Kenya’s daily deals firm Rupu, has launched Rupu Travel, a new service travel and holiday deals section complete with car hire and hotel booking services in a move that will revolutionise the tourism sector by raising awareness and interest among locals of affordable holiday deals.
Rupu Travel which is now live, promises great deals on tourist destinations, car hire and hotel bookings all across Kenya.
Innovation is the Way
This is not the only new thing Rupu has done, the firm is finalising work on a food delivery service, now in Beta. Rupu Shops launched November last year to allow merchants sell on their platform from anywhere in the country.
Ben Maina, CEO Rupu is sure about the progress of the firm.
He said: “Over the last 2 years, we have established Rupu as the most trusted eCommerce brand in Kenya. Rupu Deals is offering any shop or merchant a great marketing tool, while they get a constant additional stream of orders via Rupu Shops.
Why Travel Deals
Rupu Travel is not just another service from the firm but a solutions for residents all over Kenya looking for best deals for a trip to the coast, whether Mombasa or Malindi, or to one of our beautiful national parks. It also gives small tour operators the opportunity to tap into the firms tens of thousands of daily subscribers and boost their revenue.
According to the team the feedback has been great though the platform is still at an early stage.
They says there is a large demand for travel deals and customers were asking for such on the site and merchants the Kenya Wildlife Service featured its destinations on the site and had a good outcome. The team also adds that there are few travel sites that focus on Kenyan customers and most of them are for international tourism but Rupu Travel is changing the game by ‘showing holiday packages from Kenyans for Kenyans, focusing mainly on the domestic travel market.
Best Daily Deals
Rupu is not closing its daily deals section but the Rupu Travel is a logical extension to its brand, Rupu Deals, enabling users in Kenyan to find the very best daily deals and offers and an extension to RupuShops, a secure online shopping marketplace.
Founded December 2010 by Ben Maina, 28 and a team of young Kenyans Rupu is at the moment Kenya’s most trusted eCommerce brand and were the first to venture into deals offering when everyone else was setting up online stores and classified sites.