Kenyan HotelOnline, MTI Investment launch sustainable booking site in Zanzibar – Capital Business

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 – Kenyan digital revenue partner HotelOnline has partnered with MTI Investments to launch a sustainable booking portal in Zanzibar.

The portal will link sustainable tourism with sustainable waste management.

 Joining Sustainable Zanzibar will provide hotels with increased visibility, recognition for their sustainable practices, and access to a large network of booking agents and travelers interested in sustainable tourism.

The portal was initially developed to help travel agents across the world better select hotels that are verified to be using sustainable waste management practices in Zanzibar.

Specifically excluded from the portal are hotels using a waste management service provider engaged in illegal dumping, burning the waste openly, or other unsustainable waste management practices.

HotelOnline was founded by Håvar Bauck and his friend Endre Opdal while visiting Kenya.

The platform offers a turnkey bundle of technology and services to help hotels streamline their operations and significantly increase their revenue by boosting their digital distribution.

They are working with more than 5,000 hotels in 27 African countries. They have processed more than 500,000 bookings so far.

MTI Investment SE is a Nordic investment and venture-building company, founded in 2014 by a team with extensive experience in emerging markets to invest in East African small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) with high value-adding potential.

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