This month (August 2017), I got to explore Abuja with Travelstart Nigeria! I visited the city (for the third time) with my travel buddies, Fola of Folaswaka, Lola of Unravelling Nigeria and Mofe of Naija Nomads. It was our first girl’s trip of its kind and it was all shades of fun!

Shades of fun! Get it? Lol – I’m so hilarious! PS: Our shades were from Dapmod eyewear

Even though this was my third visit to Abuja, it was the first time I got to explore the city. But before I go into the details of what we got up to, I will talk a bit on our flight booking process.

Like I mentioned in this article where I talked about apps I use for my trips, I book my flights online whenever I travel and I love using the Travelstart website, not only because of the simplicity and ease of booking tickets but also because the tickets I find there are usually cheaper than what I see elsewhere, such as their cheap flights to Abuja.

For this trip, we booked our return flights to Abuja through the website and I’m going to show you how to book your own tickets in 5 easy steps.

Booking tickets on Travelstart

Step 1: Visit Select your departure and arrival city, your departure and arrival dates, number of travellers and click on ‘Search’

Step 2: Select the flights that best suits you and click on ‘Continue’


Step 3: Fill in the details of passengers travelling then click on ‘Continue’…

Step 4: You have the option to customise your trip to include some of the products/services offered by Travelstart

Step 5: Select payment method and fill in all the required information

If you have a voucher code, enter it in the text box provided and click on ‘Apply code’. You can only see the voucher block after your payment information has been entered. If you have entered a valid code, you should see a message saying ‘Voucher applied successfully‘.

PS: You can also check out this article on the Travelstart blog to learn more about booking with a voucher code.

And that’s it! You’re all set to fly! You get an email as soon as your booking is complete and your tickets come shortly after.

A seamless flight booking is the first step to creating truly enjoyable adventures. Because we booked our tickets quickly and easily on Travelstart, we spent less time worrying about our flight details and more time exploring Abuja. I’ll be writing about our activities within the city in the next post.

Do you ever book your flight tickets online when you travel? If yes, what are some of the things you enjoy and if no, why not?

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  1. Hi, lovely guide. I do have a question. Is booking with these agencies cheaper than booking direct with the airline?
    Was on a trip recently and booking with the airline was 15k cheaper than travel start fare.
    What other advantages do travel agencies have over booking without the airline directly.

    You inspired my recent trip and couchsurfing experience. Would write about it soon.

    • Hey Tamie,
      15K is a lot! Lol, I guess it’s best to compare both prices and go with whichever suits your budget. As for benefits, Travelstart offers additional services like Visa Denied Policy, Cancellation and Refund Policy, Ticket Guarantee Protection, etc.. and I also like that I can compare (or even mix and match) several airlines in one place.

      I can’t wait to read about your trip! Following your blog so I don’t miss it 🙂

  2. Interesting info! so I can use Travelstart to book international flights as well?