Nigeria-based fast growing comparison startup, zowasel.com has finally released its hotel comparison portal to help shoppers save time and money.
Zowasel.com announced that from September 15, 2015, it is simplifying hotel-booking process in Nigeria by running simultaneous searches and comparison across more than 30 leading local and international hotel aggregators and booking websites like Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Desiya, Jovago, Agoda, Hotelbooking, HolidayInn, Hotelclub, HotelTravel, lastminutes.com, Best Western, Marriott, Accord Hotel, Venere, HotelBookers, Hotel.com, Booking.com and more.
According to the startup, the user-friendly site will not just empower shoppers to search, compare and book hotels in real time with instant confirmation but also offer saving opportunities of up to 80% on hotel deals across over 5600 hotels in 74 Nigerian cities, as well as cities across the world.
It goes without saying that users now have more choices than ever before, to search, compare and choose hotels based on price, star ratings, amenities and getting detailed map views and photos; all on a single webpage. An instant keyword search on names, addresses and filters on best value narrows down the search features to only select elements.
Speaking on the new release, Mr. Jerry Oche Founder/CEO of zowasel.com stated that, “we are bringing disruptive comparison model to hotel bookings in Nigeria allowing instant real-time search and comparison across hotel booking sites locally and internationally. By comparing aggregators like Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Jovago, Venere, Hotels.com etc., we hope to strategically help accommodation seekers save time and money.
Oche continued, “We think the era of comparison and meta-search has just begun.” Most users, he explained, visit 5 to 10 websites before making a hotel booking so it is likely that at least 50% of online users touch a meta-search site at some point during the booking process.
Finding a perfect hotel on the go is still very challenging so we wanted to make the process ultra-quick. It is easy to get bogged down in review sites, amorphous lists of hotels that all look the same but have massive disparities in offerings.
Simplicity is the key to Zowasel.com. Zowasel has tried to strip everything down to the bare essentials – what most people need to make smart hotel comparison and booking. We’ve done this through things like intuitive design, limiting the number of filters displayed by default and hyper-quick search and comparison.
Oche concluded that, “Nigeria is a huge market with huge potential and we hope to build a breakaway price comparison brand in zowasel.com.”
In addition to allowing users to search for hotel deals, the startup targets search by destination or type; provides listings on what Zowasel considers the “most popular” locations; and logs your shortlist so you don’t have to start searches from scratch.
An experimental plug on Lagos came up with over 1600 hotels categorized by type, user rating, price per night and “compared to typical,” which basically means compared to the same time last year. For instance, the four-star Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel (N53k per night) was listed as 45% cheaper than last year.
The startup also looks to integrate with more local booking sites; independent hotels and hotel chains to further provide a better and richer log of hotel rates in Nigeria.
Zowasel.com provides over 5000 hotel deals whilst comparing well over 1 million hotels across hundreds of aggregators and hotel booking sites from around the world.
Zowasel.com also at launched last year offers best price comparison across shopping; flights and total deals aggregation in Nigeria has now added hotel comparison to its list. To enjoy all these massive discounts save time and money, online shoppers are advised to visit www.zowasel.com to stay up to date with daily deals and discounts on hotels and other products and services.
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