Jovago.com Wins BOICT Best Hotel Booking Portal Award

Jovago.com, Africa’s Largest Hotel Booking Portal Wins Award at the Beacon of ICT Awards

27 APRIL 2015, LAGOS, NIGERIA
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Lagos, April 27, 2015 - Africa’s N°1 hotel-booking website, Jovago.com has been awarded the Best Hotel Booking Portal of the Year at the 2015 Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Distinguished Awards. Organized by Nigeria Communications Week, the award is the biggest industry event that aims to recognize and reward companies who have contributed greatly to the country’s growing e-commerce field.

Lagos, April 27, 2015 - Africa’s N°1 hotel-booking website, Jovago.com has been awarded the Best Hotel Booking Portal of the Year at the 2015 Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Distinguished Awards. Organized by Nigeria Communications Week, the award is the biggest industry event that aims to recognize and reward companies who have contributed greatly to the country’s growing e-commerce field.

The BoICT Awards is an annual ceremony which recognizes stakeholders, contributions and commitments to the growth of the Nigerian ICT industry. This year over 250, 307 Nigerians voted in the 46 categories with Jovago.com emerging as the clear winner of the Hotel Booking Portal of the Year category. The BoICT Distinguished Awards which took place on April 25, 2015 at the the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos had Executives from Telecom, NCC, NBC and CBN in attendance.

Jovago.com won the award based on their efforts in helping to grow the travel & tourism market in Nigerian since its launch in August 2013. Jovago beat other Online Travel Companies like Wakanow, TravelStart and Hotelsng to take home the award as the best hotel booking portal in Nigeria.

The e-commerce space in Nigeria keeps growing astronomically and the travel sector is one industry that has greatly contributed to this growth. Launched in 2013, Jovago.com has seen tremendous growth in Nigeria with over 7000 hotels already listed on the company’s website. Jovago has also reported a steady 5% week on week growth in its bookings in the past few months.

Remarking on the award, Jovago.com MD, Marek Zmyslowski said “our passion is to ensure that every bookable hotel in Nigeria is listed online on Jovago.com. We are very keen on making sure that all Nigerians can find and book hotels online as we believe this would also go a long way towards growing the tourism industry in Nigeria. We are very appreciative of the fact that our efforts towards this are being recognized and rewarded.”

The award was accepted by Jovago’s Head of Marketing and Public Relations, Chinelo Ngene on behalf of the Managing Director.

About Jovago

Jovago.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as investors. Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 booking portal, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services. Jovago.com has over 20,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.

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About Africa Internet Group

Africa Internet Group, the leading internet platform in Africa, promotes sustainable online growth that benefits both businesses and consumers. AIG is the parent group of ten successful and fast-growing companies in more than 30 African countries. Firmly rooted in Africa’s startup ecosystem, the group provides easy-to-use services and smart solutions across the African internet sector. AIG is invested in furthering regional entrepreneurship and innovation through a passion for Africa, its culture and its people.

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