Hotels.ng, the biggest hotel booking site in Nigeria, has launched its international hotel booking platform, Hotel.africa and its flight booking website, Fly.africa. This was made known in a press statement made available by the Lagos-based company.
Fly.africa is focused on flights within and outside the continent. The company has partnered with local hotels and airlines across Africa to accelerate its growth across the region. The company’s goal in Africa is to make every hotel in Africa available to be booked online, by taking its hotel inventory on hotel.africa from 25,000 to 100,000 within the next 4 years. Hotel.africa is the company’s Africa focused brand which has over 25,000 properties listed across many cities in Africa.
Major: Nigeria's @hotelsng has launch an international hotel and flight booking platforms: https://t.co/UYqs84h3x4 & https://t.co/X1SrCGM0O6https://t.co/UYqs84h3x4 has >25k 🏠🏫 in many 🌍n cities already listed. Several airlines have been partnered for https://t.co/X1SrCGM0O6
— Kelv (@nsemboo) January 5, 2018
By 2017, Hotels.ng has raised over $1.5M in venture capital to list over 10,000 hotels across 320 cities in Nigeria with pictures and reviews. It has also added over 5,000 places of interest in Nigeria to its site, it has acquired a stake in event booking website, OgaVenue, and importantly – became profitable in 2017. Recall that recently struck a payment deal with the Zoto app.
This season, for every booking you make on our site, you get a coupon code for free credit to call your loved ones, courtesy of our friends at Zoto.
Make a booking, download the Zoto app, and get your free airtime. pic.twitter.com/M0psgjjIsn
— Hotels.ng (@hotelsng) December 18, 2017
Now, the company intends on exporting its cost-effective business model and operational efficiency in marketing, customer support and finance in Nigeria to win in Africa on both hotel bookings and flights by launching Hotel.africa and Fly.africa.
In 2013, there were only 300 Nigerian hotels listed online. Mark Essien, CEO of Hotels.ng, saw an opportunity in building an African focused OTA to give hotels in most obscure areas visibility and to help consumers find a place to stay in all the cities across Africa – no matter how small.
Hotels.ng is Nigeria’s largest online travel agency that specialises in hotel bookings within Nigeria. The agency helps customers book hotel rooms online, provide comprehensive help and support to clients and make the hotel booking process smooth and easy. For more information, please check our website: hotels.ng
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