Hilton Worldwide opens regional office in South Africa

Designed to drive growth opportunities and spearhead activities across the continent, the newly opened office, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a milestone in Hilton Worldwides 50+ year history in Africa and a tangible symbol of the companys future dedication and commitment to the region. The new regional office gives Hilton Worldwide a firm foundation…

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Expovent makes its mark with EXSA in KZN

Expovent Evolutions is proud to announce the election of Quinton Dicken, the groups regional operations manager, to the board of the Exhibition & Events Association (EXSA). Dicken has been appointed chair for the KZN EXSA Forum, and also sits on the EXSA board as the KZN representative for the association. Commenting on Dickens appointment, EXSA…

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Durban ICC wins big at World Travel Awards

The Durban ICC has yet again clinched the World Travel Awards coveted Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre accolade for 2012. A delighted Julie-May Ellingson, Chief Executive Officer of the Durban ICC, commented; We are honoured that the Durban ICC secured the most votes from its stakeholder community in this category and we are deeply…

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Record number of entries: Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards

A record number of 234 entries have been received in the 2012 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards programme. Imvelo, running for the eleventh year, awards tourism businesses that demonstrate sustained responsible practice in their operations in terms of their natural, social and economic environments. Organised by the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA) in conjunction…

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Absolutely FABZ conference facility

Set amidst striking country surrounds in the heart of Lonehill, Fourways, the Gooderson Leisure Fabz Estate Hotel & Conference Centre is the perfect getaway for those wanting to break away from the hustle and bustle of city life and head for the country without having to venture too far. Our more laid back guests can…

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Conferencing by numbers at African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa

The devils in the detail when youre organising a successful conference or event, and nobody knows that better than the busy bees at African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa the second largest conference centre in Cape Town after the CTICC. Conferencing STAFF at the hotel have been doing the sums for the first 8…

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SITE Crystal Award for Somewhere in Africa

Aside from attending the exciting SITE International Conference in Beijing an uplifting experience in itself from China comes the extraordinary news that the dynamic Somewhere in Africa team has collected a coveted SITE Crystal Award! The Crystal Awards were designed to elevate the global standard of motivational experiences and honour creativity and excellence, says Blanca…

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Hotel Investment Conference Africa 2013

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has confirmed dates for the 7th Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA). HICA 2013 will take place in the time slot ahead of the annual Tourism Indaba, on 9 and 10 May in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. HICA is an established business to business networking platform focused on…

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Tourvest MICE Management achieves CMP status

It was announced by Prometric, the testing adjudicator for several exam programmes, that Clare Neall has achieved CMP status.Clare Neall is the Regional Sales Manager Inland for Tourvest Destination Management Business & Sport Events.The Network introduced Clare to the programme while exhibiting at the inaugural SITE Summit at Montecasino in July 2011. Helen Brewer was…

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The Mice Academy embraces professional career advancement across-the-board

The South African meetings industry has come of age with employers and potential clients agreeing that only performance counts in the many varied sectors of the MICE industry. An Academy Advisory Board spokesperson emphasized Our track record bears witness to the initial investigations and successful implementation of one meetings management programme, hence it remains for…

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