Radisson Blu App makes all the difference to hotel guests

In 2014, the number of web users globally surpassed the number of desktop users, according a report by comScore. People who fall into the age group of 18 to 24 use mobile apps more than any other group, followed closely by 25 to 34 years and then 35 to 44 years. While no hotel would…

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AAXO Raises the Bar with Exhibition Event of the Year

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) released the schedule for the African exhibition event of the year, held from 29 January to 2 February 2018. With the Exhibition of Exhibitions (EoE), AAXO ROAR Awards, International Safety Training and organiser, supplier and exhibitor training hosted at the Ticketpro Dome, there is something for organisers, suppliers,…

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Sandton Convention Centre’s Janine Baltensperger Women in MICE

Janine Baltensperger, Events Manager at Sandton Convention Centre, has been acknowledged as a dedicated and valuable contributor to the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition industry at the fourth annual Women in MICE awards, held at Rand Club of Johannesburg. The event, which took place on Thursday, 17 August 2017, aims to celebrate and pay tribute…

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Celebrating the Top 40 Women in MICE 2017

Meetings magazine and ThePlanner.guru recognised and celebrated this year’s Top 40 Women in MICE at a glamorous luncheon on 17 August 2017. The women who make it onto this list are entrepreneurs, visionaries and mentors – they are a real force to be reckoned with. They know what it takes to have longevity in the…

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Sustainable events are non-negotiable

In her official opening address for the Event Greening Forum (EGF) 2017 Conference, on 27 July at Valverde Eco Hotel, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo said sustainability within the business events industry is no longer negotiable and outlined a strategy to promote it. Kotze-Nhlapo is the Chief Convention Bureau Officer for South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB), an…

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Industry recognition for MICE professionalism in luxury Safari expeditions 2017

Celia du Preez is Hayward’s Grand Safari Company’s secret weapon. Providing luxurious experiences for 200 VIP delegates on mobile luxury safaris across Africa, the company’s operations in themselves are a huge undertaking; yet Celia and her team continue to receive an average 98% guest feedback and satisfaction levels from their VIP guests. With the Hayward’s…

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Linda Reddy crosses the floor to Palazzo

Linda Reddy’s consummate hotel management skills have seen her move rapidly through the ranks at Tsogo Sun to her newest position as GM of the group’s flagship hotel at Montecasino, The Palazzo. Durban-born Reddy joined Tsogo Sun in the late 90s doing part time work at Garden Court South Beach in Durban and there gained…

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SAACI Tshwane Flies High

We live in a world of increasing information overload.  Getting the message across in order to ensure that the receiver of the information in fact gets the actual message takes smart crafting of the spoken and written word. More significant is the eyeball-to-eyeball contact within any type of people gathering.  Known as the MICE industry…

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