Jumia Travel sets new record with launch of local language service

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07/09/2015- Lagos, NigeriaJumia Travel, Africa’s largest hotel booking portal has hit a new milestone with the unveiling of its local languages translation service.

Travel.Jumia.com which features Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa translations offers users a chance to learn Nigerian local languages interactively and increases the ease with which hotel rooms are booked via the mobile app and website in three simple steps.

The company which marked its second year anniversary activities with the grand launch of its Android mobile application, ‘Hotels Booking’, in over 40 countries around the world, provides customers who visit the website the convenience of booking hotels in their native dialects at the click of a button.

Speaking on the success of the launch, Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director, Jumia Travel Nigeria said, “Our core mission at Jumia Travel right now is to simplify the way customers use the internet to engage in online transactions which is why we are excited to introduce the local language translations. This way booking hotels becomes fun.”

With Nigeria recording 200-percent increase in internet users between 2009 and 2013, market observers are of the view that the full-scale introduction of easy-access facilities such as the local language translation service by Jumia Travel across the country will drive the wider adoption of digital services.

A survey carried out by the group found that 92 per cent of Nigerians who booked hotel on Jumia Travel were satisfied with the speed of the booking experience.

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About Jumia Travel

Travel.Jumia.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as investors. Travel.Jumia.com, Africa’s No.1 booking website, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services. Jumia Travel has over 25,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.

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