Ready, set, connect! 6 steps to Wi-Fi bliss

“Arguably, all of the factors that can contribute to poor Wi-Fi performance are under the organiser’s control,” says Gavin Burgess, Managing Director of Ultimate Data Sciences. That’s right; Wi-Fi is not sorcery or black magic, as much as it feels like it could be at times. By working through Gavin’s recommendations below, you can have…

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SCC lands five-year bid to host Meetings Africa

Sandton Convention Centre has won the coveted bid to host Meetings Africa for the next five years, having had 12 successful years of hosting what has become the continent’s largest business tourism event. Meetings Africa is the showcase for Africa’s diverse offering of global meetings services and products, and is an iconic industry event, highlighting…

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Marriott International Scoops Two Major Industry Awards in South Africa

Voted Best Business Hotel Group and Best International Hotel Group at the Business Traveler Africa Awards 2017.   CAPE TOWN, South Africa, September 6, 2017/ — Entrenching its position in Sub-Saharan Africa as a leading hospitality provider in the region, Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) bagged two major hotel category awards at the Business Traveler Africa Awards…

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A brilliant end to the year…

Although the summer holidays feel far away, now is the time to start planning your year-end function. The more time you have for this, the better your chances of wowing your guests and ending the year on a terrific note. Year-end functions aren’t just an excuse to have some fun; they are a time-honoured tradition…

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Event work stress: 4 ways to manage it better

Working in the events industry is no joke. Last year US company CareerCast ranked event coordinator as the 5th most stressful job in the world. It came in after military personnel, fire fighter, airline pilot and police officer (in that order). This result was based on measuring 11 factors that they identified as stress contributors, namely:…

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Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel appoints Executive Assistant Manager

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel is delighted to announce the appointment of Jessica Ferreira as its Executive Assistant General Manager. Ferreira brings with her a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, and prior experience with the Rezidor Group, of which Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel is a part of. Ferreira’s career began when she was waitressing…

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Lisa Sukdev is Montecasino’s new PR Manager

It’s all about people for Montecasino’s newly appointed Public Relations Manager, Lisa Sukdev. She initially believed her career would be in law, but after a short time in a legal firm, she realised it wasn’t for her and gravitated to communications. Sukdev, who grew up in Phoenix in Durban, maintains that good public relations people…

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Heavenly Spa scoops global award for The Westin

The Heavenly Spa at the Westin Cape Town has once again placed this city on the global forefront, after it was named the 2017 Best Luxury Urban Escape Spa by the World Luxury Spa Awards. The World Luxury Spa Awards is prestigious and described as the “pinnacle of achievements” for luxury spas, as well as the world’s leading award…

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