About Us

We get out of bed with a purpose – to develop people and tourism in Africa

About Us

The Online (R)evolution

EasyOTA develops and maintains booking engines and systems for multiple leading businesses in Africa including the region’s fastest-growing OTA – Tripindigo – as well as Airlines, Hotels, Car hire, Transfer operators, Experience / Activity providers, and Tour Operators / Destination Management Companies/ Travel Agents.

Efficiently. Safely. Securely.

Matthew Bell (Matt) | Founder | Tech Lead

Matthew is the visionary, having worked in East Africa for many years, he came to appreciate the challenges around moving toward the online space for the Safari and Adventure Industry in Africa. What began with a drive from London to the Tanzanian coast after graduating as a technology engineer and designer, became a quest to make it easier for anybody to go on safari.

Marc Dhalliun | Founder | Business Dev

Marc’s background lies in Marketing Leadership for a multinational leisure and hospitality group. In his travels into the world of safari he realized just how old fashioned and behind the times the industry was in its distribution and booking processes.

Natalia Merere | Customer Service

A highly effective customer service agent, Natalia has been responsible for most of the 5* service ratings we have received for our sister business Tripindigo. Versatile, Natalia leads one of our largest customer portfolios, managing the business’ resources to bring out the best for our business and traveler customers alike.

Willem Kuipers | Creative Strategist

Willem does not know how to retire! After decades building successful businesses globally, Willem followed his heart and invested in the Tanzanian tourism industry, building up the highly niched and successful Kili Villa brand. As an owner, none is more aware of the need for the Adventure Travel and Safari industry to modernize and align itself with capable and current technologies. Willem serves as a director and guiding beacon with in-depth knowledge and pragmatic vision.

Godfrey Maliwanga (Mal)

Studied Innovation Management. His love for people and travel brought him to the EasyOTA group. 

 

Matthew Bell (Matt) | Founder | Tech Lead

Matthew is the visionary, having worked in East Africa for many years, he came to appreciate the challenges around moving toward the online space for the Safari and Adventure Industry in Africa. What began with a drive from London to the Tanzanian coast after graduating as a technology engineer and designer, became a quest to make it easier for anybody to go on safari.

Marc Dhalliun | Founder | Business Dev

Marc’s background lies in Marketing Leadership for a multinational leisure and hospitality group. In his travels into the world of safari he realized just how old fashioned and behind the times the industry was in its distribution and booking processes.

Natalia Merere | Customer Service

A highly effective customer service agent, Natalia has been responsible for most of the 5* service ratings we have received for our sister business Tripindigo. Versatile, Natalia leads one of our largest customer portfolios, managing the business’ resources to bring out the best for our business and traveler customers alike.

Willem Kuipers | Creative Strategist

Willem does not know how to retire! After decades building successful businesses globally, Willem followed his heart and invested in the Tanzanian tourism industry, building up the highly niched and successful Kili Villa brand. As an owner, none is more aware of the need for the Adventure Travel and Safari industry to modernize and align itself with capable and current technologies. Willem serves as a director and guiding beacon with in-depth knowledge and pragmatic vision.

Godfrey Maliwanga (Mal)

Studied Innovation Management. His love for people and travel brought him to the EasyOTA group. 

 

Who We Are

Background

Co-Founder Matthew Bell lived in Tanzania and travelled extensively for 6 years pre-2010. He often wondered why it was difficult as an independent traveler to book flights, find necessary information, manage the logistics, and make bookings on-line, often having to depend on travel agents.

In 2006, Matt founded Receptionbook.com, a hotel reservation and property management system (PMS). In 2013 he co-founded Flyezee.com, the region’s first and only flight ticket aggregation platform.

Marc Dhalluin was a frequent visitor to Tanzania with his family, visiting the National Parks, Islands and beaches. He too was frustrated with having to depend on agents to make bookings, not easily being able to find the right flights, hotels and how to connect the two. After all, in most other destinations, including remote ones such as Patagonia, the Magellan Straits region it was simple to research and book one’s own itinerary.

A chance meeting in London in 2014, and they realised that together they had something to offer the region, help develop its local tourism businesses by making the booking of travel products and services much easier.

And so, they conceived what is today EasyOTA, a technology platform designed for developing markets in the e-commerce context: a platform for businesses to increase their direct sales, with more efficiency than through only paid distribution networks. Together with their team, Marc and Matthew share the dream of enabling at zero cost, 100 emerging local SMEs, bringing them into the world of internet marketing and driving demand for their products and services.

We're here to help!

Office

Impalala DSTV Building
Saba Saba Road
Arusha, Tanzania

Email

consult@easyota.com

Call Us

Tanzania

+255 (0) 766 796 685

UK

+44 (0) 20 8133 3424