jovagoOnline hotel booking site Jovago has today announced it has listed 5,000 verified hotels in Nigeria after it’s launch in the country last year.

We are not sure what verified means but we believe that’s the number the hotel booking service has listed so far, showing how hard it’s to convince hotel owners to give their booking systems a break and turn to a third-party service. However, for Jovago signing up such a number is not child’s play.

Globally, Jovago says it has over 200k hotels signed up.

Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director of Jovago.com stated, “We are glad to report that the number of personally verified hotels on our website has significantly increased. It is extremely important to us that our users are able to book hotels on Jovago.com with the confidence that what they see on our website is exactly what they will find at the hotel.”

The site lists luxury, budget, boutique hotels or a bed & breakfast and enables users to easily find their perfect stay by choosing from hotel, city or district search parameters. Users can further filter these search results by price, star rating and hotel amenities to better personalize their stay.

Jovago image Jovago’s main competition in Nigeria is Hotels.ng which is trailing close to 4k hotel listings too. Jovago uses professional photos has verified hotel listings with detailed descriptions, and customer reviews on the hotels such as those on YELP.