Online hotel booking website, Jovago.com has launched in Kampala, Uganda as more and more travelers as well as potential investors visit the country.

Kampala’s hotel industry is waking up to online bookings as more and more people connect to the internet using their smartphones and Jovago has stepped in to be the first of it’s kind to launch.

“Uganda is an outstanding country with friendly people and breath-taking landscapes. More and more travelers as well as potential investors are visiting the country and there is huge potential for growth not just for Jovago, but also for the tourism industry and all of our partners.  Being in Kampala close to our customers and hotels with our customer service team shows our willingness to participate in this development and to promote Uganda as the ideal business and leisure travel destination.”  says Louis Badea, Country Manager

This new expansion to Uganda showcases the value Jovago places on reaching all potential travelers and the drive to engage with all the customers across borders, he added.

“We are very proud to announce the expansion of our presence and services in Uganda. We are passionate about the needs of the travelers, with this in mind, we bring our creativity and innovation to the table so that our customers can have a personal touch to everything we do even though the transactions are carried out online.”  Paul Midy, CEO of Jovago

Jovago intends to skip the challenge of getting customers to trust online businesses and getting payments from them through using trusted means like Mobile Money and we predict like their sister companies – Kaymu and Jumia are already doing – that they will partner with MTN Uganda’s Mobile Money service to deliver this experience.

Jovago was founded by Africa Internet Group in 2013, a consortium that’s behind several other successful internet startups including Kaymu, Jumia, HelloFood and Lamudi.

Since its inception in 2013 and the opening of the East African office in Nairobi, Jovago has been steadily expanding with its inventory reaching 25,000 hotels in more than 40 African countries. With ongoing successes in Africa, Jovago aims to accelerate the innovative nature of the hospitality and the hotel industry in the continent.