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It's about one month to christmas and the spirit of festivity and celebration is already in the air. Trips back to our homes and villages, shopping for friends and family, weddings and engagement parties everywhere, the list is endless. Somehow, no matter where you are, it is necessary to have a ...

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There are some competitions one should not bother with, like competing with the 'BIG FISH' in the industry who already have a larger market share. Most of these hotels do not necessarily have to do a lot of marketing as their identities attract customers easily. For certains reasons suc ...

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Ramadan is a period of fasting for muslims from dawn and sunset after which the Eid-el-Fitri is celebrated.They cannot eat, drink or smoke but are to pray and be involved in charity work. Hotels must be cautious in order to prevent wastage of food as well as meet the needs of the guests.Iftar is when ...

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'We are here to make money', we hoteliers often say but forget that a lot is expected from us when our guests leave their homes to lodge in our rooms for whatever reason. We cannot import everything to use in our hotels quite alright but it is important that we always source for what makes ou ...

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Inventory is very important for better management of your facility as it helps you plan better for your hotel. It helps you check when your par levels are going low which can affect operations negatively resulting in poor customer service, unsatisfied guests and low profitability. It helps identify l ...

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It is always good to prepare properly for your weekend guests to achieve high profit in all departments. Always remember that weekends usually start slow but ends up very busy in most cases. Guests like to stay in bed a little longer then usual and then suddenly realise that breakfast will be over by ...

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Being a fast and very demanding industry, it is very easy to get so carried away with pleasing the guests and making money and actually forgeting the people who make things happen. Your employees are as important as the guests you are taking care of. It's more like a reverse strategy; your plan i ...

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Training is one very important aspect of improving service delivery in any organisation, including hotels but most times it is neglected as a result of too much pressure from work or lack of interest on the part of managers. It may cost a lot of money or no money at all, depending on the level or typ ...

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Valentine's Day is around the corner and many people are looking for ways to make their loved ones feel very special, even though it falls on a tuesday. The question is, what should your valentine package be like? It's time for hotels to make good money from sales, rooms, food and beverage ou ...

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Have you seen the different colours and sizes of Christmas trees in shops, homes, banks, hospitals and even on the streets? There is a snow man at the Palms shopping mall, lightings in the shapes of reindeers along many streets, Christmas carols playing on radio stations, sounds of our local ...

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Out of much curiosity, we finally found ourselves at the Radisson Blu Anchorage which happens to be the talk of the town in the hospitality industry. It has emerged as a business hub and as well as a threat to many other hotels on the island until intercontinental hotel opens next year. Doing ...

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What plans have you got for Christmas? Four Points by Sheraton is promising cheap room rates, a ride with Santa Claus and his reindeer and lots of food and drink. As recommended by a colleague, if you get tired of the live band at the Office bar or watching a match at the Adrenalin bar or even taking ...

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