Gallagher supports high MICE standards

Since 2010 Gallagher Convention Centre has kept a close watch on the CMP status attainment process with key personnel taking the successful plunge into gaining recognition for much studying in having their knowledge and experience rigorously tested. With the convention centre clients being the ultimate beneficiaries Gallagher has agreed to co-brand with the MICE Academy…

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New name for Protea Hotel Vineyards Estate

August 2012: The name of Protea Hotel Vineyards Estate, located in the Tyger Valley area in Cape Towns northern suburbs, has been changed to Protea Hotel Durbanville.Protea Hospitality Group Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue, Danny Bryer, said the renaming had come about because Protea Hotel Durbanville was stronger in terms of positioning the hotel…

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African Pride Irene Country Lodge to host Live Your Purpose High Tea

The African Pride Irene Country Lodge will, this Womens Day, host a Live Your Purpose high tea event organised by Mrs South Africa 2012 finalist, Gugu Chama with special guests Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe, a successful business woman, Kutana Investment co-founder and former country manger of HP South Africa and Lee Griessel, internationally accredited associated certified Meta…

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PROTEA HOTELS GETS FLUFFY FOR REACH FOR A DREAMS REACH FOR SLIPPERS FRIDAY

The Protea Hospitality Group is getting behind Reach for a Dreams Reach for Slippers campaign, which will see scores of STAFF members going to work this Friday (August 3) wearing their most outrageous bedroom footwear the fluffier and brighter the better! The hotels groups entire head office STAFF complement will be going to work this…

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Pacific World appoints Gill Dewar as national sales representative for SA

Pacific World, the leading MICE* business in Asia and Europe has appointed Gill Dewar as Sales Representative for South Africa. The new appointment supports Pacific Worlds drive to strengthen their sales force and expand its current Events Management and PCO* centres across the globe. Pacific World has recently extended its business reach into Southern Africa,…

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Southern Africa Tourism Services Association becomes ICTP destination member

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) has become a destination member. SATSA is one of five tourism organizations from South Africa that has joined ICTP. The tourism industry in Southern Africa is thriving, and SATSA is a member-driven, nonprofit…

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TOMSA announces pilot project to boost tourist arrivals from the UK

Tourism Marketing South Africa (TOMSA), the levy collecting arm of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), has joined forces with South African Tourism on a pilot project, aimed at boosting tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom. The project entails the appointment of an in market Sales Conversion Consultant, who will work side by…

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Paragon Conventions Africa secures prestigious World Soybean Research Conference 2013

Paragon Conventions Africa, a professional conference organiser, has secured the hosting of the prestigious Ninth World Soybean Research Conference, set to take place at the Durban International Convention Centre from 17 to 22 February 2013. Paragon Conventions Africa has been appointed as the lead professional conference organiser, and is also the official housing and tourism…

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Ingwenyama Joins the Extraordinary Collection

White River resort Ingwenyama Sport and Conference Resort announced their decision to join Extraordinary last week. The resort offers 73 rooms and is nestled overlooking the valley on the southern side of White River Mpumalanga. Ingwenyamas superb location provides guests with a gateway from which to explore the Panorama Route and Kruger National Park. Kruger…

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SAA introduces a baggage piece concept for all flights

South African Airways (SAA) is introducing a new check-in baggage policy in response to varying customer requirements in each of its markets. The policy aligns with most of the larger Star Alliance member carriers ensuring a transparent and consistent set of rules across SAA and other Star Alliance network. From 5 September 2012, SAA will…

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