Our guest this week is Marek Zmyslowski. Marek is the cofounder of Jumia Travel (formerly Jovago) and HotelOga. HotelOga is a hotel management system which enables hotels in Africa to have their own booking engine, websites and customer relationship management system.

Earlier this year, HotelOga merged with Savanna Sunrise, another travel and hospitality marketing company based in Kenya.

Prior to starting HotelOga, Marek was the Managing Director at Jovago one of Rocket Internet companies in Africa

Marek was born and grew up in Poland, where he founded two startups. He now calls Nigeria home, and he is making a big bet on the future growth of the continent.

In this interview, we discuss Marek’s journey into startup ecosystem and Africa. How Jovago grew to over 20,000 hotels in Africa. How Jovago grew to over 20,000 hotels in Africa. His view about how to start and scale internet businesses in the continent.

We also discussed the future of the online travel agencies in Africa, in a wider context of how online aggregators shape fragmented market.

 

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