JOVAGO, an online hotel booking platform has announced its new partnership with Tigo where Tigopesa customers will now be able to pay for their accommodation booked on the platform with their Tigopesa account.
According to a statement made available to the Daily News, this comes at a time when integration of m-payments on online booking websites is seen as a crucial aspect in bolstering in the e-tourism industry.
“Africa is definitely moving on to the digital world, as part of this move we want to take in consideration the local market demands and habits, thus structure our strategies in response to the needs,” said the Jovago Managing Director, Ms Estelle Verdier.
This is the 2nd integration of a mobile payment service provider on the booking platform and the partnership allows guests more online convenience and speed in the booking process.
Ms Verdier said the partnership gives the customer yet another option for efficiency on top of the available card payments and pay-onarrival model.