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#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth
#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth

In 2018, 67 million international tourists visited Africa, a growth of 7% - more than the global average of 6% - and 8.5% of Africa's GDP, supporting 24 million jobs, and/ or 6.7% of all jobs on the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue
Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue

To many, arenas are the place to go to see your favourite band or sporting team play. However, increasingly arenas are becoming the 'hidden gem' of the business events world...

25 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: WTM Africa 2019 first day highlights from meetings, networking and events
#WTMA19: WTM Africa 2019 first day highlights from meetings, networking and events

World Travel Market Africa 2019 opened its doors at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 10 April, welcoming a host exhibitors, buyers, travel professionals and media...

11 Apr 2019

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Stable real estate market continues to draw investment in Casablanca - JLL

JLL's 2018 Year in Review report has outlined a relatively stable real estate market in Casablanca across its hospitality, retail and industrial sectors...

6 Mar 2019

#MeetingsAfrica: Growing South Africa's inbound tourism
#MeetingsAfrica: Growing South Africa's inbound tourism

South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, and Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom meets 16 hosted journalists from around the world to discuss the health of South Africa's tourism industry and how the country intends to grow it...

27 Feb 2019

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CTICC, Mining Indaba partner to boost environmental sustainability

"Events can cause a lot of waste and leave a large carbon footprint, so it is important that all event organisers try to increase their sustainability efforts where possible."

26 Feb 2019

#MeetingsAfrica: Collaboration is key to growing MICE tourism in Africa
#MeetingsAfrica: Collaboration is key to growing MICE tourism in Africa

Day one of Meetings Africa 2019 saw regional and local speakers share knowledge during the aptly named BONDay, or Business Opportunity Networking Day, on a variety of topics affecting the business events industry...

26 Feb 2019

Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing and YPO member.
Global CEOs to reskill, redefine and recycle in Cape Town with YPO

YPO is hosting the world's largest gathering of chief executives, its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, right here in Cape Town on 6 and 7 March 2019, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. YPO member Julia Raphaely, also CEO of Associated Media Publishing, shares what to expect...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2019

AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best trade exhibition
AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best trade exhibition

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers Roar awards has named World Travel Market Africa Best Trade Exhibition in its 6,001-12,000 sqm category...

1 Feb 2019

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#MeetingsAfrica2019: Building a shared economy

In his opening address at the 2019 Meetings Africa launch, South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona delved into how SA Tourism is looking to grow business tourism in the country through NCB efforts to sell the country as a business events destination of choice...

30 Jan 2019

Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town
Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town

Created out of two restored heritage buildings, it's the first hotel in Cape Town to join the Design Hotels group...

23 Jan 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

21 Jan 2019

5 tips for finding the best venue for your event
5 tips for finding the best venue for your event

Peter Jack, founder and director of EMG Events Agency shares his top five tips for finding the best venue for your next event...

17 Jan 2019

The CTICC exceeds its revenue growth by over 14% in 2018
The CTICC exceeds its revenue growth by over 14% in 2018

The CTICC has revealed its 2017/18 Annual Financial Results, which reflects a record break in revenues and operating profits, with contributions of R4.5bn to the South African national GDP and R3.1bn to the GGP of the Western Cape...

13 Dec 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape secures over R1bn in business events
Cape Town, Western Cape secures over R1bn in business events

Meetings secured are expected to attract 32,080 delegates between May and September...

11 Dec 2018

The role of events on tourism
The role of events on tourism

The event industry is a dynamic and fast-growing sector with obvious synergies with tourism. When appropriately hosted, events have the potential to expand the visitor economy, provide media exposure, promote development, and stimulate infrastructure upgrades...

By Glenn van Eck 5 Dec 2018

Why conferencing in 2019 needs a different approach
Why conferencing in 2019 needs a different approach

"Tighter budgets and an increased expectation of value for money and return on investment have seen more and more South African companies looking for conference venues that offer everything that they need in one venue."

19 Nov 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

CTICC hosts AI robot Miss Pepper
CTICC hosts AI robot Miss Pepper

Developed by SoftBank Robotics, Miss Pepper, who is capable of interacting with humans and can adapt her interaction according to a human's emotions, was unveiled during the three-day Biomion World Nutrition Forum 2018 conference...

8 Oct 2018

WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitors
WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitors

"This programme will ensure that out outbound international exhibitors can arrange appointments with potential hosted buyers in advance that are actively selling travel, accommodation and experiences to the African market."

12 Sep 2018

2019 YPO Edge, Global Leadership Conference is Cape Town bound
2019 YPO Edge, Global Leadership Conference is Cape Town bound

Cape Town has been selected as the host of the 2019 YPO Edge and Global Leadership Conference (GLC) taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in March 2019...

22 Aug 2018

SA MICE industry at the forefront of business events in Africa
SA MICE industry at the forefront of business events in Africa

"Ranked number 34 in the International Congress and Convention Associations' global ranking, South Africa is the number one convention destination in Africa and the Middle East."

3 Aug 2018

Aha Hotels & Lodges completes refurbishment of its Kopanong conference centre
Aha Hotels & Lodges completes refurbishment of its Kopanong conference centre

The conference rooms offer flexibility by maximising venue space through opening the various partition doors, accommodating a maximum of 400 guests in cinema style seating, 270 delegates in school room seating and up to 260 guests in banquet style...

10 Jul 2018

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THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism

"There's a consistently negative stigma around travelling in Africa which has been snowballing for years. We need to position ourselves correctly and draw attention to the positive experiences that can be had here."

3 Jul 2018

The time is right for an African attractions association
The time is right for an African attractions association

A key focus of the fifth Attractions Africa conference will be the creation of a continental attractions association in partnership with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions...

31 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 22 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

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Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guide

Conferences and events have a significant impact on the communities and the environment where they are hosted - some good, some bad. What is the right way to address sustainability?

14 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Telling Africa's stories to increase tourism
#Indaba2018: Telling Africa's stories to increase tourism

"Showcase our Indaba and take it to more than 80 countries here for the next three days." This year's theme is Africa's Stories, Your Success and focuses on a united goal to deliver authentic stories to increase tourism to Africa sustainably...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

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