Southern Africa’s premier conference industry event

The SAACI National Conference 2012 programme is packed with interesting speakers and topics. This years theme Shifting Paradigms focuses on the changing global business environment and the strategies needed to adapt to it. Highlight: Arnaldo Nardone, president of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), will address delegates at the conference. Feel Good Factor: SAACI…

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Leriba Hotel & Spa undergoes a ‘facelift’

Leriba Hotel and Spa will undergo a facelift as part of its drive to satisfy the changing need of our loyal corporate clients. Leriba Hotel and Spa is widely regarded as one of Gautengs premier conference venues which received numerous awards including Best Luxury Hotel in SA [AA Travel Awards, 2011]; Overall Best Restaurant in…

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Price of Staging and Production explained

In a world full of information any meeting or event manager having to get several messages across at a gathering knows full well the value of effective staging and production techniques. MICE buyers of a range of products and services continue to be overwhelmed at the charges for staging and production. There are many different…

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MICE Industry investigates venues ‘Fit for Purpose’

Of the 3500 MICE venues with and without accommodation and of varying shapes and sizes in SA – more than 2000 are in Gauteng. However there are just 150 that are tourism graded less than 5%. The reasons for this low percentage are varied. But the national MESE tourism grading system provides the MICE graded…

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New Protea Hotel to be built in Hoima, Ghana

Protea Hotels is once again spreading its wings. The hotel group has just signed an agreement for the construction of another hotel in Uganda, bringing the number of hotels in the country to four. The new hotel will be built in Hoima, the centre of the Albertine Rift Valley oil exploration, extraction and processing region….

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Entries open for the 2012 FEDHASA Imvelo Awards

This years Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards programme is open for entries. Imvelo is now in its 11th year and awards businesses that implement sustained responsible tourism programmes. Organised by the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA) in conjunction with the Department of Tourism, Absa, the Department of Water Affairs, the Industrial Development Corporation and…

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Exciting developments: SAA to launch additional flights to Mumbai, India

In hot of the press industry news South African Airways (SAA) has announced it will introduce a sixth weekly flight on its Johannesburg/Mumbai route launching 21 August. The additional weekly frequency comes hot on the heels of the fifth weekly frequency SAA launched in the middle of June. Prior to this, SAA was operating four…

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Holiday Inn Sandton, Rivonia Road wins prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Holiday Inn Sandton, Rivonia Road has announced that they are the proud recipients of the TripAdvisor Excellence Certificate 2012. This Certificate of Excellence award honours hospitality excellence. The accolade is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Holiday Inn Sandton has consistently received…

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