Jumia Travel and MTN, offer Nigerians free internet services

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Jovago, Africa’s leading hotel-booking website, in partnership with MTN has unleashed a Zero Rate App for all subscribers of one of the continent’s leading telecoms company to enable customers  search for hotels and book hassle-free without data charges.

Lagos, 30th September 2015 – In order to reduce data costs and boost e-commerce in Nigeria, Jumia Travel – leading online hotel booking portal in Africa launched its free internet service with MTN, Africa’s leading cellular telecommunications company. The move means it won’t charge users of its mobile network for the data they consume while using the Jumia Travel app.

This partnership with  MTN, one of the biggest telecommunications player in Nigeria and Africa is quite the strategic partnership. “This is a great milestone for us in order to offer great accessibility for the customer-centric mobile experience. We have noticed the immense growth of mobile internet penetration in Africa and remain focused on reaching clients across the world in order to offer them our services” said Paul Midy, CEO of Jumia Travel. “Now, all MTN users can have access to more than 8 000 hotels in Nigeria and 25 000 hotels in Africa without cost and book in one click.”

The recent launch of the Jumia Travel app on the Android platform was a positive step in the right direction and this next step with a key partner would boost value with the customer-base. A survey conducted by Jumia Travel shows that more than 50 % of the booking are done through mobile devices.

With a vast inventory of 25,000 hotels in Africa accessible to customers both on and offline, the hospitality and hotel industry there is well provided for. Jumia Travel is an online hotel booking service with offices spread across Africa, Asia and Europe.

About Jumia Travel
Travel.Jumia.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. Jumia Travel, 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. Jumia Travel has over 25,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.

About Africa Internet Group

Africa Internet Group, the leading internet platform in Africa, promotes sustainable online growth that benefits both businesses and consumers. Firmly rooted in Africa’s startup ecosystem, the group provides easy-to-use services and smart solutions across the African internet sector. AIG is invested in furthering regional entrepreneurship and innovation through a passion for Africa, its culture and its people. AIG is the parent group of ten successful and fast-growing companies in more than 30 African countries. Its network of companies includes Carmudi, Easy Taxi, Everjobs, hellofood, Jumia Travel, Jumia, Kaymu, Lamudi, Vendito and Zando.

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