Rocket Internet has today launched Jovago.com, an online hotel booking company in Lagos Nigeria in a move that will cause stiff competition in the market and end Nigeria’s leading hotel booking service Hotels.ng and Kenya’s SleepOut.com market dominance.
Jovago has over 140 000 hotels, 200 in Nigeria offers worldwide service but focusing on Africa and starting in Lagos, Nigeria. The site allows one to search, compare and find the best location with no booking fees. Users pay at the hotel or use secure online payment for a safer and more convenient travel experience. Jovago will be run by Rocket Internet‘s Africa arm, Africa Internet Holding.
According to Jeremy Hodara, co-CEO Africa Internet Holding and co-founder and CEO Jovago: “Jovago provides the easiest way to make travel arrangements. This will help business people and travelers find reliable accommodation everywhere. We are about to fundamentally change the hotel booking market in Nigeria by creating the safest and most convenient experience. Jovago is the best place to find a hotel in Africa”
Rocket Internet is set to expand the hotel booking service in Africa but started from Lagos due to its high population of over 162 million, over 21 million in Lagos and impressive internet population of over 50 million users.
The Jovago team includes co-founder & CEO Jeremy Hodara, co-founder & CEO Sacha Poignonnec, Managing Director Nigeria, Marek Zmyslowski and CTO, Christian von Hardenberg.