The 4-Star Turnaround: How A Struggling Island Airline Revolutionized Service

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One recent success story is Air Mauritius, a national airline for the island nation Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean. Not only did Air Mauritius improve its Skytrax rating from the merely average 3 stars to the far more prestigious 4 stars, it realized an $8 million profit. The Air Mauritius journey highlights some key lessons: 1. The Air Mauritius staff reflects the makeup of the island: a mixture of Chinese, Indian, African, and European.

Can You Really Overhaul A Nation’s Customer Service Culture?

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If you’ve never heard of Mauritius, take note. Before the global recession, Mauritius was a popular vacation destination for Europeans. The nation and the people of Mauritius needed to set themselves apart, to express their service brand and culture to the rest of the world. Then, the national airline — where Mauritius reaches out to the rest of the world — followed suit with a similar program called “Stepping UP Together.”.

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[INTERVIEW] Zakaria Hersi, Founder Of Orten.io

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On one hand, he’s a tech innovator and entrepreneur whose creativity has earned him awards and accolades on two continents – Europe (Sweden, to be more exact) and Africa (eastern, and in countries like Nairobi, his native Somalia and Mauritius). Zakaria continued to learn however he could, working for free on more than one occasion as a means to learn about different business and geographic markets and to expand his professional network.

Make ‘Em Say Wow: 11 Tips For Building A Strong Service Team

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When I worked with Air Mauritius to kick off its service revolution , they started by addressing the communication problems in its dysfunctional culture, which manifested as bickering, finger-pointing, withholding information, etc. For example, Air Mauritius had captains to start greeting passengers as they board the plane. By Ron Kaufman, author of “ Uplifting Service: The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues, and Everyone Else You Meet ”.

Skills Development in Africa: How Wide is the Skills Gap?

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Reaching out to new markets and opportunities requires skills, experience, and networks that are usually developed by those who have studied abroad. Mauritius. Similar to the Seychelles, Mauritius is a tourism nation. Technology is not overlooked too, as the Mauritius Board of Investment intends to create 10 000 jobs in the telecommunications and information technologies sectors by 2019.