Nairobi, 9 March 2016 – Africa’s No. 1 hotel booking website, Jovago.com, has launched Jovago Extranet App, a mobile application that aims at giving more flexibility and independence to hotel managers. “Jovago wants to give the best international standards of the hotel industry and the latest technologies to all our Hotel partners, we want to democratize these new tools for all our partners and make their job easier”, said Paul Midy, CEO of Jovago.
The Android App will enable Hotel managers to confirm new reservations, see and search through all reservations, change rates for any time period and change room availability for any time period. They will also see customer reviews, confirm guest check in and get some unique stats about hotel performance, all this at their convenient time. This will create a better experience for both the hotel and the Jovago customer.
Jovago.com ensures that its inventory of 25,000 hotels in Africa is accessible to customers online, by tapping on today’s technology. For instance, with insightful data provided by the company, a hotel manager will easily know the pricing of his competitors, thus making informed decisions on how to remain competitive.
“Hotels on Jovago benefit from focused local marketing reach in Africa, generating business they could not tap into otherwise. We want to empower these partners to get the best out of working with us,” says Eduard Meyjes, Head of Revenue Management, Jovago. He adds that “Phone communication can be challenging in Africa. With the app, hotels can make fast and reliable changes exactly when they want to. Especially smaller hotels can now benefit from smart tools that were only available to larger hotel chains before.”
First feedback is positive: “The App is well designed and is user friendly. It works well with Android devices and I can access it 24/7 from anywhere. It is a game changer for hotel revenue managers. It gives them the ability to make decisions on the go to fit into the dynamic world of the online shopper. This I believe will translate into better returns and will save on time.” said Eugene Too, Revenue Manager of the Panari Hotel.
Following the launch of the Extranet mobile application, Jovago.com is now working towards unveiling the Web version of the App, to further improve user experience for potential customers. As a leading online hotel-booking website, Jovago.com is simply a one-stop-shop for hotels when it comes to their online marketing and operations.