“Hotels need to prepare for new standards” GHH

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Hotels told to pull up their game or else wilt in the upcoming globalized world and competition from international franchise hotels that are coming to the market, at a two day seminar from December 3-4 organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MoTC) in collaboration with a US based consultancy company Global Hospitality Holdings (GHH).

The issue of competence and capacity of well versed staff in the hospitality business is a very big problem in the country, particularly since international franchise hotels need skilled manpower, proficient in such skills as Information Communication Technology, while being cost and time effective for the establishment.

Araya Abate, Africa Director for ResNet world and GHH said Ethiopian hotels especially those that are independently owned with a particular mention of “self-starred hotels” in addition to having problems with the competency and capacity of the management and staff of the hotels, lack the will and means to train their staff. Read more

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