Jumia Travel Launches IOS App for Apple users

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Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform, jovago.com, has launched its first iOS app as it hosts successful business fireside chat.

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Lagos, Nigeria, May 3rd, 2016 –Africa’s largest online hotel booking portal, Travel.Jumia.com has officially launched its iOS App, as part of its drive to further transform the way travellers book hotels online using their mobile devices. This is coming as stakeholders gathered to discuss key industry issues at the just concluded Business Fireside Chat which held in Lagos on Friday, 29th of April, 2016.

“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,” said Paul Midy, CEO of Jumia Travel. “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 200,000 hotels around the world at the click of a button. Through Apple devices, travellers can get exclusive deals and offers, view profile pages for listed hotels including pictures, descriptions, locations, facilities and reviews; as well as have access to the best price guarantee on all services anywhere in the world.

Speaking on the launch, Kushal Dutta, Managing Director, Jumia Travel Nigeria said, “At Jumia Travel, we understand that innovation is a priority for every company who wants to lead the technology market which is why we are excited at this new introduction for Apple device users and this is the first of many big things to come.”

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 software bugs.

“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, in Jumia Travel, we want to provide the best hotel booking experience to all the Mobile users in the continent”, added Abdesslam.

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 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. 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. 

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