Scan Display’s solution to Cape Town water shortages

Cape Town’s population has grown by 55% since 1995, while dam storage has only grown by 15% in the same period, reports the news agency GroundUp. So while Cape Town has previously experienced lower levels of rainfall compared to the past two years, the pressure the city is under to supply water is greater than…

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EGF to fund research into lifecycle of wood at exhibitions

The Event Greening Forum (EGF) is in the process of contracting an independent researcher to investigate the life cycle of wood in the South African exhibition industry. Greg McManus, the EGF Chairperson, says, “Wood and wood products remain a staple material in the event and exhibition industry. It is used for everything from displays and…

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Artificial Intelligence in the events industry

You’ve probably heard about Artificial Intelligence (AI), and it’s just as possible that you’ve engaged with it – from using Siri or Alexa, to booking online accommodation on certain sites, purchasing Amazon or Netflix’s suggestions or even responding to other Twitter users. This is just the start. AI is predicted to impact nearly every aspect…

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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group wins big at World Travel Awards Africa

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups in the world, scooped four awards at the coveted World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony, which took place last night at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors…

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Picking the perfect conference venue

When organising a conference, many decisions need to be made, but the choice of venue is the one decision that will have the largest impact. This, according to Grant Sandham, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Premier Hotels & Resorts. He explains: “A venue’s cost, capacity, location and ambience, along with the services and amenities provided,…

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We are delighted to be the winners of not one but TWO prestigious awards!

We are thrilled to be provincial winners of the prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards for Service Excellence. We will go to nationals at the end of October where we will face off against the best of the best in South African accommodation.  The Lilizela Awards are in association with South African Tourism and they recognise and…

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Marriott International continues extensive expansion in Africa

Targets over 200 hotels with more than 37,000 rooms by 2022 expecting to generate $8.5 billion of capital investment and 50,000 direct and indirect jobs. Today announces seven new hotels, marking a debut in Côte d’Ivoire and strengthening presence in Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria. Kigali, Rwanda, 10th October 2017 – From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF)…

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Flora cuisine – using flowers in everyday cooking

Flora Cuisine has become a visible food trend in recent times and Capital Hotel School’s head of department for Professional Cookery, Chef Alicia Giliomee provides some insight regarding the history and practice on the use of flowers in cooking: Where did the practice of using edible flowers originate from? It is as old as mankind…

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Patrons get ‘real satisfaction’ with Surveway’s feedback action!

In our highly competitive hospitality industry, there’s no two ways about it: a happy customer is a repeat customer. While many hotel managers and restaurateurs might comfort themselves with the notion that ‘no news is good news’, studies show that only around half of clients actually speak up to voice their dissatisfaction, and of those…

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