Jumia taking over African internet Group

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One of the best things in this world – in business actually – is to keep expanding your horizons. Spreading your tentacles to reach places you had always dreamt of. This should apply to us all as techies, or any other thing we call ourselves.

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Jumia Travel is an online travel agency providing online hotel reservations across the continent. The company provides accommodations ranging from guest houses to luxury hotels, to meet the growing demand for leisure and business travels from the African middle class. The main office is in Paris, France.

Well, they have decided to move beyond just providing hotel reservations to something bigger and better.

Jumia Travel said it is now offering both domestic and international flights by major airlines in the continent including Arik Air, Dana Air, Medview Airline, South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Fly Dubai, Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia, and Air Seychelles among others.

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Pau Midy, CEO of Jumia Travel says that, “It’s a new step for us as we aim to be the leading African Online Travel Agency, providing best customer experience for the travelers. It is also part of our broader program to create a one stop travel shop providing accommodation, packages, and flights all on the same platform, in a bid to streamline travel in Africa,”

“We want to offer to our customers, all payment options, credit card but also payment in cash or through mobile phone as well as the support of a local customer service  available 24/24” adds Paul Midy.

“Jumia Travel aims at capitalizing on a market that is progressively driving hospitality demand in the continent. With the International Air Transport Association, ‘IATA’ predicting a strong growth of 4.8% in passenger numbers in Africa in the next 5 years, this confirms our strategic commitment to provide infinite travel solutions to travellers,“ he added.

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So now, folks, not just booking hotel reservations now, you can now book flight tickets on Jumia Travel. The service (now available on travel.jumia.com/flights) enables the customers to find, compare, and book flights, as well as buy air tickets online with ease directly from various Airline companies across the world.

This is a very nice expansion, I must say. Kudos to the team.