2012 EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE CONFERENCE EMBARKING ON NEW HORIZONS

This year, the city of Cape Town will play host to the 14th annual Employee Assistance ProfessionalsAssociation of South Africa (EAPA-SA) conference to be held from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 September 2012 at NH The Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. The theme for this years conference is New Horizons, with both local and…

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Voyage of Discovery at Maropeng with Toadbury Hall and Hot Air Ballooning SA

Maropeng has teamed up with Toadbury Hall (the exquisite 25ha country estate offering beautiful accommodation and conferencing facilities) and Hot Air Ballooning SA, to offer guests the ultimate winter weekend adventure in the Cradle of Humankind. Embark on a voyage of discovery at the Maropeng Visitor Centre and learn about the origins of humankind, before…

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Birchwood Hotel launches Convention Centre

Prepare to experience a conference location like no other. Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre is launching a new world class multi-purpose convention centre. The Hotel established in 1998 with just one conference venue and 80 accommodation rooms today boasts 665 accommodation rooms and over 60 conference rooms. With the latest addition being a…

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Taj Cape Town hosts Expressions and Footsteps to Freedom

The Taj Cape Town is hosting a monthly themed gastronomic showcase titled Expressions, where local food and wine lovers can enjoy a unique experience tasting hand-picked wines from various selected regions paired with custom fare. Each month, one of South Africa’s top chefs from a chosen wine region is selected to present a four-course dinner…

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International hosted buyers confirmed for SETE 2012

This years dynamic and progressive Sports and Events Tourism Exchange Exhibition and Conference has been bolstered with the news that twenty high profile international buyers have already signed on for the events International Hosted Buyers (IHB) programme. Tasked with promoting the country as a popular sports and events destination, international interest in the second annual…

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Budgeting is the most important feature in the event industry

In the event industry, the task of budgeting is perhaps the most important feature in ensuring the success of the event and the business as a whole. Without it, there is no way to manage all the expenses and avoid the hidden costs which invariably creep in. So says technical event support company Strike Productions…

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Tourism at the forefront of sustainable energy initiatives

Tourism is leading the way in some of the world’s most innovative sustainable energy initiatives. Energy-efficient upgrades to aircraft, the shift to renewable fuel for aviation and cruise liners, energy technology solutions in hotels, as well as countless other initiatives are placing tourism at the forefront of the clean energy transformation, and these initiatives are…

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Johannesburg to host 3 global summits in 2013

Johannesburgs reputation as a premier destination for international conferences and exhibitions will receive a major boost next year when the City hosts three global summits. The Executive Mayor, Clr Mpho Parks Tau, says Johannesburg was selected as the host city for these summits because of its excellent record of success in organising major international events….

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Holiday Inn wins Icon Brand Award for second year running

The Icon Brand Awards is the largest of its kind in South Africa. To determine winners, the usage of over 8 000 brands is measured across 41 product categories and through 15 000 face to face interviews. Icon Brand Award winners are brands that are loved by, and have a durable and timeless relationship with,…

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Candidates Challenge CMP-IS Computer-based Exam

While the South African MICE industry remains confused with the ebb and flow of questionable communications from professional international programme management limited consideration or thought is given to those being seated for the first computer-based exam on the African continent at this time. Report backs from newly-seated South African candidates indicate less than satisfactory procedures…

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