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Tanzanian hotel website now the world’s biggest

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Alpha, Jul 15, 2011.

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    Alpha JF-Expert Member

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    [TD="class: bigheding3, align: left"]TANZANIAN HOTEL WEBSITE NOW THE WORLD’S BIGGEST[/TD]
    [TD="class: bigheding1, align: left"]Industry: Hotels [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [TD="align: left"][​IMG]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. It’s 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 don’t 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 Tanzanian’s, 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? Let’s hope so!


    Good for TZ!!!!

    Tripadvisor only has 280 hotels? I don't believe that.
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    scotty New Member

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    Well, TripAdvisor has a lot more hotels in the world than this site, but they only have 280 listed in Tanzania "Tanzania Hotels: On TripAdvisor, find traveler reviews, candid photos, and cheap prices for 280 hotels in Tanzania."
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    Alpha this is really news to me... Had absolutely no idea.... Thank you.
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    NB: while excited usisahau kuangalia u-uhuni hapa!

    [h=2]Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge - Impala Group of Hotels[/h]

    Kenya / Central / Aberdares / Aberdares National Park

    Nestled between Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro, Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge is located within a lush coffee plantation, 140 acres, with natural streams flowing through the property, from Mt Meru. The lush vegetation and the magnificent views of the snow capped Mt Kilimanjaro and the looming Mt Meru, right in front of the lodge, is an absolutely awesome sight. This lodge is ideally located between Arusha town and Kilimanjaro International Airport, 27 km either way. On arrival, the guests will be inspired by the grandiose architecture blending in with the lush vegetation of the surrounding area, tastefully furnished reception areas, heart warming welcome smiles to meet you and inimitable warm Tanzanian hospitality. There are twin reception areas to accommodate simultaneous check in for both individuals and groups. Water gushing under the floor boards, coming down from Mt Meru, gives them a very unique charm. The hotel has 139 rooms including: 30 chalets with 60 rooms, 72 rooms in the main building, 7 presidential suites. Accommodating up to 350 guests, all rooms have spacious en suite bathrooms, telephones and most of them have Jacuzzi's. The luxury rooms comprise of spacious beds, with some rooms having a magnificent view of both Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. All the rooms have mini bars, satellite TV's, tea/coffee making facilities, safe deposit lockers. Some rooms can comfortably accommodate disabled guests and are close to the reception and public areas. Special Touch Planning to host an event? Our professional Food & Beverages team will add that special touch. From corporate seminars to elaborate functions or wedding celebrations to small meetings, you have come to the right place! Victoria Conference Room Accommodates up to 600 people and has simultaneous translating facilities Meru Conference Room Accommodates up to 400 people Maasai Board Room Accommodates up to 40 people and is ideal for small seminars and meetings Business Center This is with the internet cafe and offers secretarial facilities. Activities 9 hole golf course, Health club and fully equipped gym, 2 tennis courts, Badminton court, Swimming pool, Toddlers pool, Children's play area, Indoor board games. Tour Desk Excursions can be organized to the nearby Arusha National Park, There are professional guides in house to arrange a tour of the coffee farm and give an insight to agro-tourism. Visits to the nearby traditional village and homesteads. Special Events Weddings, Outdoor catering, Theme lunches and dinners, Bush breakfasts, and lunches, Traditional dances, Live entertainment

    [h=2]Contact Details for Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge[/h]
    Postal Address:
    P. O. Box 7302 Arusha TanzaniaTel:
    +255 (0)222 600 259

    Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Aberdares, Kenya (Central) angalia u uhuni hapa!
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    Happy to know it
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    A Tanzanian Lodge Was Just Named The Best Hotel In The World
    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/singi...#ixzz1RlciHinZ

    Flickr 上 Singita Game Reserves 的 Singita Faru Faru Lodge

    Travel + Leisure just declared Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania' Serengeti National Park to be the best hotel in the world.

    It received a score of 98.44 out of 100 on a list based on reader surveys.

    The hotel, which is made up of two lodges and a tent camp, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.

    It is located on the migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest, providing guests with incredible photo opportunities from their bedroom windows.

    Despite its remote location, Singita's guests are treated to five-star service and accommodations.

    Rooms in the tents and villas start at around $1,095 per person per night; rates include daily game drives, food, and drink

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/singi...#ixzz1RlciGk1a

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    Good News.