Travelstart Nigeria Launches Interswitch Payment Gateway

World Travel Awards 2016

Lagos, 3 September, 2016 -- In a quest to make travel simpler with easy payment methods for its customer, Travelstart Nigeria has launched Interswitch payment gateway, Africa's leading digital payment and commerce provider to facilitate seamless payments for affordable flights.

Interswitch, with its outstanding records, allow companies like Travelstart to access all major banks in Nigeria as well as over 17,000 ATMs and Nigeria's most used payment cards. The primary focus of this collaboration is to enable multiple channels of making safe and secure payments. As a result, it will bring even greater convenience to the customer and create more accessible payment channels.

“We are very happy to announce that we now offer our customers to pay for their flights with Verve, Visa and MasterCard on our website. This is just one of many initiatives Travelstart is taking to offer our customers more seamless, faster and convenient shopping experience.” advises Philip Akesson, Travelstart Nigeria’s Country Manager.

Echoing these sentiments, Travelstart Nigeria’s Operations Manager, Olufemi Fakeye said: "It's the simplest and fastest way our customers can make payments for their bookings at no additional cost, this also gives them an opportunity to avoid booking cancellation and fare increments in the face of the fluctuating exchange rate."

Interswitch’s Divisional CEO for Industry Vertical Markets, Chinyere Don-Okhuofu equally remarked that “Our vision at Interswitch is encompassing and it continues to expand to take cognizance of unique requirements of players in virtually every sector, especially where payment transactions are involved. We continue to identify opportunities, such as this latest partnership with Travelstart Nigeria, to optimise the way payments are made and tracked”.

Travelstart is the leading and fastest-growing online travel agency in Africa. Since launching in Nigeria, it has been providing great travel deals, creating a strategic means that will promote easy and convenient travel solutions for its customers. And now, Travelstart’s strategic partnership with Interswitch, the widely used and trusted payment processing provider, is guaranteed to make you book flight faster and easier than ever!

Finally, the integration of Interswitch solutions & channels on the flight booking platform emphasize Travelstart’s commitment to develop effective payment solutions that makes it simpler than ever for travelers to book and pay for their flight tickets through its website (


About Travelstart

Founded in 1999 in Sweden, Travelstart started up in South Africa in 2006 to focus on the emerging market opportunity. Travelstart addresses complexities in the African travel market by directly accessing local supply, solving language and currency problems as well as the diverse plethora of payment methods. In addition to its technology platform which meets the need of travel bookers on mobile and desktop devices, Travelstart prides itself on delivering an exceptional service experience to its customers.

Travelstart provides travellers with real-time access to thousands of flights from all carriers and serves 2 million monthly users in 16 countries. Travelstart has offices in Cape Town, Dubai, Istanbul, Lagos, Cairo and Dar es Salaam. For more information, please visit

About World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. In 2016, World Travel Awards will celebrate its historic 23rd anniversary year.


INNOCENT, Uchenna D.
Innnocent, Uchenna D., Manager, Social Media, Travelstart Nigeria | +234 (0) 7033827657


For company news and industry insights follow @TravelstartPR.

Share the news