Hotels.ng, an online travel agency (OTA) that specialises in hotel bookings within Nigeria, disclosed last week it’ll launch a new product today. The product, it stated, has the “potential to challenge the status quo and bring an interesting race to the online booking market in Nigeria.”
The company has now officially announced the launch of the product: an online flight booking service. The service is aimed at providing more value to its customers, and travellers alike.
Customers who use Hotels.ng to search and book hotels within Nigeria wouldn’t have to go elsewhere to make travel arrangements. Right on the same platform, they can search, compare and book flights to their destinations.
As for those looking to travel outside the country and those looking to come in, the Hotels.ng flight booking service offers them access to affordable flights to their destinations as well. All they need do is search, compare and book!
Mark Essien, the company’s CEO described the inclusion of affordable flight solutions as a move that provides more value to travellers and Hotels.ng users, and a natural and logical diversification that will help to consolidate the company’s presence in Nigeria.
“The addition of the flight feature is a logical next step for us as it helps our users do more on just one platform. Now, in addition to booking affordable hotels, they can make affordable flight reservations and bookings on the same Hotels.ng platform that users have come to trust. For us, this new feature reaffirms us as a competitive player in the Nigerian Online Travel Agency (OTA) industry,” he said.
The flight booking service, together with the recently launched Spots.ng, a platform that lists places of interest and attraction within the country, helps the startup to showcase Nigeria to the world, and grow local tourism.
In the coming weeks, new updates will be added to the flight booking service in order to meet users’ needs and to establish Hotels.ng as an all-inclusive OTA in Nigeria.