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SPOTS.NG – OPENING NIGERIA AND AFRICA TO THE WORLD

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SPOTS.NG – OPENING NIGERIA AND AFRICA TO THE WORLD

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by Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Nov 22, 2016

Spots.ng – come on, say it with us slowly: S-P-O-T-S.N-G There, a name that will shake up tourism in Nigeria, and redefine travel, discovery and fun. What is it? In a short time, at hotels.ng, we have overhauled the entire hotel booking and travel system in Nigeria, swapping cumbersomeness for ease, reliability and efficiency. In a move... Read More

Building the next generation of developers

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by Yemi Johnson

Nov 17, 2016

Close your eyes for a minute and picture this: A few years from now, you take a stroll in Yaba, the beating heart of the Nigerian tech space, and the characteristic colour and vibe is drained out –a depressing and gloomy array of grey tech firms in its place, name placards are dropping off, and... Read More

First product out of Hotels.ng internship program: A universal locations API for e-commerce companies

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by Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Nov 8, 2016

Hotels.ng recently embarked on an ambitious program: to start a fully paid and fully remote software development internship in Nigeria. 170 interns registered for the program which was targeted at building aspiring developers for the real world and from the first day they faced intense training, both theoretical and practical. The first product to come... Read More

The Quest to Boost The Local Supply of Software Developers in Nigeria

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by Solomon

Sep 21, 2016

In the middle of August, Mark sent out a tweet, calling for anyone interested to sign up for the Hotels.ng remote internship program for software developers. The invite was open to literally anyone, whether they had a tech background or not. Only requirement: you know the drill by now. Soon afterwards, a number of persons... Read More

INTERVIEW: African Founders Need to Bootstrap Before Seeking VC Funding – Milly Dubouchet

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by Solomon

Sep 14, 2016

Over the last three months, we had Milly Dubouchet here at Hotels.ng as part of her Africa Business Fellowship program. I had a sit down with her on her last day at the office two weeks ago and she spoke about her time here in Lagos, the African start up culture and her projections for... Read More

We Took a Look At How Nigerians Are Booking Hotels, And Found Some Interesting Things

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by justin

Jun 16, 2016

This year, we are seeing spikes in hotel booking behavior all over the country that are a little divergent from the established patterns from previous years and we decided to peer a little closer at the numbers. Generally, Nigerian hotel bookers are booking their favorite hotels as usual in relatively the same pattern that they have, but some... Read More

How to Make Startup Tables – Seun Akinboni

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by Solomon

Apr 25, 2016

The Startup table is getting quite popular lately, as more and more companies are adopting it as part of the set up for their interior furniture. Where it is common in corporate establishments to find staff huddled in cubicles and top tier management holed up behind sprawling tables with an ebony sheen, Startups are redefining... Read More

Photos of Our New Office Space

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by justin

Aug 28, 2015

Boom.  Our office is pretty cool, if we do say so ourselves – but you don’t have to take our word for it – even Techpoint thinks so too!   Hello, World! The office building itself is distinct enough that we expect it would become a landmark pretty soon, and I have found myself giving driving instructions... Read More

Hotels.ng’s Machine Learning Hackathon: 50% of All No-shows Predicted Accurately!

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by justin

Aug 14, 2015

Hotels.ng held a hackathon on Saturday, the first of August. About 30 people showed up to hack on an interesting problem: can we predict which users are going to cancel a hotel booking? Are there criteria or things that somehow influence the decision to cancel a hotel booking? Hotel booking no-shows are expensive for hotels for the... Read More

Hotels.ng Just Got Funded! – Here’s What We’re Planning Next

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by justin

May 27, 2015

We are constantly improving Hotels.ng. This is what we do everyday. It’s our full-time job and our responsibility to our users. Usually these improvements are a series of small changes and updates to our platform or our approach to customer service (social media included). Some of these changes are so small they go unnoticed by all but... Read More