The internationals online accommodation reservation platform, Booking.com, has had a good run in Africa. Recording over 23,700 unique stays across the continent; despite the fact, there are current travel advisories cautioning travelers to avoid certain parts of the continent. The continent also receives tourists on a season basis, following the seasonality of wildlife activities.
“We’re pleased with the growth that we’ve seen in Africa in recent years and are looking forward to continuing to developer our business across the continent,” said Joost Vermeulen, the Regional Manager of Booking.com in the Middle East and Africa.
Vermeulen further reveals that following the opening of their first office in Cape Town SA, back in 2007, Booking.com has recording surging customers demand. Leading to the opening of more offices across Africa; two in SA (Johannesburg and Cape Town), two in Morocco (Marrakech and Casablanca), one in Kenya (Nairobi) and one in Ghana (Accra). In total, Booking.com employs about 100 staff.
Booking.com started off with just a few properties enlisted on their site. Currently, they have over 23,700 unique stays for customers who can book accommodation located across the continent. From conveniently-located city …read more