Tourist arrivals double global average

Tourist arrivals to South Africa grew by 10,5% for the first six months of 2012, more than double the global average of 5% for the same period According to the most recent tourism figures, tourist numbers to South Africa increased by an impressive 10,5% during the first six months of 2012, which is double the…

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Scan Display Loerie Awards finalist

Scan Display provides creative design and construction solutions for exhibitions and events. These abilities were showcased to maximum effect at the COP17 South African Climate Change Response Expo (CCR Expo) in 2011, resulting in the projects nomination as a finalist in the Live Event category at the recent 34th Loerie Awards.The Loerie Awards recognise the…

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Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards finalists

The finalists in the 2012 Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards programme, organised by the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA) in conjunction with the National Department of Tourism, have been announced. Imvelo, running for the eleventh year, awards tourism businesses that demonstrate sustained responsible practice in their operations in terms of their natural, social and…

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Judging criteria for Green Awards announced

The Exhibition and Events Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) is proud to announce the launch of their Green Awards today. EXSAs recognition of the industrys need to become more sustainable led to the development of the Green Awards. These awards will acknowledge and commend those exhibition organisers and stand builders who have successfully applied sustainable…

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Sandton Convention Centre: Best Corporate Conference Venue

Sandton Convention Centre has added another prestigious award to its impressive collection by winning the Best Corporate Conference Venue (over 500 pax) Award at this years BTAfrica Business Travel Awards. Earlier this year, Sandton Convention Centre won the Technical Production Services Association Award in the Favourite Technical Venue category for the sixth time. The Business…

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Sandton Sun is Africa’s leading business hotel

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards (WTA) acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. A globally recognisable brand synonymous with quality, the World Travel Awards has announced their 2012 winners. This year, Sandton Sun claimed no less than three titles as Africas and South Africas Leading Business Hotel as…

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MICE Certification Service: an industry winner

With the MICE industry realising the importance of gaining points for keeping up to date in the ever-changing MICE markets the next step was the launch of an ambitious CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme for the industry.Rolling out in early 2013 will be a series of MICE Focus Groups for the very purpose of an…

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Expovent Evolutions rises to new heights

Expovent Evolutions South Africa shone in its role as the preferred supplier of furniture to the 2012 Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo (AAD 2102). The exhibition, which filled seven hangars at the Air Force Base in Waterkloof from 19 to 23 September, is the largest of its kind on the African continent. Operating determinedly to…

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New Protea Hotel FIRE & ICE! Menlyn announced

Contractors have already broken ground in Summit Place, opposite the Menlyn Park Mall, for the newest property in South Africas most successful urban concept hotel brand, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!Protea Hospitality Group CEO Arthur Gillis made the announcement this week, saying the construction heralded a triumphant turning point in South African hospitality after the…

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Dynamic new relationship with African Bureau of Conventions and Indigo Marketing

With the exceedingly large number of international convention bids being placed both for South Africa and Africa, the African Convention Bureau has formed a strategic alliance with Indigo Marketing. This leading, 20-year old agency has evolved into the social business space which will ensure that conventions coming to South Africa, are marketed within all spheres…

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