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6 trends likely to disrupt the events industry in 2020Article

Raylene de Wet, director of event sales at Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, unveils six trends that will likely disrupt and elevate South Africa's events industry in the coming year...

6 Aug 2019

North West student crowned Future Leaders Forum winner in Germany
North West student crowned Future Leaders Forum winner in GermanyArticle

North West University student Emile Coetzee was recently crowned the winner of the Future Leaders Forum at the World Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events (IMEX) 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany...

24 May 2019

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SA's business events on display at IMEX Frankfurt 2019Article

South Africa has representation across the board from hotels, airlines, destination management companies, provincial tourism agencies, provincial convention bureaus and professional conference organisers...

24 May 2019

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#BehindtheSelfie with... Mikhaila HunterArticle

This week we go behind the selfie with Mikhaila Hunter, manager: strategic relationships and marketing at Fort...

Leigh Andrews 7 May 2019

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World Travel Awards calls for entriesArticle

The World Travel Awards has opened for submission and invites travel brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence to participate in the annual programme...

31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Redirecting an economy, a tourism imperative for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Redirecting an economy, a tourism imperative for 2019Article

Trends in tourism tend to speak towards hot destinations or new patterns of exploration; and, while those are always happening, there's an overarching trend that will influence how South Africans experience travel in 2019...

Avukile Mabombo 21 Dec 2018

The Blue Train gets another observation car
The Blue Train gets another observation carArticle

The Blue Train has announced the addition of an observation car to its second train set...

19 Nov 2018

The importance of the MICE industry and business events in South Africa
The importance of the MICE industry and business events in South AfricaArticle

What is MICE and how does it impact our economy?...

Issued by GL events 16 Aug 2018

Potatoes SA announces first Enterprise Development Farmer of the Year
Potatoes SA announces first Enterprise Development Farmer of the YearArticle

Phophi Raletjena is the first ever Potatoes SA Enterprise Development Farmer of the Year. He ascribes his success to firstly, increasing his yield and secondly, the ability to source and access information and to learn from others...

Hanrie Greebe 11 Jun 2018

Why Cape Town is still a top tourist hotspot in 2018
Why Cape Town is still a top tourist hotspot in 2018Article

Despite its recent dry spell, with amazingly cheap flights to Cape Town, the Mother City is still a top tourist destination and is raking in tourism awards to prove it...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Jun 2018

Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZN
Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZNArticle

The aim of this annual gathering by Followme2Africa is to ensure that the agents are well informed about all the tourism offerings available in KwaZulu-Natal so that they can return to their countries and package the Zulu Kingdom as a premier destination...

29 May 2018

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How Hilton will reach its 2030 social and environmental goalsArticle

On top of removing plastic straws from its 650 managed properties by the end of 2018, Hilton revealed it will double its social impact investments and cut its global environmental impact in half by 2030...

24 May 2018

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Radisson adds Park Inn Lusaka to Africa portfolioArticle

The hotel will be situated in a central location within the city's concentration of embassies, diplomatic missions and United Nations offices...

23 May 2018

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Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guideArticle

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?

11 May 2018

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Carlson Rezidor rebrands to leverage international brand equity of the Radisson nameArticle

"The creation of the Radisson Hotel Group is an evolution of our long-term partnership with the Rezidor Hotel Group. Together, we are clarifying and executing a new brand architecture to create more value for our guests and owners."

6 Mar 2018

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#MeetingsAfrica: Sharing the benefits of tourismArticle

The importance of Meetings Africa in terms of its contribution to the macro-economy of the country cannot be underestimated. "It serves to boost tourism revenue while driving employment."

Danette Breitenbach 6 Feb 2018

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Bon Hotels adds Destiny Exclusive Hotel, Wellness Spa and Conference Centre to portfolioArticle

Bon Hotels has bolstered its South African portfolio with the boutique-style 40-roomed Destiny Exclusive Hotel, Wellness Spa and Conference Centre in Kempton Park...

6 Feb 2018

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Hilton makes its debut in Cape VerdeArticle

Hilton has made its debut in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) with the opening a new resort on the Island of Sal...

1 Feb 2018

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Marriott opens second hotel in Kenya overlooking famous Nairobi National ParkArticle

Marriott International has further strengthened its presence in Kenya with the announcement of the opening of its second hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, overlooking the World's Wildlife Capital...

7 Nov 2017

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CTICC financial results confirm its value to SA economy, business tourism industryArticle

According to the financial results of the CTICC, the centre generated R216m in revenue, contributed R3.7bn to the national economy, sustained 7,824 jobs, hosted 482 events and 416,733 delegates...

27 Oct 2017

The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE space
The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE spaceArticle

To cater for the next generation in the meetings and incentives space, there are four realities you need to consider...

Chantal Kliche 2 Oct 2017

Radisson Blu contributing to SDGs with Blu Planet for Meetings
Radisson Blu contributing to SDGs with Blu Planet for MeetingsArticle

To make meetings carbon-free at Radisson Blu hotels worldwide by the end of the year, the hotel brand is launching Blu Planet for Meetings...

29 May 2017

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#Indaba2017: Show's success reflected in high attendance figuresArticle

With around 7,000 delegates and more than 1,000 exhibitors from 18 African countries, Africa's Travel Indaba 2017 has been hailed as a “resounding success”...

19 May 2017

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya
Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in KenyaArticle

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

20 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017
#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017Article

The CTICC was abuzz as travel trade show, World Travel Market Africa 2017, opened its floors and doors to inbound and outbound travel professionals

19 Apr 2017

Sod turning marks start of Skukuza Safari Lodge construction
Sod turning marks start of Skukuza Safari Lodge constructionArticle

SANParks CEO said this new development is set to raise KNP's competitiveness as one of the premier meetings and events destinations in the country...

20 Feb 2017

Collaboration between industry bodies to facilitate growth within meetings industry
Collaboration between industry bodies to facilitate growth within meetings industryArticle

African meetings' bureaus had a collective 338 meetings across the continent according to the ICCA regions in 2015, indicating around 9% in meetings growth in Africa for the year...

2 Feb 2017

Renaissance Hotels makes its debut in Nigeria
Renaissance Hotels makes its debut in NigeriaArticle

Renaissance Hotels has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa - the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel located in Nigeria's commercial centre...

23 Jan 2017

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Hilton continues Moroccan expansion with first hotel in CasablancaArticle

Hilton Garden Inn Casablanca Sidi Maarouf in Morocco to begin construction in 2018…

17 Jan 2017

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Abu Dhabi evolving into a distinctive global destinationArticle

In Mastercard's new Global Cities Index Report, Abu Dhabi ranks as the fastest-growing destination in the Middle East and among the fastest-growing in the world...

17 Jan 2017

Hilton to open its first hotel in Casablanca
Hilton to open its first hotel in CasablancaArticle

After reestablishing its presence in Morocco with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center in 2016, Hilton has signed a management agreement with Group Sadiki to open its first hotel in Casablanca...

6 Jan 2017

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#Behind the Selfie with... Vanessa BaardArticle

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with entrepreneur Vanessa Baard, currently director and co-founder of ByDesign Communications...

Leigh Andrews 2 Nov 2016

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Youthful Park Inn Newlands goes ultra modern with new décorArticle

The Park Inn by Radisson, in its forward-thinking approach, has incorporated the latest technology into its new, ultra modern décor...

17 Aug 2016

The importance of healthy eating to corporate wellness
The importance of healthy eating to corporate wellnessArticle

It's not uncommon to find that many of us, who may well be healthy eaters at home, give way to speed and convenience when it comes to the food choices that are made, often under pressure, during working hours...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 15 Jul 2016

CTICC expansion aims to increase CT's competitiveness
CTICC expansion aims to increase CT's competitivenessArticle

The expansion of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is currently under way...

7 Mar 2016

The Wing - an indestructible, green product
The Wing - an indestructible, green productArticle

Scan Display's Wing with roll-up banner has been a consistent marketing feature for exhibitors and marketers at events and activations over the past 18 years...

Issued by Scan Display 30 Sep 2015

Cape Town remains top destination for business events
Cape Town remains top destination for business eventsArticle

Cape Town has retained its position as the number 1 destination for business events in Africa...

26 May 2015

Cape Grace debuts two elegant new function spaces
Cape Grace debuts two elegant new function spacesArticle

Cape Town is an ideal location for business meetings and events because of its pristine and diverse natural setting, favorable exchange rates and thriving business and cultural centers.

Issued by Cape Grace 11 May 2015

IHG launches IHG Business Rewards
IHG launches IHG Business RewardsArticle

A global business bookings programme from IHG Rewards Club that offers rewards on all business bookings has been launched...

2 Apr 2015

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Conferencing trends in 2015Article

In the hyper-connected world we live in, business professionals, CEOs, meeting professionals and others are starting to place a much higher value on the power of human connection...

Teresa Jenkins 16 Feb 2015

IHG Expands in Africa with hotel in Ethiopia
IHG Expands in Africa with hotel in EthiopiaArticle

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Tsemex Hotels and Business Plc to develop Crowne Plaza Addis Ababa. The 210-key hotel represents the entry of IHG into Ethiopia and adds to the company's growing presence in Africa.

12 Sep 2014

Lumi Mobile and IML Worldwide rebrand as Lumi
Lumi Mobile and IML Worldwide rebrand as LumiArticle

Audience insight groups Lumi Mobile and IML Worldwide have launched a new brand identity following last year's combination of the two businesses.

Issued by LUMI Insight 3 Mar 2014

Gauteng Investment Centre opens in SandtonArticle

Sandton, destination Gauteng moved a step up in terms of reaffirming its standing as South Africa and Africa's economic hub with world-class support infrastructure for investors, tourists and business alike with the opening of the Gauteng Investor Centre (GIC) in Sandton by Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

21 Feb 2014

Open house at the CTICC, as the centre celebrates 10 years of successArticle

On Saturday, 29 June the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is inviting the public to join in its birthday celebrations, and come experience the CTICC first hand.

Issued by Cape Town International Convention Centre 24 Jun 2013

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