KARACHI ( TARIQ REPORT )
Online hotel booking website Jovago – www.jovago.com – has announced the launch of its services in Myanmar and Bangladesh. This expansion builds on the company’s success in fast-growing markets, where there is a high unsatisfied demand for new online solutions. Jovago has already become the leading hotel booking platform in Africa. In Asia, Jovago launched in 2014 in Pakistan.
Jovago’s expansion is a direct response to the growing demand of tourism and need for online hotel bookings. Paul Midy, CEO of Jovago.com adds, “Our experience in Pakistan taught us that despite numerous challenges, now is a good time to set foot in these markets, since the tourism sector is determined to evolve.”
In both Myanmar and Bangladesh, the tourism industry has stagnated in recent years. However, this does not dampen Jovago’s ambitions for the two countries.
“Myanmar and Bangladesh have shown great potential in the tourism sector. We are very confident that our presence can give the industry an added boost in each of these markets,” explains Midy. “Locals, tourists and expats will also profit from the new service, as it simplifies the hotel searching and booking process. Jovago can be a key player for the travellers who want to visit the country.”
Jovago will establish their local presence in July 2015 with a full customer service team in both Myanmar and Bangladesh. The company will also be joining parent company Asia Pacific Internet Group, who operates several other companies in these two countries.The expansion is at a time of record growth, well reflected through the corporate partnership with Ooredoo and Rocket Internet, as well as with numerous hotel partners in emerging market in Africa and Pakistan.