Jovago, a leading online hotel booking platform in Africa, has announced the launch of a mobile app with the aim of giving more flexibility and independence to hotel managers.
The Android App – Jovago Extranet App – will enable Hotel managers to confirm new reservations, see and search through all reservations, change rates for any time period and change room availability for any time period.
With the app, they will also see customer reviews, confirm guest check in and get some unique stats about hotel performance at their convenience – this will create a better experience for both the hotel and the Jovago customer.
“Jovago wants to give the best international standards of the hotel industry and the latest technologies to all our Hotel partners, we want to democratize these new tools for all our partners and make their job easier,” said Paul Midy, CEO of Jovago.
The app will house Jovago’s inventory of 25,000 hotels in Africa and will help hotel managers make informed decisions on how to stay competitive, among other things.
A couple of partner hotels are currently using the app and feedbacks have been positive. “This Extranet App is a good addition, many hotels around the world use it and now to have it here is great,” said Michael Pinder from the Group General Manager of Sun Heaven Hotels in Nigeria.
Following the launch of the Extranet mobile app, Jovago is now working towards unveiling the web version of the app, to further improve user experience for potential customers.
“Hotels on Jovago benefit from focused local marketing reach in Africa, generating business they could not tap into otherwise. We want to empower these partners to get the best out of working with us,” says Eduard Meyjes, Head of Revenue Management, Jovago.
He added, “Phone communication can be challenging in Africa. With the app, hotels can make fast and reliable changes exactly when they want to. Especially smaller hotels can now benefit from smart tools that were only available to larger hotel chains before.”
As a leading online hotel-booking website, Jovago is simply a one-stop-shop for hotels when it comes to their online marketing and operations.
Jovago, which was founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as investors, 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 has over 25,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), and Dakar (Senegal).