Food Glorious MICE Food

Catering companies differ tremendously with regards to what their particular cuisine offerings can accomplish for the specific type of MICE gathering. MICE buyers must be wary that a recommended caterer may be outstanding for a particular type of circumstance, yet the same caterer can fail miserably when the requirements are slightly different and out-of-sync with…

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SAACI CONFERENCE AIMS FOR MINIMUM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

The organisers of the annual congress of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI), which will be held at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg from 29 to 31 July 2012, say a number of actions will be implemented to minimise the environmental impact of the event. Congress chairman Wayne Johnson says the…

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The Peninsula: RCI Best Large Resort

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel has been crowned the RCI Best Large Resort 2012 at the prestigious RCI Awards, sharing the esteemed award with The Breakers. This is the fifth time that the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel has received this award, reaffirming itself once more as one of South Africa’s top hotels with a consistently high standard…

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Hilton Sandton appoints new Operations Director

Hilton Sandton has appointed a new Director of Operations, Heidi Kleine-Moller. The announcement follows the appointment, earlier this year, of Jan Van Der Putten as Vice President of Operations for Hilton Worldwide, Africa and Indian Ocean. Jan is also responsible for the business operations at Hilton Sandton and, together with Heidi, will manage the day-to-day…

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Tapping into trends wins Bytes an accolade

Bytes Connects, ongoing efforts to gain a deep understanding of the industry verticals it operates in, have won the company an accolade. Bytes Connect has won an award for consistently contributing to the success of the HICA (Hotel Investment Conference Africa) in Durban. The award, presented by the CEO of the Tourism Board Council of…

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Tourism growth tops agenda at Western Cape tourism meeting

Wesgro (Western Cape Destination Marketing, Investment and Trade Promotion Agency) recently hosted a meeting with various tourism stakeholders to find innovative ways to grow tourism to the Western Cape. South African Airways (SAA), the City of Cape Town, tour operator stakeholders and members of the conference and transport industries attended the meeting. The gathering examined…

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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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