On a chilly evening, the evening drizzle didn’t seem to faze the media personnel who showed up to hear the latest development int Uganda’s travel & tourism industry. Drinks were served and bites made rounds. Finally, Jovago Uganda’s COuntry Manager was ready to break the news .
Africa’s leading hotel-booking website has initiated a partnership with the Uganda Hotel Owners Association. This will widen the scope of operation for Jovago while also bringing smaller and more remote hotels the opportunity to sign up to the online hotel booking site.
“We are delighted to introduce Jovago.com to UHOA member hotels. With Jovago.com, we offer them the possibility to have a higher visibility and an increase their traffic. With UHOA, we also aim at training hotels on how to improve their standards so they could be stronger actors for the Ugandan tourism industry.” Louis Badea – Country Manager, Uganda.
Jovago in collaboration with the UHOA intends to carry out periodical trainings for member hotels starting in central region and eventually expanding into the rest of Uganda. The trainings will focus on raising standards of service, using the online platform and positive practices for success in the hotel industry. Jovago.com aims to increase visibility of local hotels online, opening them up to a global client-base.
“Our main priority is to improve and expand the tourism and hotel industry in Uganda. We understand that for the tourism sector to be profitable, the industry as a whole must grow and we are intent on making that happen. Jovago.com is excited to welcome aboard our new partners and we look forward to the road ahead.” Estelle Verdier-Watine M.D. East Africa.
The partnership was unveiled at a press event on the 28th October, 2015 at the AIG offices on Mawanda Road. The event was attended by of the Hotel fraternity, Kafunda Kreative (Of the #KoiKoiUG initiative) UHOA board members and press. Some of the Hotels represented include Speke Munyonyo, Agip Motel, Mbale Resort Hotel and Acacia City Hotel to name a few.
About Jovago Jovago.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as investors. Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 booking portal, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services. Jovago.com has over 25,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.