Jovago Nigeria launches deep-sector tourism Intelligence Report

Jovago, Africa’s largest hotel booking portal has unveiled its high impact Intelligence Report

10 AUGUST 2015, LAGOS, NIGERIA
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Jovago, Africa’s largest hotel booking portal has unveiled its high impact Intelligence Report at a press conference which held on August 5th at the Morning Side Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

10/08/2014- Lagos, Nigeria - Jovago, Africa’s largest hotel booking portal has unveiled its high impact Intelligence Report at a press conference which held on August 5th at the Morning Side Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

This event which served as part of a line-up of activities marking the 2nd anniversary of the company in Nigeria showcased research carried out on key tourism sector trends and innate possibilities for the economy.

Speaking at the event, Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director, Jovago Nigeria said, “Jovago is excited to be celebrating its anniversary at this time where Nigeria’s hospitality industry is showing positive growth potential”.

E-commerce is the future of business and Nigeria being one of the fastest growing economies in the world has the market size and talent pool to develop this space. As focus on this area grows, we find the hospitality industry will follow this upward trend and this is something we are optimistic about,” he said.

Based on the reports, the nation’s tourism sector continues to experience robust developments on the back of increased internet access and improved mobile connectivity.

Excited about the additional effort the company is making to improve the state of the local tourism sector, Sally Mbanefo, Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation represented by Assistant Director, Dupe Omojola said, “This work that Jovago has begun is one that the NTDC is very proud of. It is in line with our agenda to create awareness for travel and tourism within Nigeria and we are looking forward to an even stronger partnership between both organisations.”

With the Federal Government targeting the transformation of key sectors of the economy under the new broadband regime, pundits expect this move to raise the hospitality sector’s capacity to contribute efficiently to the nation’s total Gross Domestic Product.

A survey carried out by the group found that 92 per cent of Nigerians who booked hotel and other services online were satisfied with the speed of the booking experience.

With online businesses having the potential of contributing over $500million to Nigeria’s economy annually, stakeholders in this industry are set to take advantage of the opportunities that arise.

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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. 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. AIG is the parent group of ten successful and fast-growing companies in more than 30 African countries. Its network of companies includes Carmudi, Easy Taxi, Everjobs, hellofood, Jovago, Jumia, Kaymu, Lamudi, Vendito and Zando.

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