Nigeria’s Hotels.ng, an online hotel booking with over 4000 hotels across all states in Nigeria has launched its Events product platform to allow people to provide 12 selected choice hotels close to any event that they are doing. So it’s not so much an events booking platform but kinda helps.
According to Wumi Netufo, project manager of the Events product platform, “As the biggest online hotel booking agency in Nigeria, we launched this product based off the requests of our customers. We often have a lot of group bookings in a particular region for an event. We thought about it – it makes sense to group people in particular hotels (the hotel then has full occupancy), as we can then negotiate steep discounts. It’s easier to transport people for the event organisers. So we sat down and thought about how to make a product out of this. We came up with Hotels.ng Events – and already it has been a resounding success – events with more than 5000 participants have already used this.”
To register your event on the Hotels.ng Events platform, log on to hotels.ng/events, enter your name, phone number, email address and describe your event. The discounts will be negotiated on your behalf and your personalized event site goes live!
The Event platform is open to individuals who have their own private events as well as event planners too.
The hotels.ng founder is among those nominated for the Future Africa Awards.