Kampala, Uganda – Africa’s No.1 hotel booking website, Jovago.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 Jovago.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 Jovago.
“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, Jovago.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 Jovago, 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 Jovago’s hotel clients benefits from their local presence, and commitment to developing both the continental and global travel market.”
“We are glad to be integrated with SiteMinder. It is going to enable Jovago reach more travelers and therefore allow our partner hotels to benefit easily from the flexibility of the site and traffic.” Louis Badea, Country Manager Jovago Uganda.
Jovago 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.
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.
Jovago.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Kampala (Uganda), Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya) and 10 other offices across the continent. Jovago is founded by Africa Internet Group and has Rocket Internet, MTN, Millicom, AXA, Orange and Goldman Sachs as its investors. Jovago.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. Jovago.com has over 25,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.
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