[TABLE] [TR] [TD="class: bigheding3, align: left"]TANZANIAN HOTEL WEBSITE NOW THE WORLDS BIGGEST[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD="class: bigheding1, align: left"]Industry: Hotels [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD="align: left"]When booking a holiday abroad, most travellers will check popular websites such as TripAdvisor and may look for prices with well known businesses such as Expedia, Agoda or Hotels.com. But these sites may no longer be the first stop for travellers heading to Tanzania. (TRAVPR.COM) TANZANIA - July 15th, 2011 - Hotels.co.tz, launched in April 2011 has just added their 350th hotel a fantastic landmark after being up and running for just three and a half months. Their nearest competitor, TripAdvisor, has just 280 hotels listed. In addition, hotels.co.tz is making great strides towards dominating the search engines so that people searching for hotels in Tanzania will naturally come to the website. Already ranked in position 1 in Google for Tanzania, and position 2 in Google.com for the phrase Tanzania Hotels the website is receiving thousands of visitors every month and sending scores of bookings every day (for free) to a wide range of hotels - from small guest houses to large resorts. For such a new website to already be beating out large companies, who have massive marketing teams and budgets, is an impressive achievement in itself. Scott Bowler, Marketing Director of hotels.co.tz says This is just the beginning; we want the website to have well over 1,000 hotels listed and to be generating tens of thousands of enquiries every month. Our unique business model means that it costs the hotels nothing to generate these bookings. Its a no-brainer for the hotels to be listed, keeping us ahead of the competition. This type of innovation and business acumen is showing that Tanzanian businesses can lead the way online and give established companies a run for their money. Their plans dont just stop with Tanzania they have just launched http://www.findhotels.co.ke and are planning to do the same for Kenya that they have done for Tanzania. So who was lucky number 350? Bahari Beach, located in Dar Es Salaam. Owned by the globally recognised brand Laico, you can find out more about this fantastic beach hotel by visiting their profile page: Bahari Beach. It is an exciting time for the hotel industry in Tanzania, and no doubt the future is bright, with companies such as hotels.co.tz leading the way online. Innovation is the key for businesses to compete in a global market and with a new generation of Tanzanians, who are increasingly computer literate, a new wave of ideas and creation are sure to rock the continent, and indeed the world. Could this be the beginning of an online revolution in Tanzanian? Lets hope so! [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] TANZANIAN HOTEL WEBSITE NOW THE WORLDS BIGGEST Good for TZ!!!! Tripadvisor only has 280 hotels? I don't believe that.