RTG closes Beitbridge hotel because of poor business



The Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) has closed its Rainbow Beitbridge Hotel, after the operation failed to make money for the 29 months it has been open.

This the second major hotel in the border town to shut down this year, after African Sun also closed its Beitbridge Express Hotel in January citing prolonged losses at the hotel.

Rainbow Beitbridge Hotel opened in January 2014 and accumulated losses of over $2 million. RTG said operational costs at the hotel were no longer sustainable.

“The latest projections show a declining market demand and rate yield with strong indications that the hotel will continue to make losses into the foreseeable future,” RTG said in a statement yesterday.

“This performance has continued to weigh down the overall performance of the group,” it said.

RTG, which operates six hotels in Zimbabwe, said staff from the hotel had been offered alternative employment within the group.

RTG’s full-year financial results for the period to December 31, 2015 showed a largely static performance, with revenue at $30.6 million compared to $30.7 million in the previous year. Revenue per Available Room was marginally lower at $35 from $36 in the prior year.-The Source


Don't be shellfish... Please SHAREShare on google
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

Like it? Share with your friends!

Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *