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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CMP MICE Focus Group Says It All With Safety & Snapshots

It was a good turn-out for the Networks Focus Group when Caroline Ackermann CMP presented a clients perspective on the vexing issue of site inspections while Helen Brewer CMP followed on – in a tennis-style – before, during and following presentation from the venues point of view. Copious notes were taken while Nigel Walker CMP…

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Branding in Meetings Management Its The Name of The Game

Have you ever thought through the importance of putting a brand or logo-type identity to your events and meetings? Not only iconic projects but branding for the re-occurring series of training courses for example. Brand identity is just another way of building relationships with people so says major brand and design consultants WRAPPA in BizCommunity….

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