Jovago has signed a white label partnership with Safarilink- Kenya’s Premier safari airline. This will ensure easy access of hotels by travelers booking flights on flysafarilink.com without having to exit the carrier’s website.
This new partnership is in line with the national efforts in promoting local tourism as tourists can now book both their locally destined flights and accommodation on the same website. Safarilink offers a network of domestic services to Kenya’s best tourist destinations including Amboseli, Masai Mara, Samburu, Diani, Lewa Downs, Naivasha, Nanyuki and Lamu, while also connecting to northern Tanzania. The platform, Jovago.com features over 1500 hotels in Kenya, making it convenient and economical for travelers visiting the website to match their flight schedule with preferred accommodation.
Commenting on the partnership, John Buckley the CEO for Safarilink said, “we recognize the demands of the more discerning traveler who prefers to be in control of their booking choices, and with the large amount of content available on the internet, we are keen on providing our customers with increased options of services and not just flights. By partnering with Jovago, we are offering our customers the choice of several hotels on the same website.
As the official partners of Safarilink, Estelle Verdier the Managing Director of Jovago East and Southern Africa is delighted in the fact that the company takes pride in devising products and services that support the growth of tourism in Kenya. A recent study by United Nations World Tourism Organization indicated that about 60% of Travel and Tourism is now taking place online, she noted adding that “more than ever, travelers are looking for convenience; they want to be able to search and book flights and accommodation all at a single click, thus avoid any last minute hassle that could interfere with their trip, be it for business or leisure”
In addition to the scheduled flights, Safarilink also provides chartered flights to customers who may require such services.
As Kenya and the entire Africa embraces the digital migration and the new wave of eCommerce, creating services that answer to specific customer needs will go a long way in bolstering the growth of new and emerging markets.