelstart is Africa’s largest online travel agency, with headquarters in Cape Town and a local office in Lagos. Founded in Sweden, Travelstart opened its doors in 1999, as the brainchild of travel visionary Stephan Ekbergh. Nearly two decades, plenty of learning, growth and one African immigration later, today Travelstart proudly employs a team of more than 200 staff with offices in Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Turkey and other countries.

Nigeria opened in 2012 and has grown to close to 50 staff. The company provides access to more than 500 airlines flying to more than 11,000 destinations. Travelstart Nigeria is the 2017 winner of the Best Blog at the Nigerian Tourism and Travel Awards. Book affordable flights now on

About Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic was founded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson 33 years ago with innovation and customer service at its core. Today Virgin Atlantic carries 5.5 million customers annually, and was recently named the UK’s favourite long haul carrier by Skytrax.

Headquartered in London, Virgin Atlantic employs over 9000 people worldwide and operates a fleet of 39 aircraft serving 26 destinations across four continents. Alongside joint venture partner Delta Air Lines they operate the leading transatlantic network - offering up to 39 flights per day between the UK and US with onward connections to over 200 US and international cities.

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