Jumia Travel IOS App Become Live for Apple users

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Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform, Travel.Jumia.com, has launched its first iOS app which will further revolutionize hotel booking experience in Africa for the Apple users.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 3rd, 2016 -The largest online hotel inventory in Africa has officially launched its iOS App, which will further transform the way traveler’s book hotels online using their mobile devices. This is part of Jumia Travel’s initiative to provide an exciting mobile user experience for its Apple clients.

“The launch of the IOS App is a great step towards our efforts in creating faster and flexible booking experience to our customers who are looking for accommodation across Africa,” Alexander Burtenshaw, Country Manager of Jumia Travel Ethiopia said. “There is need to tap into the vast growth of mobile devices in Africa and with the iOS App, more of our customers can readily access our growing inventory of hotels on the go,” he added.

The iOS App, which has a sturdy repute for being quick and secure, will allow customers find and book accommodation from the site’s list of 25,000 hotels in Africa and over 200,000 the world over; all in the palm of their hand. Travelers can take advantage of the App using their Apple devices to view profile pages for listed hotels including pictures, descriptions, locations, amenities and reviews; as well as get exclusive deals and offers and have the best price guarantee.

“Six month after the launch of the Android App, today Jumia Travel offers a performant App with all our latest options and technologies,” said Abdesslam Benzitouni, Global Head of Public Relations. “Apple users represent around 25 % of our visitors and although Android users are more popular in Africa, Jumia Travel want to provide the best hotel booking experience to all the Mobile users in the continent”, added Abdesslam.

According to statistics by Jumia Travel, 3 out of 4 people use the Android App, representing 75% of smartphone users in Africa. Notably, the IOS Application is the latest version of the Android, well advanced and without possible software bugs.

As Smartphones become more deep-rooted in the modern society, mobile travel bookings have also become more commonplace than the conventional booking methods. In a bid to help its clients keep up with the trends, Travel.Jumia.com is committed to keep diversifying its technological tools, in order to promote thousands of hotel options. The iOS App is now available here on the AppStore to the entire community of Apple users for free. Jumia Travel offers 10 % discount for all the IOS users for their first booking.

About Jumia Travel

Travel.Jumia.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Kampala (Uganda) Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya) and Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has Rocket Internet, MTN, Millicom, AXA, Orange and Goldman Sachs as its investors. Travel.Jumia.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. Travel.Jumia.com has over 25,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.  

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