You’re invited to test the latest tech at Madex/Markex

Visualise this: You’re attending a conference on urban planning, and the speaker pulls up a virtual 3D model of a city which he navigates you through as he explains the infrastructure you are seeing. Or you’re at an automotive exhibition, and you really want to test drive one of the luxury cars on display –…

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South African business faces the urinal (restroom) challenge

We’ve all read the note on the bathroom stall – “please leave these restrooms in the condition you found them”. While the appearance of cleanliness and the pungent aroma of bleach gives us a sense that the toilets we use at work are sanitised, studies show this is not the case. A report* prepared by…

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Being healthy has never tasted this good

There are a few emails I receive daily that get priority attention, especially invitations. Eating the best of best foods is something I can’t say no to, it’s my favourite part of the job. When I got this email however, there was a hint of doubt – “Are you up for a challenge? We would like…

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CTICC doing its part to reduce water consumption

The Cape Town International Convention Centre is continuing to play its part in reducing water consumption and has implemented initiatives to further curtail its use of potable and irrigation water. Over the past year the CTICC has: Reduced the toilet cistern water-holding capacity by 20% in all ablution facilities; Replaced butterfly shutdown valves to reduce…

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Emirates update: New rule for US-bound travel

Please note that effective Saturday, 25th March 2017 until Saturday, 14th October 2017, travellers to the United States from Dubai International airport can no longer carry any electronic device larger than a cell phone or smartphone(excluding medical devices) as cabin baggage. This new security directive, issued by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), applies to…

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Fit For Travel: The Fitness Travel Trend

The Cornell Center for Hospitality Research recently revealed that only 22% of U.S. hotel visitors still use hotel gyms. The study, which covered 33 U.S. hotels across 6 global hotel brands seemingly contradicts another research report released by the Global Wellness Institute, which stated that “Global wellness tourism revenues grew from $494.1 billion in 2013…

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Choose your own adventure in Namibia

When travelling to Namibia, it doesn’t always have to be business as usual. This desert land is a diamond in the rough, and has many untapped jewels on offer. There are a few must-do activities in Namibia, and specifically in the buzzing capital Windhoek. Not sure what those are yet, carry on reading. Holding the…

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CTICC expansion uncovers a buried part of historical Cape Town

The expansion of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has been underway for more than two years now and according to CTICC management, the centre will be operational from mid-2017. However, construction was recently brought to a halt when contractors discovered remains of the old Cape Town harbour. Back in the early 1900’s, gold…

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Etihad Airways goes double daily to Düsseldorf

Etihad Airways today announced its Abu Dhabi – Düsseldorf route will be operated 14 times a week with the addition of a new daily service, effective 26 March 2017. The double daily schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu Dhabi and Düsseldorf, and further increase connectivity to and from Germany over…

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