IT has been a difficult year for the Mango Bay Hotel Group with more hurdles expected before the year closes, but Chairman Peter Odle says it is the dedication of staff that keeps the group afloat.
He was speaking at an awards ceremony held at the Island Inn on Wednesday night to show appreciation to the staff for their hard work over the past year, and giving an update of the group’s 2013 performance.
Describing 2013 as one of his most difficult years in over three decades of being in the business, he said not one of the entities in the group reached their set targets.
Odle pointed to Mango Bay, which was severely challenged by the beach rehabilitation work that ran from the end of April to December. He said occupancy plummeted from approximately 70 per cent to around 40 per cent during that time.
He explained that the company was forced to shuttle guests from Mango Bay, an ...