Success with the launch of Khaya
The new Khaya brand was introduced to the international sport industry’s major players at the recently held SPORTELMonaco. All parties attending the Convention welcomed Khaya’s service offerings. The launch also confirmed that Khaya, a leading provider of accommodation and logistic solutions at large sport events, is reaching a wider audience.
“We are very excited about the future of Khaya and our new name feels like a part of this development. We will strive to provide the best level of service at big international events,” says Volkhard Bauer, Khaya CEO.
In a short period of nine years this destination management company has become a household name amongst broadcasters and other media companies requiring accommodation and logistic solutions.
The rebranding, from KhayaMedia to Khaya, is a consequence of the broadening of the client base. Today, sponsors, sport federations, tour operators and travel agents, as well as many other clients, enjoy Khaya’s world-class service and innovative solutions.
“We provide everything from hotel rooms and serviced apartments to dedicated drivers and translators at large sport events,” explains Global Sales Director Rafael Sperotto.
Word of the high levels of service Khaya provides has spread. This has resulted in new clients and exciting developments for the company.
Understanding each country like a local
Khaya currently has offices in nine countries around the world. This strategy ensures full control of the services provided and Khaya is thus able to maintain a high standard at international sporting events.
Carefully selected local personnel are given comprehensive training and therefore clients benefit from dealing with local staff that speak the language and can bridge the cultural differences.
With the strengthening of the teams in its Seoul and Tokyo offices the company is ready to support its clients and is also open for cooperation with other companies seeking to move into these exciting territories.
Unique accommodation solutions
Sourcing suitable accommodation at a global event is a challenge for any visitor, and even more so for groups who have particular requirements. Khaya has demonstrated that it is able to find solutions to these challenges.
“Rio was our biggest challenge so far,” reveals Volkhard. “Due to the lack of hotel rooms we turned 500 private apartments into fully serviced accommodation. It’s been a great team effort.”
All 55 clients at the Games were impressed with the quality and convenient location of the apartments, which were within walking distance to the Olympic Park and IBC. Khaya provided in excess of 50 000 room nights’ accommodation at Rio 2016. Together with the 20 000 room nights it secured for the UEFA EURO in France the company can look back at two events, where it proved its capability and strengthened its market position.
Further afield, the company’s team in Moscow recently announced that it has concluded major deals with various hotel groups in preparation for the FIFA World Cup and is ready to supply a wide variety of accommodation as well as transport in all the host cities.
News from Korea is that finding accommodation in PyeongChang is the biggest challenge for anyone planning to attend the Winter Games. However, Khaya is on track to fulfil the needs of broadcasters and Olympic Federations.
Ready for the future
With the successful delivery at recent events in mind, Khaya is preparing for its next highlights.
The upcoming events include:
- 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang
- 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
- 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
- 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo
- 2020 UEFA EURO in Europe
Today Khaya looks forward to a bright future with its new name, new look, and a solid strategy to provide clients with exceptional service at major international events.
Khaya is a leading accommodation service provider to international clients at global sporting and other events. In addition to providing logistic solutions for media and broadcasters at these big events, Khaya also assists federations and sponsors with their precise needs.
Amongst other services, the company provides customized accommodation and reliable transport solutions.
Founded in 2007, Khaya has grown from strength to strength and currently has clients on all five continents, with offices in Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto, Frankfurt, Cape Town and Funchal.
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