In Kenya, tourism has been recognized as one of the key drivers of economic growth and poverty reduction. This is because tourism has a great multiplier effect that is able to catalyze growth in all sectors of the economy. The sector has been performing well and it was anticipated that international arrivals would reach the 2 million mark by the end of 2012. However, there was a decrease by 0.3% from 1.785 million in 2011 to 1.780 million in 2012 and 1.5 million in 2013. The decline could be attributed to the euro zone crisis coupled with perceived insecurity in the country. Kenya is ranked 135 out of 140 countries globally by the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index on safety and security concerns. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of insecurity on performance of the hotels. The study was guided by the following specific objectives: to determine the indicators of vulnerability of the hotel facilities towards insecurity, to find out the current hotel standards of security within the hotel facilities, to evaluate the effects of insecurity on the hotels performance, to profile crime trends and security threats in the hotel industry.
International Hotel Companies (IHCs) are perceived as the most global industry in the service sector. It is universally recognized that the choice firms have to make is how global or how local they need to be, or to put it in another way, which elements of their service, products and operations can be globalized and which elements need to be local. In general different hotel brands are based on western markets and exported abroad to target a guest with perceived homogeneous needs. For IHCs, this is an important element. However, those standards are based on the western market and the question comes to mind to which degree the western hospitality concepts are applicable in a country with a different culture, such as China. This has led to the author's question whether the internationalization strategies employed by IHCs are sufficiently aligning their global approach with the hotels' local environment? Or do IHCs need a Chinese brand, such as 'Ni Hao Hotels', to win the hearts and minds of the Chinese hotel guests?
In today's era, it is necessary to keep ourselves updated with surroundings and current happenings in the world. Keeping the same thing in the mind, book have the country analysis of Mauritius.The motive behind this book is to have an idea about the economic development of the nation and to determine the business opportunity regarding the same. The major industries identified as the pillars of the Mauritian economy are Textile Industry, sugar Industry, Service Industry and Tourism Industry. This type of country analysis will give us detail analysis of a particular country and will make us aware about all the current as well as past information about the country. In this book detailed analysis of Sugar and Hotel Industry is given.
Treat yourselves to this One Night Surrey Countryside Break with Dinner for Two at the Gorse Hill Hotel. You and a lucky loved one can relax amongst the elegant surroundings of this beautiful country mansion, and tuck into a delicious dinner for good measure. Your refined room comes equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities. In the evening, the two of you can take your seats for a three-course meal in the hotel’s restaurants, plating up fresh, locally-sourced fare. Following a restful night’s sleep, you’ll enjoy a cooked or continental breakfast to set you up for the day ahead. What's Included? One night stay for two at the Gorse Hill Hotel Elegant country mansion in beautiful surroundings Standard or Deluxe room Complimentary Wi-Fi, TV and tea-making facilities in your room Three-course dinner in the hotel restaurant Cooked or continental breakfast Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? On arrival at Gorse Hill Hotel, you’ll be warmly welcomed and directed to your Standard or Deluxe room by the friendly reception staff. From there, the time is yours to enjoy, whether that’s relaxing in your refined room, heading out to explore the beautiful grounds or visiting nearby attractions. In the evening, you’ll dine on three courses of delicious, locally-sourced fare in the hotel restaurant and the follow morning, a tasty cooked or continental breakfast each. Validity Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date Participant guidelines Minimum age: 18 The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability Your one night stay is available Thursday to Monday. Exclusions may apply. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Check in from 14.00 and check out by 11.00. What about insurance? The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher. How it works All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience. Location Surrey – Woking
Alan Davies stars as 'executive chef' Roland White in BBC comedy drama WHITES. Set in the fast-moving kitchen of a country house hotel, the series follows Roland's many ups and downs, as he deals with the fact that he's well past his prime. 15 years ago he could have joined the heady ranks of celebrity chefdom, but laziness got the better of him and bitterness continues to nibble away. Roland's long suffering sous chef Bib (Darren Boyd) is left to pick up the slack, but he's got competition in the form of cocky apprentice Skoose (Stephen Wight). The hilarious and cringingly-relatable comedy also stars THE IT CROWD's Katherine Parkinson as restaurant manager Caroline, with Maggie Steed as batty hotel owner Celia.
The Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key drivers of growth among the services sector in India. Tourism in India has significant potential considering the rich cultural and historical heritage, variety in ecology, terrains and places of natural beauty spread across the country. Tourism is also a potentially large employment generator besides being a significant source of foreign exchange for the country. India's Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) increased by 17.6 per cent year-on-year in January 2018 over January 2017. India is expected to move up five spots to be ranked among the top five business travel market globally by 2030, as business travel spending in the country is expected to treble until 2030 from US$ 30 billion in 2015. International hotel chains will likely increase their expansion and investment plans in India, and are expected to account for 50 per cent share in the Indian hospitality industry by 2022, from the current 44 per cent.. On the whole this book mainly emphasizes on the major hospitality companies in India.
This book is an out come of the research in the field of tourism industry. This research has been carried out in small village of the beautiful country Nepal lies in the south Asia. This Research tries to identify key pulling factors on tourism. This book can be very effective for the people who want to get involve in a tourism industry. This book give overall information why people want to visit various places in the world and what are major things that plays the role on attracting tourists. The research data was taken from international tourists, hotel operators, local community and other related organization as well as stakeholders,result so obtained is based on authentic sources. This book also provide information about why Patihani VDC of Nepal(The country of Gautama Buddha and Mount Everest)is a new tourist destination in international arena. It will give full information about Patihani VDC and its major characteristics. I hope this book will helpful on attracting international tourists to visit beautiful country Nepal.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! "Radio Heart" is a 1985 single by Charly McClain. "Radio Heart" was Charly McClain's second number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single was her final number one and spent one week at number one and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart. Charlotte Denise (Charly) McClain (born March 26, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States) is an American country music singer, best-known for series of Country hits during the 1980s. McClain's biggest hits include "Who's Cheatin' Who," "Sleeping With the Radio On," and "Radio Heart." Originally named Charlotte, "Charly" was given her masculine nickname by neighborhood friends in Memphis, and she went on to use it when she started playing hotel lounges. McClain's father had tuberculosis when she was eight, since she was underage for visitation rights at the hospital, she had to communicate with him through a tape recorder. That inspired her interest in recording and she began her musical career at age 12 with her brother in a band called "Charlotte & The Volunteers" for 6 years. Her first appearance was on TV in Jackson, Tennessee, local station WBBJ morning show.
'Outstandingly brilliant' Clare Mackintosh Did she really see Melody? The stunning new pageturner from the Queen of Psychological Suspense.Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl.A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist - but Cara's fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.Cara doesn't know what to trust: everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody?And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life? What people are saying about DID YOU SEE MELODY? 'I was hooked!...there was a cracking ending!' GoodReads reviewer'Really good reading that moved at a fast pace and kept me engaged throughout. Highly recommended.' GoodReads reviewer'Oh superb. Excellent. All the other expletives. Ms Hannah still showing us how twisting a plot is done properly.' GoodReads reviewer
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Hospitality law is the body of law relating to the foodservice, travel, and lodging industries. That is, it is the body of law governing the specific nuances of hotels, restaurants, bars, spas, country clubs, meeting and convention planners, and more. Hospitality law doesn t just involve one area of law. It encompasses a wide variety of practice areas, including contracts, antitrust, tort law, and more. Recent events have made hospitality law even more relevant. Food allergies are on the rise, making it increasingly important for restaurants to not only train staff about ingredients but to also have appropriate labels for food containing peanuts or wheat. The Mumbai terrorist attacks, which included a hostage situation at the Taj Mahal Hotel, among other places, and the 2009 Jakarta bombings at the JW Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton hotels, raise questions about what a hotel can legally do to ensure the safety of its guests.
A private view of the genius of Cecil Beaton, reflected through the lens of his town and country idylls, and his passion for interior design, gardening, and entertaining a circle of Bright Young Things. Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was one of twentieth-century Britain's Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, creator of fashion fabrics, and writer on raffiné interiors and the personalities who inhabited them. He also happened to be a fine interior decorator. Cecil Beaton at Home focuses on two homes dear to Beaton's heart-Ashcombe House, near the Wiltshire village of Tollard Royal, and Reddish House, located in Broad Chalke, another village in the same county-as well as London's Pelham Place and Beaton's New York hotel suites. Simultaneously a retreat, an inspiration, a photographer's studio, and a stage for impressive entertaining, Beaton's country homes also fueled his passion for art, gardening, and delight in village life. Against his often-extravagant interiors, Beaton's private life unfolds-his unique talent for self-promotion, desire for theatricality, and uncertain pursuit of love. This lavishly illustrated visual biography brings together original photographs, artworks, and possessions from his interiors to present an intimate picture of Beaton's extraordinary life.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Alton Towers is a theme park and resort located in Staffordshire, England. It attracts around 2.8 million visitors per year making it the second most visited theme park in the United Kingdom. Alton Towers is also the 11th most visited theme park in Europe. It is based north of the village of Alton in Staffordshire (approximately 16 miles (26 km) east of Stoke-on-Trent), in the grounds of a semi-ruined gothic revival country house of the same name, the former seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury. The resort also includes two hotels, The Alton Towers Hotel and Splash Landings Hotel, The Alton Towers Waterpark (Cariba Creek), Extraordinary Golf, Conference Centre and The Alton Towers Spa (Located in the Alton Towers Hotel). Alton Towers is the flagship attraction of Merlin Entertainments. As the resort is so popular, eleven car parks are located around it.