The CEO of Three Cities, Mike Lambert, expressed surprise when he heard via the media that the Management, Sales and Marketing of the Shishangeni Lodges had been awarded to another operator. “This contract is valid until May 2012 and until then, it is business as usual as far we are concerned” stated Mike. The lodges, namely Shishangeni Private Game Lodge, Camp Shawu and Camp Shonga are still represented on the Three Cities website, reservations are still being made via Three Cities Central Reservations and our sales network is still representing the product.
Mike Lambert mentioned, “The terms of the contract are clear and should there be any contractual concerns there is a prescribed resolution process that is in place to deal with this eventuality. I could only attribute the devious nature of this announcement to possible financial challenges that are facing the lodges at present”.
Three Cities has had a full management contract with POPCRU, the owners of Shishangeni lodges since June 2007. “The management contract encompasses daily operations, financial management, sales and marketing”, explains Mike.
Mike Lambert has indicated that Three Cities is in contact with POPCRU to resolve this issue as quickly as possible, so as to minimise the impact on future bookings, the travel trade and lodge personnel.
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