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Handy launches in Ghana to revolutionize travel and the hospitality sector

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Innovative Service Enriches Visitor Experience with Free Connectivity Features and Curated Guides
Accra; July 26th, 2017 – Tink Labs Limited, one of Hong Kong’s most successful startups that revolutionizes travel and tourism, today has announced it is partnering with Ghanaian hotels to offer its mobile travel solution called, handy, to visitors. The device, first launched in September 2012, helps travelers meet their unlimited demand for Internet connection services in and outside the hotel room and at the same time serving as a tailored travel guide for tourists and integrating with hotel services.

Steven To, Managing Director for handy Africa

“handy started with the question, ‘How can I travel like a local?’ and the answer is presented in this innovative smart device, handy. It is the first of its kind in Africa and it provides enormous benefits to both the traveler and partner hotels. Our belief is that it’s not about where you travel, it is how you travel and the experiences you have at the end. We have a vision to make travel in Africa as easy as going to London or Hong Kong.” said Steven To, the handy Managing Director for Africa. handy is not only focused on helping hotel guests, it is also focused on how to make all hotels which partner with it to increase revenue and stay ahead of competition by providing services that enrich visitor experience. handy has been available in Ghana since the month of June and is signing on more hotels as partners. 

Kell Bakorkor, the West Africa Regional Manager of handy noted that since the deployment of the handy smart device with the partner hotels weeks ago, the company has seen considerable interest from other hotels in Accra and Takoradi. “These hotels are all willing to partner with us in this innovation to revolutionize the services and experiences they provide their guests,” said Mr. Bakorkor. In addition he said “this is a revolution sweeping across the hospitality sector in Ghana and Africa as a whole and many hotels are signing on. Some of these in Ghana include Accra City Hotel, Tang Palace Hotel, Oak Plaza Hotels, Swiss Spirit Hotel and M Plaza Hotel among others.”

One of the first partners of handy in Ghana, Mr. Sajid Khan, General Manager of Tang Palace Hotel, said “We are delighted to partner with handy to provide this complementary service to our valued guests to ease the troubles they face during their trips, especially with connectivity and the ease of enjoying Accra during their stay here”. As a traveler and user of the handy smart device, Jemila Abdulai, creator of Circumspecte said “long story short, handy is bound to make your Africa travel experience a whole lot easier and fun especially when visiting a place for the first time – for business, pleasure, or both”.

This complementary service enables visitors to travel like locals through the provision of updated information on places of interest in their destinations and seamless connectivity. Travelers can explore customized city guides on handy, curated by an experienced content provider to discover new Ghanaian experiences anytime, anywhere. Visitors can also stay connected with free unlimited local and international calls, free internet access, speed dial to hotel services, and local emergency and essential travel information.

Connectivity is more important than ever for an enriched travel experience in today’s digital age and handy connects travelers so they can enjoy Ghana as a premier travel destination, revealing local gems on the go and sharing their experiences, while freeing their minds from the hassle of finding connectivity and information they need.  Currently, handy is available in Accra, covering over 1,000 hotel rooms and over 200,00 hotels rooms worldwide and is promised to help millions of global travelers to stay connected. The service is a trusted partner of other leading hotel groups including Ritz-Carlton, Intercontinental, Sheraton, and more.

Kell Bakorkor, Regional Manager for handy West Africa

About handy

handy, the flagship product from Tink Labs Limited, is an innovative mobile travel solution that combines the functionality of a personal smartphone and hotel services into one fully integrated device. Each handy smartphone is customized for the hotel and provides travelers with free unlimited internet connectivity, local and international calls, as well as an interactive city guide and one-click access to the hotel’s concierge and amenities. handy is already available in cities around the world, covering 200,000 hotel rooms and has helped over 10 million global travelers stay connected

For further information, please contact: 

Queen E. A Egbemenyo

Kaptiveit

E-mail: queen@kaptiveit.com

Mobile: 0240198310/ 0277198310

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handy, the flagship product from Tink Labs Limited, is an innovative mobile travel solution that combines the functionality of a personal smartphone and hotel services into one fully integrated device. A complimentary amenity in partner hotel rooms, handy gives tourists the tools they need to travel like locals.

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