Jovago Announces Myanmar Expansion

Jovago.com continues its expansion in Asia with the commencement of its activities in Myanmar. The launch is scheduled to take place at Orchid Hotel on the 3rd of December in Yangon.

03 DECEMBER 2015, YANGON, MYANMAR
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Jovago.com continues its expansion in Asia with the commencement of its activities in Myanmar. The launch is scheduled to take place at Orchid Hotel on the 3rd of December in Yangon. This expansion is focused on promoting Myanmar as a destination for locals who are yet to discover the magic in their environment.

December 3rd, 2015 - Present in over 40 African countries and in 2 Asian countries, Jovago - the first hotel booking online site in Africa has announced the opening of its third office in Asia and seventeenth in the world. This new expansion confirms the Jovago strategy to expands operations and presence in Asia with a local presence in order to reach and meet the needs of all travelers. With a vibrant society, from beautiful natural landscape and large cultural heritage offering great opportunities for tourism and for business , Myanmar has many assets to make.

Myanmar is a great country with breathtaking scenery and hospitable people . There is a strong demand by locals and foreigners to discover the entire country and Jovago wants to be a solution. The potential of Myanmar is huge, not only for Jovago but for the tourism industry and all our hotel partners " said Paul Midy, CEO of Jovago.

This will be an interesting solution for hotels that have insufficient visibility as Jovago provides a great platform to increase their visibility, improve service quality, facilitate the movement of travelers to the country and promote profitability for their businesses. The aim is for Jovago to become associated to travelling in the minds of the Myanmar population and Jovago intends to be the easy way for them to enjoy their holiday and enjoy the richness and beauty of their country.

Jovago targets local population in emerging markets. There is not very much on offer for local people who want to discover their own country. This situation provides Jovago with a lot of potential to grow, boost Myanmar touristically and become the biggest online hotel booking portal...” said Hugo Schleicher, Managing Director for Jovago Myanmar. He continues by explaining that “since the Myanmar people stay in Myanmar through many seasons, Jovago is capable of helping them to discover their own country.” Abdesslam Benzitouni, Director of Public Relations Jovago says that “today we have 250 hotels partners and we want to reach the 11,500 hotels by next year. We want to be a key player for tourism in Myanmar to promote new destinations and make trips easy and accessible in the four corners of the country"

Since its inception in 2013 and opened its first offices in Africa, Jovago has been growing steadily , its large inventory lists 25,000 hotels in over 40 African countries and 200,000 hotels worldwide . With its ongoing success , Jovago aims to accelerate the innovation of its digital services to the hospitality industry on the emerging countries.

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About Jovago

Jovago.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal), Karachi (Pakistan), Yangon (Myanmar) founded by Asia Pacific Internet Group and has Rocket Internet and Ooredoo as investors. Jovago.com, Africa’s and Pakistan’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 Asia and over 200,000 hotels around the world.

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The Asia Pacific Internet Group (http://www.asiapacificinternetgroup.com) is a joint venture of Rocket Internet and Ooredoo. The group’s network consists of 17 e-commerce and online marketplace companies, operating across 15 countries. Since it was founded in 2014, APACIG has become the leading online platform in Asia, building top internet companies in the region.

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