Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest hotel groups has begun 2019 with the announcement of its new commercial strategy for South Africa. The Group currently operates 11 hotels and 2,200+ rooms across the country and is also one of the fastest growing hotel brands in Africa with 90+ hotels in operation and under development.
“2019 will be a critical year for our growth in South Africa as we adjust our strategy to meet market demands. South Africa continues to be one of our key markets in the African continent and our new commercial strategy has been developed to ensure we are optimizing our resources while driving our commercial efforts towards gaining market share,” said Caroline Thissen, Senior Area Director of Sales & Revenue Optimization, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group.
“Our new sales structure was conceptualized to better meet the needs of our stakeholders. We are confident that the team, comprising of experts in their respective sales segments will increase productivity and provide clients with a streamlined and efficient approach as well as deliver long-term value to our hotel owners.”
The sales team of 13, have collective experience of 121 years. Majority of the team members are South African, with vast insight in not only the industry, but importantly the country and its key feeder markets as well. The team comprises of top experts for each of the following segments: MICE, Leisure & Airline Crews, TMC, Corporate and Government.
“The creation of dedicated teams to focus on each sales segment allows for a more focused approach, streamlined contact and cumulative knowledge. As a group, we’re always seeking ways to increase efficiency and answer the requirements of each of our stakeholders,” concluded Thissen.
PR Manager, Africa & Indian Ocean
About Radisson Hotel Group
Radisson Hotel Group™ (formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group) is one of the world’s largest hotel groups with eight distinctive hotel brands, more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world. The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection™, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson and prizeotel. Guests can benefit from the newly rebranded Radisson Rewards™ (formerly Club Carlson SM), a global rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers exceptional loyalty benefits for our guests, meeting planners, travel agents and business partners. Radisson Meetings™ offers a variety of fully-equipped meeting and event venues featuring fast free Wi-Fi, A/V technology and on-site contacts designed to make every event unique.More than 95,000 global team members work for the Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems. The company is headquartered in Brussels, Minneapolis and Singapore.