BON Hotels launches revamped BON Hotel Abuja BON Hotels launched their revamped BON Hotel Abuja at an event attended by media guests and VIPs on 20 March 2018. The hotel, which services international and high profile clientele, has recently undergone an upgrade and extension following the success of the previous 28-roomed offering. South-African based BON Hotels, who own, operate and manage hotels across the African continent, believe that they along with the owners have set a new benchmark for hotels in Nigeria. The four-star international standard BON Hotel Abuja, which was taken over by the BON Hotels group in October 2016, has completed phases 1 and 2 of a total revamp. The initial phases saw a refurbishment and redecoration of the existing rooms and bathrooms, an upgrade and revamp of all the public areas, the addition of a swimming pool, a gym and a coffee lounge. The final phase, which is still in progress, is the addition of 20 new rooms on the recently acquired property adjacent to the existing hotel. The owner and general manager in consultation with Executive Chef Chris Geldart have also upgraded their restaurant and kitchen facilities and launched a new menu, improving the already high-quality offering. As a flagship hotel for the BON Hotel Group, the owner and management are thrilled with the result of the luxury upgrade, which has been in process for 18 months. General Manager Ankia Geldart explained that it wasn’t without challenges “as a working hotel, with in-house guests, the revamp was often a challenge as the hotel needed to consider guests and mitigate any inconvenience.” The impressive upgrades were showcased to guests and media who attended the event where Ikenna Chukwueke, owner of the property, confirmed the joint commitment. “Our mutual commitment to this project speaks for itself; you simply do not achieve an average room occupancy of 90% by accident. This takes careful design, and commitment of both parties to consistently . . .
BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu opens its doors BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, has added BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu to their Nigerian portfolio, bringing the number of properties they manage in the region up to 25 hotels across 14 cities. The opening, held on Sunday, 18 March, was attended by VIP guests, members of the press, hotel owners, stakeholders and government representatives. Conveniently located just 12 minutes from the airport and in close proximity to the city centre, the new BON Hotel Sunshine is primed for the corporate, business and leisure traveller, with facilities of an international standard. The décor is stylish and understated in line with international trends and features 92 spacious rooms, a modern gym, business centre, 2 restaurants, a sky lounge and bar as well as a poolside bar. Wi-fi is complimentary throughout the hotel. The conference centre comprises 3 meeting rooms seating up to 300 delegates and provides spacious, innovative facilities for special events and celebrations, conferences, weddings, promotions, launches, workshops or small meetings and gatherings. Director of BON Hotels International West Africa, Bernard Cassar said that the group is excited to welcome BON Hotel Sunshine to the fold. “The hotel is a great fit for us and in line with our vision for establishing a trade route circuit and central hub linking important centres and communities across the region.” He added that the hotel is to be positioned as an affordable, 4-star, international, boutique-style, full-service hotel. The group remain confident in the potential of the region and steadfast in their expansion plans, providing ongoing support to local tourism and the hospitality industry, their guests, staff, suppliers and the local community. Developing “Africa by Africans” remains front and centre of their growth strategy and commitment to Africa. In his opening address, owner Emeka Nwandu said, . . .
Johannesburg - 03/16/2018. 7 ways you can be a green hero. By Penny Ntuli, communications director of Tetra Pak South Africa It seems nowadays everyone is talking about climate change and how important it is to protect the environment. But what can we actually do about it? Governments and businesses focus on long term, sustainable solutions but it’s not just their job to save the environment that we all rely on. We all live on planet Earth and it’s our job to help protect it for our children and their children. That’s why our packaging containers use only natural, renewable, and recyclable resources to help leave future generations a clean and safe environment. Businesses like ours, and governments, can make a really big impact in making the world a better place for all but it’s everyone’s mission to contribute. Here are seven small ways you can actively take part to help make a big difference: Contribute to the recycling movement Probably the easiest way to help is to recycle – it’s the commonest environment friendly action that people perform. It means you can avoid overusing valuable natural resources and start separating garbage by putting aside carton packages for recycling. Check your labels Many companies like ours try to make going green a viable option for you by using products made from natural, renewable, and recyclable resources. We let you know by marking the product packaging so that all you have to do is check the package when you’re at the supermarket. Look for the sign that it’s made from easily bio-degradable materials or to see if they originate from forests that are managed in sustainable ways that protect trees for the future. We mark this with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label. It’s proof that the product you are buying is made using wood from responsible sources. Turn off your lights and taps when not in use It’s super easy – and super effective – to make sure your lights are off when you leave a . . .
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 15 March 2018 In the era of communication and collaboration, noise reaches everywhere, including your bottom line. In today’s open offices, noise is the biggest distraction to getting work done. Modern work spaces promote collaboration but in increasingly crowded spaces, the sounds created by hard surfaces and fewer walls can make it hard to focus. Plantronics brings immersive headsets along with an intelligent multi-sensory experience that uses natural sounds and complementary visuals to dynamically adapt to distracting speech and ever-changing noise to keep an office in tune. Hero Solutions: Voyager 6200 UC, Voyager Focus UC, Blackwire 5200, Savi 700 For on-the-go workers, which we’re seeing more and more of, even in South Africa, noise in mobile environments makes it difficult for them, and their teammates back in the office, to hear, be heard and connect to what matters most. For this type of work style, Plantronics has products that easily connect to multiple devices and cancel out noise on both sides of the conversation. Hero Solutions: Voyager 8200 UC, Voyager 5200 UC, Voyager 6200 UC In contact centers, noise is a huge problem. With so many conversations happening at once, focus can sometimes falter, employee comfort can drop, and the security of sensitive customer information could potentially be compromised. Plantronics has purpose-built headsets designed for the Contact Center, but with hundreds – even thousands of headsets to manage, dealing with individual needs can be labor-intensive. Through SaaS, Plantronics delivers insights, simplifies headset adoption and lets IT respond to needs without interruption to the CX, all from one place. Hero Solutions: Encore Pro 500/700, Manager Pro Wherever work happens, noise stands in the way. With Plantronics’ portfolio of collaboration solutions, it doesn’t have to. For more information or sales questions, contact one of our authorized local South African . . .
Satowallet is a leading digital currency multi-wallet committed to delivering a top notch wallet designed for every level of cryptocurrency trade; Satowallet is indeed easy to use. Satowallet has provided a lasting solution to the problem of having to own multiple accounts by having just one account with multiple wallets integrated, since its official Satowallet has delivered undeniable satisfaction to its users, and has recently undergone upgrade to ensure a simple, swift and secured experience. The latest upgrade was launched earlier this month with amazing features to include (but not limited to) the following; Security: Satowallet launches upgrade with top notch security with 2factor authentication integrated. This gives users 100% assurance that their digital currency is safe, in addition to this, the newly upgraded Satowallet is designed to run solely on mobile app, as the Android app is up for downloads, and the IOS will be launched in a few hours. Free transactions of coins within Users: it is no doubt that transactions on Satowallet are faster, safer, and cheaper, now there’s more with the newly upgraded Satowallet all transactions within registered users are free. Coin swap: in addition Satowallet offers its users a mouth-watering offer to swap a variety of coins, this feature permits you to exchange your Bitcoin for other supported Altcoins, vice-versa. Excellent Support: Satowallet has an excellent support team, immediate response to all tickets and mails, all feedbacks are welcome. Multiple Coins: Satowallet currently supports Bitcoin and over 50 Altcoins, making it the best choice. Having achieved the above listed, developers of this great project look out for more chances to meet international standards, giving its users an assurance that there is more to come as Satowallet is more than capable to commit to its already set goals to be the world’s finest Cryptocurrency multi-wallet; Simple Swift and Secured. CLICK HERE to submit . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa --February 2018 4% of employees agree blocking out noise increases their productivity.(1) Today, work happens everywhere — in busy open-plan offices and contact centers, at home, even coffee shops. This flexibility is great for business and people, but with it comes a new challenge: noise. Distraction caused by noise reduces productivity and well-being and, in contact centers, detracts from a positive customer experience. Studies show that it takes 23 minutes to recover from distraction(3) and over 58% of employees are distracted multiple times each day.(2) That represents a significant impact on your customers’ businesses you can easily help avert through proven noise reduction strategies and products. Managing Noise: In the Contact Center In the contact center, noise remains the biggest complaint among employees(4) and can negatively impact customer satisfaction.(3) But managing noise effectively can raise productivity,2 improve customer experiences(5) and impact the bottom line.(1) Plantronics creates technologies that manage noise to help contact centers be more effective and businesses be more successful. Let’s look at some common situations: Customer Service Representative (CSR) - Needs to handle urgent requests from customers quickly and efficiently. Key challenge: Hearing and being heard by customers. Help Desk Support - Manages intense, often lengthy, customer calls. Key challenge: Wearing headset all day (comfort, battery issues). Supervisor - Supports CSRs with call assistance and training. Key challenge: Background noise and audio quality on escalated calls. High-Level Support - Guides and supports CSRs on most challenging calls. Key challenge: Mobility within office to help with urgent situations. How do you handle these challenges within your business? Contact Center Solutions Plantronics engineers solutions that help people manage the noise around them so they can be more effective — no matter where . . .
Naijafund is a crowdfunding website aimed at Nigerians wherever they are to raise money online for anything. Anyone with a Nigerian bank account can launch a campaign on the website and share their campaign easily with the social media sharing tools available on each campaign page. The crowdfunding website is a donation-based website that operates a keep all you raise model and prohibits offering of rewards or perks in return for donations. Donations to campaigns are remitted to the campaign creators’ bank accounts without any extra action required from them. It is free to register and create a campaign and campaigns are only subjected to fees when donations are made. Naijafund crowdfunding platform has over twenty five campaign categories but popular categories include: Medical, Education and Business. In recent times, there has been a rise in fundraising campaigns in the politics category. “This is not surprising since the political campaigns for the 2019 General Elections are fast approaching” Said the CEO and Founder Amaka Osemene. With Naijafund, users on the crowdfunding platform are exposed to philanthropic individuals and organizations that they ordinarily wouldn’t have had access to. “The crowdfunding service has also been able to facilitate people in making contributions towards a common goal” said Osemene. “People have found it easier to collect contributions from family, friends, classmates and members of associations on the platform towards their annual meetings, weddings, funerals and parties regardless of participants’ geographic location”. The Naijafund android app is available for download on its website with other operating systems versions planned for future release. About Naijafund Naijafund is a crowdfunding platform that brings together fundraisers and donors to help realize dreams. The platform is Headquartered in Lagos State, Nigeria and was founded by Amaka Osemene in 2016. CLICK HERE to submit your press release . . .
Contrary to stories in some quarters on the emergence of a preferred bidder for 9Mobile, there is indeed no preferred bidder yet for the nation’s fourth major GSM operator. This clarification was made by a top official of the nation’s telecoms regulator Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The official, who prefers not to be named, was emphatic that only NCC can ratify and announce a preferred bidder. He noted that as at today the ratification and announcement are yet to be made by the commission. He dismissed as speculative the story of an emergence of a preferred bidder and a reserved bidder. It will be recalled that an otherwise credible Online Media Platform had reported the possible emergence of Teleology Holdings and Smile Telecoms Holdings had emerged as the preferred and reserved bidders respectively for 9Mobile. The report was immediately debunked by a reliable industry source close to the transaction. The source confirmed that nothing of such had happened and that the sums quoted as the financial bids of both Teleology and Smile Telecoms Holdings are inaccurate. The source therefore urged interested parties and the general public to await formal announcement from the appropriate official quarters, noting that only the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is empowered by law to make such announcement. The source further contended that NCC will likely seek the concurrence of CBN in this particular transaction given the involvement of 13 banks that had earlier lent money to 9Mobile and need to recoup their investment. In a related development, a Lagos based economist and public policy analyst Mukoro Okotete has canvassed for the sale of 9Mobile to be properly managed. He opined that such a successful sale would have multiple positive effects on the nation’s economy. He listed the advantages to include deepening of the nation’s telecom market and the enhancement of effective competition in the industry. Such a transparent transaction will also . . .
Domestic Flights South Africa is preparing for a busy 2018. With South Africa being a top tourist destination in Africa and expecting many tourists next near, they are constantly expanding their offerings and have a wide variety of different services available. With the goal to provide the easiest and most cost effective way to find and book the best travel deals at the cheapest prices. Domestic Flights South Africa offers flights, car rental, bus bookings, and accommodation across South Africa. Covering all the main metros including: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London and Port Elizabeth When you search for flights with Domestic Flights South Africa, you’ll get results from all the major and low-cost carriers (such as Mango, SAA, British Airways, FlySaFair and Kulula) displayed in one place so that you can compare ticket prices allowing you to book the cheapest price.. You can refine also your results by playing around with various settings such as ‘departure time’ or ‘preferred number of stops’. Once you have decided on the best flight ticket for you, book and pay online in one seamless transaction. This applies to the Car Rental and Hotel booking facilities as well. Currently, Domestic Flights South Africa offers Cheap flights listing from some of the top flight providers and airlines in the world. Some of the notable international airlines include: Arik Air Cathay Pacific Airlines Delta Airlines Ethiopian Airlines Emirates Airlines Etihad Airways Kenya Airways Qantas Airlines Qatar Airways Singapore Airlines Turkish Airlines Virgin Atlantic British Airways Fly Blue Crane Also including some of South Africa top domestic carriers and airlines including; FlySafair Kulula Airlines Mango Airlines SA Airlink SA Express South African Airways Not only have they got an up to date flight section with the top airlines, but they also list a wide range of car rental services from South African car rental . . .
Following a petition from the Indigenous Vessels Operators Association of Nigeria to the Senate Committee on Local Content, Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI) and National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) attended a meeting with the Senate Committee on Local Content on the 9th of January at which TUPNI and NAPIMS provided clarification on an ongoing call for tender for the provision of support vessels. Following this Senate Committee meeting, some media articles reported allegations of bribery and potential conflict of interest in the contracting process. Total Upstream Nigeria Limited wishes to state that it has strict Conflict of Interest and Compliance policies. Total Upstream Nigeria Limited also wishes to state that it rejects all forms of bribery and corruption. Total Upstream Nigeria Limited and its partners remain committed to the development of Nigerian Content and will continue to maintain strong and steadfast partnerships with the Nigerian government, NNPC and indigenous companies in developing the country’s hydrocarbon industry. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .