Today, Navagidi, Nigeria’s social metro network helping users to get around town, flights and taxis partnered with Jovago.com, for a white label hotel booking solution for users on the Navigidi site. This puts Navigidi in the hotels business in a way after a similar deal with TravelStart for flights and a taxi hire deal with Metro Taxi.
Fisayo Oludare, Founder of Navigidi said, “We are proud to be teaming up with Jovago.com, the leading online hotel booking company in Nigeria, to provide affordable experiences for everybody.”
The deal will see Navigidi users find and book any hotel found on Jovago.com, a deal both partners see as strategic and convenient for their users. Jovago has over 200,000 hotels worldwide and 5000 hotels in Nigeria. This will be an added advantage to both local and international tourists coming into Nigeria or leaving Nigeria for other parts of the world.
“Today is about putting the customer first,” said Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director of Jovago.com Nigeria. “Together with Navigidi, we are creating avenues for the average Lagos citizen to easily find hotels across Nigeria.”
Apart from Jovago.com, other sister sites run by Africa Internet Holding have been doubling down on local partnerships to attract locals as users and as well have the same standing as their competition, especially from local founded companies who see the pan African Rocket Internet-affiliated group as an elephant to beat. AIH’s partnership with MTN was a killer move as MTN Group is in major African markets as top mobile network operator.
Booking online is convenient and ends the pain and inconvinience associated with hotel hunting especially on a foreign trip.