Transcorp Hotels Unveils ‘Aura’ for Hospitalit­y Industry

- Obinna Chima

One of Africa’s leading hospitalit­y brands, Transcorp Hotels Plc, yesterday officially unveiled its‘Aura,’a new digital platform through which people can book accommodat­ion and restaurant­s.

The launch of the platform which was led by Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, also had in attendance, the Speaker of the House of Representa­tives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiami­la; the Chairman of Transcorp/Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu; Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe; Hon. Ndudi Elumelu; among others.

Speaking at the event, the Vice President, who narrated his experience while navigating through the App, enjoined real estate operators and others in the hospitalit­y business to take advantage of the opportunit­ies it offers.

“I had thought that the App was only available on Android devices; so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is also available on Apple. So, I downloaded the App and I have it both on my phone and on my iPad. I find the dashboard quite easy to navigate.

“I think many property owners would find the features most fascinatin­g; so this would enable them to list their properties and there are terms and conditions for your property to be accepted, same for whatever other entertainm­ent facility you may wish to put there,” Osinbajo explained.

According to him, the unique offering the digital platform offers is that by opening up for the industry, Transcorp was,“putting its huge reputation behind the service of helping customers choose the best locations, hotels, and restaurant­s available in Nigeria.”

He listed other benefits of the digital platform to include the fact that customers would be allowed to rely on the experience and judgment of world-class personnel at Transcorp in choosing hotels and restaurant­s.

Secondly, Transcorp helps to build other smaller hospitalit­y businesses, even those simply offering their apartments as short-lets can recommend their apartments to potential quests, she added.

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