Jumia Travel partners with SiteMinder to introduce seamless online distribution for hotels

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Lagos, Nigeria Africa’s No.1 hotel booking website, Travel.Jumia.com, has announced its partnership with the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, to mark its first time enabling seamless online distribution for hotel clients. The agreement enlists Travel.Jumia.com among the more than 300 channels integrated with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager and means mutual hotel clients can now seamlessly update their inventory and room rates to the booking portal.

“As the leading channel management provider for hotels globally, partnering with SiteMinder was an obvious decision,” says Eduard Posthumus Meyjes, global head of revenue management at Jumia Travel.

“We aim to bring top-notch technology to our hotel partners across all our markets in Africa and SiteMinder offers the right technology to grow our supply of real-time bookable inventory for our customers.”

As the No. 1 and fastest-growing OTA in Africa, Travel.Jumia.com’s partnership with SiteMinder creates massive opportunity for its large client base of hotels to reach and attract guests, and increase both occupancy and revenue in return.

Lisa Horne, general manager – South Africa at SiteMinder, says, “We are very happy to partner with Jumia Travel, providing our hotel customers yet another channel to market their inventory and availability through. We are particularly proud to provide the first channel management solution that integrates with this on-demand hotel booking platform in Africa. Each of Jumia Travel’s hotel clients benefits from their local presence, and commitment to developing both the continental and global travel market.”

Hotel managers whose properties are listed on Travel.Jumia.com say they are excited about the opportunities the website’s partnership with SiteMinder will bring.

“We have already seen a 15-25% increase in sales and the potential for more traffic in business is even higher, which is testament to the quality of service Travel.Jumia.com offers to hotels and the benefits its integration with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager brings,” says Sally Mwasaru, e-sales manager at Prideinn Paradise Beach Resort and Spa in Kenya.

And Kushal Dutta, Managing Director of Jumia Travel Nigeria believes this is “an innovative step forward.”

Jumia Travel launched an extranet application for its hotel clients earlier this year, allowing them to reach operational excellence with the online channel by giving hotel managers real-time access to, and control over, their room rates and inventory.

The booking portal says an integration with the market’s leading channel management solution was the logical next step, to offer its hotel clients value-added services.

About SiteMinder

As the leading cloud platform for hotels, SiteMinder allows hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. We serve hotels of all sizes with award-winning solutions for independents and groups alike, wherever they are in the world.

SiteMinder’s products include The Channel Manager, the industry’s leading online distribution platform; TheBookingButton, a wholly-branded booking engine for direct bookings via the web, mobile or social; Canvas, the intelligent website creator for independent hoteliers; and GDS by SiteMinder, a single-point of entry to a six-figure network of travel agents and the world’s major GDSs. With more than 20,000 hotel customers and 400 of the industry’s top connectivity providers as our partners, today we have presence in more than 160 countries on six continents.

About Jumia Travel

Jumia Travel is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya) and 10 other offices accross the continent. Jumia Travel is 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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