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Trump Organization to Go Budget Friendly With ‘American Idea’ Hotel Chain

On the campaign trail, President Trump’s children rolled through dozens of small towns across the country, reveling in the adoration of the crowds. But they were less enamored of the budget-friendly hotels along the way, an assortment of run-of-the-mill offerings that were barely distinguishable from one another. That led to a business idea. On Monday, the Trump Organization announced plans for a new three-star hotel chain with a patriotic flair, echoing President Trump’s campaign slogan about putting America first and reflecting the organization’s promise to enter into new deals only in the United States. The intention is to differentiate the chain, called American Idea, by featuring artifacts of American culture in the hotels, such as an old Coca-Cola machine in the lobby or American-made sundries in the rooms. And while the Trump Organization and its business partner say the down-market move is not about politics, the president’s business is inherently viewed through that lens: The chain will make its debut in little-known towns in Mississippi, a state in the heart of Trump country that favored him over Hillary Clinton by a margin of 18 percentage points. The organization’s business partner in Mississippi is a family-owned hotel company whose co-owner met […]

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Ethiopia Airlines Renegotiating Management Contract for Arik Air with FG

Article from THISDAY newspapers – https://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2017/06/ethiopia-airlines-renegotiating-management-contract-for-arik-air-with-fg/ After few months of prevarication, THISDAY can authoritatively report that the Ethiopia Airlines has been negotiating management contract for Arik Air, which was taken over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in February this year owing to the debts owed it by the owners of the airline. Do you need a world class website for your business or oganization? Do you need help with online marketing? Click here THISDAY learnt that Ethiopia Airlines has sent delegation twice in the last two months to Abuja to discuss with the federal government and the Nigerian government had also sent a delegation to Addis Ababa. The focus of the management contract is that Ethiopian Airline will take full management of the airline and also provide technical support. What this means is that the East African airline will have to second some of its ma nagement and technical staff to Nigeria and also code-share with Arik and kick-start some of the international routes, suspended by the receiver manager, when AMCON took over the management of the airline. THISDAY learnt that the initial plan when AMCON took over Arik Air was to hand over the airline to […]

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Shell-Nigeria pledges support for Lagos Ibile Oil and Gas project

The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo), has pledged to support the Lagos State Ibile Oil and Gas project, as well as ensure regular gas supply to the light-up-Lagos project. Mr Bayo Ojulari, the Managing Director, SNEPCo, made this pledge when he visited the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, on Tuesday at Ikeja, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the State Government on May 15, inaugurated the Ibile Oil and Gas Corporation (IOGC), as a business arm of the state in the oil and gas industry. Ojulari lauded the State Government for its massive infrastructure projects, aimed at hastening the state economic development. ”We recognise the successes that have been made in the areas of human capacity, infrastructure development, model city agenda, security, as well as making Lagos easy and safe for business. ”We are here to reaffirm our support and commitment to ensure regular gas supply to the light-up Lagos project, so as to make the state safe for all. ”It is also a real pride to see Lagos State take up this initiative of establishing the Ibile Oil and Gas company. ”We are promising to provide all the needed support from […]

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Gambian Airline commences flights into Lagos

The Gambia’s new national carrier, Fly Mid Africa has put an end to the hitherto problem of flight connections across cities in Africa particularly West and Central Africa with the commencement of flight services from Banjul, the Gambian capital with onward connections to Lagos, Nigeria, Dakar in Senegal, Freetown in Sierra Leone and Accra in Ghana. This is sequel to the appointment of Nigeria’s fastest growing aviation and travels conglomerate, Peacock Aviation Services, as its General Sales Agent in Nigeria. Consequently, Peacock has commenced ticket sales in its international head office in Ikeja, Lagos and across all its offices in Nigeria. Fly Mid Africa said the flight services to and fro Lagos and onward connections will be operated with two Boeing 737-Classic aircraft; B737-300 (8 Business Class and 124 Economy Class seats) and B737-400 (16 Business Class and 116 Economy Class seats). The airline said the time has come for business and leisure travelers across Africa to enjoy state-of-the-art and top-notch exclusive flight services in the continent. Remarking on the new flight offering, the Managing Director, Fly Mid Africa, Mr. Bakary Nyassi, said in addition to operating air services in the target routes, Fly Mid Africa is committed to providing […]

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FG Gives Lagos Govt Approval To Reconstruct Airport Road

FG Gives Lagos Govt Approval To Reconstruct Airport RoadThe Federal Government has granted approval to the Lagos State Government to commence a total reconstruction of the International Airport Road from Oshodi area of the state. The State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement from the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello. He commended Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for his statesman-like approach to issues and for fast-tracking the process. “We are very appreciative of the good gesture of His Excellency, the Acting President for acceding to our request which is not only very timely but a very heartwarming one. Posterity will never forget this genuine developmental action”, the governor said. He described the approval as a 50th birthday gift to the people of Lagos State, adding that it was a further demonstration of the determination of the present administration to ensure the effectiveness of the Executive Order on improving the Ease of Doing Business recently signed by the Acting President. Governor Ambode also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for providing the enabling environment to attract foreign direct investment into the country. He expressed optimism that with the upgrading of the International Airport Road […]

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Welcome Centre Hotels awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence 2017!

Welcome Centre Hotels has just been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence 2017! Lagos, Nigeria – 12th Jan 2017 Welcome Centre Hotels today announces it has been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence 2017! The HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence award is an acknowledgement for consistently achieving the highest standards of customer satisfaction worldwide. HotelsCombined has researched and processed 335 opinions that Welcome Centre Hotels guests have posted on a variety of different websites, forums, and social media, resulting in an incredible score of 8.2 out of a possible 10. 2017 RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE Welcome Centre Hotel HotelsCombined 8.2 Rated by guests Welcome_Centre_Hotel The Welcome Centre Hotels is now representing the top 3% of accommodation worldwide for customer satisfaction! Sophie Summer is the Supervisor of the hotel award program at HotelsCombined for Nigeria. She says “your guests’ reviews have been particularly positive and caught our attention. Our analysis team have selected the best hotels in Nigeria to be awarded our 2017 Recognition of Excellence for Customer Satisfaction, and your property is among them. Congratulations on your outstanding work!” Mr. Jeff Fischer ‘Sales Director’ of Welcome Centre Hotels says the “HotelsCombined award is another notch in our hotel’s commitment in the pursuit […]

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The 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make in a Hotel

The 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make in a Hotel As hoteliers, we’ve stood on both sides of the hotel reception desk. And we can tell you that, like most travellers, when you’re probably making a mistake. It may be something as simple as not getting better rooms or service, but you could also be making mistakes that put you and your loved ones in danger. Here are the 30 worst things to do on your next hotel stay. The 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make in a Hotel. Not asking for an upgrade When you arrive at the check-in desk, you greet the person behind the counter warmly, state your name, and your purpose thusly, “Hello, I’m John Smith. I have a reservation and am here to check in.” The very next words to leave your mouth should be, “Do you have an upgrade available?” Smile and ask nicely and you just might land yourself a room with a view. If you already got an upgrade, skip this step. Do a happy dance. Give thanks to the keeper of the room upgrades and do not mention the rate. If you strike out on an upgrade, always ask if there […]

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Lagos ranks 30th in list of cities of the world for quality of life

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In a list of cities of the world for quality of life, Lagos city comes 30th while Johannesburg makes it to the 23rd spot.

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Welcome Centre Hotels wins yet another accolade – Best 4-Star Hotel in Lagos

The hotel’s tireless efforts in the Nigerian hospitality industry continue to be recognised and called out for success by leading players in the tourism and hospitality sector. Welcome Centre Hotels has been named Best 4-star Hotel in Lagos by TravelMyth.

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Welcome Centre Hotels today announced it has been recognized as a winner in the ‘Best Service’ category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels, ranking top of a possible 5000 plus hotels in the Nigeria

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