Wonder women

The hotel and hospitality business is a tough one; it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Why, then, do so many women opt for this as a career choice? This industry requires among many things mental strength, agility and endurance. Long hours, late nights, a demanding workload that will take its toll…

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Fortis Hotels’ Siyanda Dlamini defies the odds

Siyanda Dlamini is the newly appointed Sales and Marketing Director and shareholder at Fortis Hotels, a leading independently owned local hotel brand. Siyanda joined the group in 2013 (when it was known as the Boulevard Group) as General Manager (GM) at Protea Hotel Manor, and he has steadily worked his way up through the ranks…

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How to run an effective Facebook competition

More than a billion people around the world use Facebook, including 13 million South Africans. This makes it an invaluable tool to reach you audience. Of course, everyone else will have the same idea, so you will need to battle through a lot of ‘noise’ to be heard. Promotions like competitions and giveaways can be…

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Lloyd Orr launches LOCMICE

Lloyd Orr Communications recently launched their specialised division within the group and has been appointed to look after the representation of very niche DMCs that cater to special groups and MICE bookings. DMC’s that cater to special groups and MICE bookings signed up to work with the South African MICE industry.  They are: Insiders Tourism in…

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URGENT! Free Assessor Training – calling for volunteers

The Services SETA have allocated funding for the overall events industry. In order to capacitate the potential learners in the future we will need assessors and moderators to assess the learners. (For which you will get paid.) But in the meantime the Services SETA are offering free training to all those interested in participating as…

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Relentless Innovation is Driving the Conference Sector

Relentless innovation is vital for conference providers to succeed in current times. So says Angela Lorimer, Spier’s Commercial Manager who was recently ranked by Meetings magazine as among the Top 40 Women in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) sector 2017. Fierce competition, in-house meetings and technological advancements have all combined to create a…

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EXSA GM MOVES ON

EXSA (Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa) has announced that Phumulani Hlatshwayo has officially resigned from his role as General Manager as he moves on to explore other opportunities. Hlatshwayo, has accomplished many successes since joining EXSA in May 2016, and will be missed. With over 12 years in providing leadership and management to…

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