Momondo expands into Africa

INTERNET

-
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Momondo expands into Africa

Denmark-based travel search engine, Momondo has joined forces with Kenya-based Nation Media Group [NMG] to launch TwendeTwende, East and Central Africa’s first metasearch engine for flights and hotels.  

TwendeTwende, which means: “Let’s go. Let’s go” in Swahili, is an English-language site that enables users in the region to search for travel across more than 700 online travel agencies (OTA’s) and airline websites as well as over 400,000 hotels worldwide - including around 300 hotels, resorts, and lodges in East Africa alone - to secure the best flight and hotel deals both in the region and beyond.  

The site also features destination articles, accommodation news, and travel deals.

The Kenya-based site’s launch will be followed by travel search services for Uganda (co.ug domain) and Tanzania (co.tz domain) in the coming months.

Ann Gitao, Nation Media Group’s Marketing Director, says the timing is right to launch the new travel search and information service. “Our consumer-facing websites now draw close to 50 million page views and five million unique users per month and Internet access and air travel has been improving significantly, in the past 18 months".



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INTERNET NEWS

Kenya Defence Forces Twitter account hacked

The Twitter account of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been infiltrated by hacking group dubbed #Anonymous (@Anon_0*03). Read More

Malawi to run 1st online recruitment site

Malawi has launched an online recruitment site, ‘Myjobo.com’, providing free job ads and job searching.   Read More

SEACOM plans continent-wide initiatives for its Foundation Day

On 23 July 2014, Pan-African telecom enabler SEACOM will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its commercial launch, by donating time and providing support to communities that need assistance across the countries where it does business. Read More

NAPAfrica celebrates new peak at 15Gbps

Michele McCann NAPAfrica, describing itself as Africa’s most successful neutral peering exchange, has reached a record-breaking peak of 15Gbps. Read More

BICS POP in SA to increase reach into Africa

BICS, global provider of international connectivity and interoperability services, has established a point-of-presence (POP) in Johannesburg to offer its operator customers assured quality of interconnect for traffic exchange in Africa. Read More

Liquid Telecom connects Siaya County with $2 million internet cable project

Liquid Telecom Kenya (LTK) Africa’s leading data, voice and IP provider, is installing a $2 million fiber optic network in Siaya County. Read More

Education industry still a victim of inferior Wi-Fi

The education and academic sectors are still wasting money on inferior Wi-Fi solutions that simply don’t meet the needs of students, says UC-Wireless. Read More

Digital publishing: Ghana, Africa lagging behind

Although internet usage in Africa has grown by a whopping 3 606%, compared to the world average of 566%, the continent’s digital publishing industry is still underdeveloped and lagging behind, due to quite a number of obstacles. Read More

Hospitality losing business due to WiFi

A third of leisure travellers and two-thirds of business guests refuse to return to a venue with unreliable or non-existent Wi-Fi, a new NETGEAR study shows. Read More

Saltside Technologies behind Ghana’s number one classified platform

The number one classified listings site in Ghana, Tonaton.com is growing at 300 per cent, according to parent company Saltside Technologies.   Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

Widening ICT skills gap: Cause for concernWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern

Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.

IN DEPTH

Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.

COMPANY NEWS

How the cloud can power entrepreneurship and urbanisation in Africa

Cloud computing is not only fundamentally changing the way business operates, it is also driving a new wave of job creation opportunities, says SAP Africa.