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R1.6bn investment into Durban’s Golden Mile

R1.6bn investment into Durban’s Golden Mile

Durban’s Golden Mile – the popular stretch of beachfront that runs from uShaka Beach to Suncoast Casino Hotels & Entertainment in the north – has received a R1.6 billion investment, courtesy of Tsogo Sun’s refurbishment of Suncoast. Tsogo Sun's footprint on the Golden...

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Win a Jodi Deerling Box

Win a Jodi Deerling Box

Giving and receiving incentives is very important. Everyone wants to feel valued, whether they're employee, colleagues, partners or managers. So why not take the initiative and give them something to smile about? Win 1 of 2 Jodi Deerling Boxes, It's easy! How to...

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AC Hotels Opens First Hotel in Cape Town

AC Hotels Opens First Hotel in Cape Town

AC Hotels by Marriott announced the opening of AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront marking the debut of the brand in Middle East and Africa. Owned and developed by the Amdec Group, the hotel demonstrates the sophisticated and timeless European design that is true to the AC...

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Social media hacks for events

Social media hacks for events

Using social media to promote events is more necessary than ever. It’s accessible, it’s easy and everyone is on social media anyway. POST REGULARLY ABOUT YOUR EVENT Posting once in a while about your event you won’t get the awareness you need to get people to join....

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Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Sometimes, we at Travelbags see ourselves as a mini events team. Any event, exhibition or meeting is only as successful as its organising team. Exhibitions are one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa. Exhibitions are focused marketing tools; they offer...

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How to Delegate

How to Delegate

While high attendance certainly is a healthy indicator of the success of any meeting or event, this industry isn’t just a numbers game. And unless you’re basing the level of achievement of your event purely on ticket sales, attracting a massive delegation in the hope...

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Mitigating the risks

Mitigating the risks

The potential hazards posed within the events industry may not seem to be much reason for concern at first, but health and safety should be at the forefront of any gathering where a significant number of people are expected. The Global Citizen concert made headlines...

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Splendid Inn Bloemfontein opens in 2019

Splendid Inn Bloemfontein opens in 2019

Premier Hotels & Resorts continues to cement its presence as one of the fastest growing, independently owned hotel chains in South Africa. Starting off with 40 bedrooms, the group now plans to expand and add 13 new hotels to their portfolio over the next 5 years...

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Taking a gamble Closer to home

Taking a gamble Closer to home

Just under an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, Emerald Resort & Casino has meeting spaces that can accommodate between 30 and 3 000 people. The venue opened its doors in 1997 and offers a variety of activities and entertainment. While it is certainly not as big or...

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The spaces between us

The spaces between us

Gallagher Convention Centre is a behemoth of a venue, sprawled over a 32 hectare property. Meetings’ editor Shanna Jacobsen takes stock of what the Convention Centre’s versatile spaces have to offer and gives a first-hand account of her site visit. Driving in through...

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Make time to Tour SA

Make time to Tour SA

Escorted tours are a Meetings favourite because they offer a great option for incentive travellers looking for an organised, social travel option with plenty of inclusions. Tour in SA (TiSA) specialises in creating these unforgettable guided tours across the country....

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Hospitality industry needs to move with times

Hospitality industry needs to move with times

South Africa’s hospitality industry needs to undergo some fundamental changes to remain relevant and to keep up with the demands of a modern world, and in turn appeal to young industry professionals like millennials and the incoming generation Z. These sentiments were...

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Johannesburg Remains Africa’s Most Popular City

Johannesburg Remains Africa’s Most Popular City

Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index. The City of Gold attracted 4.05 million international overnight visitors in 2017. Close on its...

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2019 Conferencing needs a different approach

2019 Conferencing needs a different approach

Even though conferencing and meetings budgets are under increasing pressure, the business benefits of conferencing are priceless: education and skills sharing opportunities, networking, and an off-site environment for colleagues to learn more about themselves and one...

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First Car Rental advances car hire

First Car Rental advances car hire

If you are renting a car this summer, don't forget to pack your patience, unless of course, you are hiringfrom First Car Rental, who this week, launched South Africa’s first ever Car Hire Self-Service at major branches across the country. “Our new self-service car...

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Montecasino wins Best of Joburg Awards

Montecasino wins Best of Joburg Awards

Undoubtedly the Home of the Best restaurants in Joburg, Montecasino’s nine winners in this category are Best Greek – Mythos; Best Sushi – The Fireroom; Best Breakfast – Wimpy; Best Pizza Spot – Col’Cacchio; Best Indian – The Raj; Best Chicken – Nando’s; Best Chips &...

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12 tips to finding the perfect event venue

12 tips to finding the perfect event venue

Selecting the right venue is critical and according to event professionals on LinkedIn, when asked what they would consider the most important points to keep in mind for choosing a venue for their events, here are the most frequent responses: Budgets - Cost is usually...

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Cool event décor ideas

Cool event décor ideas

Whether you are organising a party, fundraiser, awards dinner or other event, budget is one of the biggest things to keep in mind. You want to create an amazing look and feel, but not overdo it from a cost perspective. One of the great things about décor and...

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Different types of conference attendees

Different types of conference attendees

Everyone attending a conference has a reason to be there. Although this article is written tongue in cheek, there are some truths to these different types of attendees – see how many you can recognise. I know as a conference organiser I have met almost all of these in...

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Marketing your venue: 7 practical tips to attract new clients

Marketing your venue: 7 practical tips to attract new clients

Whether you are marketing your venue full-time or whether acquiring new venue clients only forms part of your list of daily tasks, there are countless fresh marketing ideas you could make use of. The question I would like to ask you today is whether you are making full use of all your marketing opportunities or are you missing some amazing opportunities while you stick to the same old strategy?

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Event management software

Event management software

If you are lucky enough to be able to afford professional events management software to track tasks, develop programmes, handle registration and marketing etc then there are a variety of options available to you – but we suggest doing detailed research and reading up...

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10 tell tale signs you are in events management

10 tell tale signs you are in events management

A tongue in cheek note from a local events manager - see how many of these apply to you too. Wardrobe filled with mostly black clothing? You are not boring or funereal. Nope, you are an events manager. You can totally rock black every day for the next 3 weeks, without...

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Apps for events planners

Apps for events planners

In the last few years the use of apps and smart phones has increased vastly. We now read our emails, check our messages and can basically operate an entire office off of a tiny little device that fits in to our pocket or hand bag. So it only makes sense that event...

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Lacto-ovo whatinism?

Lacto-ovo whatinism?

From Banting to Veganism – there are so many different types of dietary requirements out there – how on earth does one know what to cater for and where to draw the line when catering for large groups? There are two main streams of dietary requirements – belief based...

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Using beacons at your next event

Using beacons at your next event

I always get asked what the next great thing in event technology is going to be. Among other things, my answer always includes the integration of beacons. I found an interesting blog about this that I would like to share with you. Apple first introduced beacon...

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Splendid Inn Bloemfontein opens in 2019

Splendid Inn Bloemfontein opens in 2019

Premier Hotels & Resorts continues to cement its presence as one of the fastest growing, independently owned hotel chains in South Africa. Starting off with 40 bedrooms, the group now plans to expand and add 13 new hotels to their portfolio over the next 5 years...

read more

Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Sometimes, we at Travelbags see ourselves as a mini events team. Any event, exhibition or meeting is only as successful as its organising team. Exhibitions are one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa. Exhibitions are focused marketing tools; they offer...

read more

Risk mitigation in booking business travel

Risk mitigation in booking business travel

Businesses booking corporate travel for executives focus on every itinerary detail, from flights to accommodation, dinners to entertainment. But is risk mitigation considered when transfers between events are simply listed on the itinerary as “transfer by taxi” or...

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Win a Jodi Deerling Box

Win a Jodi Deerling Box

Giving and receiving incentives is very important. Everyone wants to feel valued, whether they're employee, colleagues, partners or managers. So why not take the initiative and give them something to smile about? Win 1 of 2 Jodi Deerling Boxes, It's easy! How to...

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Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Greg Lotriet is reaching a dream that started as a teen when he first saw the classic Al Pacino movie, Casino. As a gifted people’s person, he is thriving in his new position as VIP Services Manager at Montecasino, overseeing the Privé and ensuring memorable guest...

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Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Recent studies show that the average person is exposed to up to 10 000 brand messages a day. With consumers switching between screens – television, laptop, smartphone and tablet – this equates to 21 times an hour, which correlates with Microsoft’s claim that the...

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Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Luxury dining is a multisensory experience that takes one through a journey of enjoyment, from the harmonious surroundings and the exquisite tastes on one’s palate, to the satisfaction that lingers long after the meal. Marika Nikolaidis, Restaurant and Bar Curator at...

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The Transition of Taste

The Transition of Taste

No fine-dining experience is complete without an unforgettable dessert. Chef Chelsea Logan, who helms the pastry team at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, said, “Dessert plays a defining role in rounding off the overall dining experience; it cleanses the palate and...

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Conference menu items for mental agility

Conference menu items for mental agility

Conferences and certain meetings can be long and at times it’s difficult to stay focused. In-depth or strategy sessions require a delegates undivided attention or critical and at times creative thinking. In order to give them the mental boost they need, all you have...

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CPP on demand

Enhance your knowledge and skills as a professional event planner. Meetings magazine, in collaboration with ibtm africa, has launched its Career Progression Programme (CPP on Demand), which will help professionals stay up to date with information and trends that are crucial to event planners.

Unboxing series

These are small events on topics that upskill event professionals and allow them to network with each other and with the 3S Media team. The topics chosen are of value to event planners, giving them key insights into various aspects of event management.

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