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Tourism: Economic friend or environmental foe?

Tourism: Economic friend or environmental foe?

Whilst it boosts the economy, encourages growth and development, by nature, tourism takes its toll on the planet. On the doorstep of Cape Town International, Hotel Verde finds ways to turn the potential curse into a blessing. In 2017, Iceland received over two million...

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Palazzo presents perfect wine and dinner pairings

Palazzo presents perfect wine and dinner pairings

“Wine is the only artwork you can drink.” Luis Fernando Olaverri The pairing of food and wine takes centre stage at The Palazzo at Montecasino for one elegant, exclusive event each month as a selection of fine wines from a leading wine estate are paired with a...

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Taking a gamble?

Taking a gamble?

Having your next meeting or event take place in and around casinos might be a risky bet that brings with it enormous rewards. Meetings surveys the hotspots. Lights flashing, chips stacking and slot machines ringing – there’s no place quite like a casino. For...

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7 reasons why exhibitions are still relevant

7 reasons why exhibitions are still relevant

Exhibiting is not just a way to keep an eye on the competition and get out of the office; more than anything, it is a fantastic way to attract potential customers and provide increased exposure for your products and services. BUILD BRAND AWARENESS Exhibitions provide...

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Conference down memory lane

Conference down memory lane

Historic venues are often set in spectacular surroundings, creating a superb backdrop for your event. They make an interesting choice, particularly if you can combine a tour or presentation on the history of the venue at some point during your conference....

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Level Four’s exciting new chef’s table and winter menu

Level Four’s exciting new chef’s table and winter menu

54 on Bath’s fine-dining and elegant Level Four restaurant is on point as ever with a fresh new Winter menu and a new dining experience at the ‘Chef’s Table’. “We’re inspired by the seasons with every new menu we create. This menu offers meals that suit the winter...

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The Secret is out – at Beverly Hills hotel

The Secret is out – at Beverly Hills hotel

The Beverly Hills, an iconic, landmark hotel in uMhlanga, has launched ‘The Secret Garden’ – an exciting new venue space in the neighbouring property, which is owned by Tsogo Sun, by transforming it into a beautiful venue for events and special occasions. The secluded...

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For the love of food, visit The Table Bay this Easter

For the love of food, visit The Table Bay this Easter

Easter is about family, togetherness, food and chocolate treats. Inspired by tradition, Easter Sunday lunch at The Table Bay’s Camissa Brasserie promises a mouthwatering meander of West Coast styled dishes and Easter-themed fare, all with a discerning Table Bay twist....

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Make your events accessible

Make your events accessible

With as much as 15% of the world’s population and 7.5% of South Africa’s population having disabilities, why wouldn’t you make your events fully accessible? Lynn McLeod remembers going to the movies in the 80s with her wheelchair-bound mother. “It was quite a...

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Create a conference to remember

Create a conference to remember

Faircity Hotel group, with their ‘service by design’ ethos, have designed a conference with a difference by partnering with a world-renowned memory expert, Grandmaster Kevin Horsley, to create a truly memorable conference. As Conference organisers know, the...

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Knowledge Hub

12 tips to finding the perfect event venue

12 tips to finding the perfect event venue

Selecting the right venue is critical and according to event professionals on LinkedIn, when asked what they would consider the most important points to keep in mind for choosing a venue for their events, here are the most frequent responses: Budgets - Cost is usually...

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Marketing your venue: 7 practical tips to attract new clients

Marketing your venue: 7 practical tips to attract new clients

Whether you are marketing your venue full-time or whether acquiring new venue clients only forms part of your list of daily tasks, there are countless fresh marketing ideas you could make use of. The question I would like to ask you today is whether you are making full use of all your marketing opportunities or are you missing some amazing opportunities while you stick to the same old strategy?

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10 tell tale signs you are in events management

10 tell tale signs you are in events management

A tongue in cheek note from a local events manager - see how many of these apply to you too. Wardrobe filled with mostly black clothing? You are not boring or funereal. Nope, you are an events manager. You can totally rock black every day for the next 3 weeks, without...

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Cool event décor ideas

Cool event décor ideas

Whether you are organising a party, fundraiser, awards dinner or other event, budget is one of the biggest things to keep in mind. You want to create an amazing look and feel, but not overdo it from a cost perspective. One of the great things about décor and...

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Different types of conference attendees

Different types of conference attendees

Everyone attending a conference has a reason to be there. Although this article is written tongue in cheek, there are some truths to these different types of attendees – see how many you can recognise. I know as a conference organiser I have met almost all of these in...

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Event management software

Event management software

If you are lucky enough to be able to afford professional events management software to track tasks, develop programmes, handle registration and marketing etc then there are a variety of options available to you – but we suggest doing detailed research and reading up...

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Apps for events planners

Apps for events planners

In the last few years the use of apps and smart phones has increased vastly. We now read our emails, check our messages and can basically operate an entire office off of a tiny little device that fits in to our pocket or hand bag. So it only makes sense that event...

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Lacto-ovo whatinism?

Lacto-ovo whatinism?

From Banting to Veganism – there are so many different types of dietary requirements out there – how on earth does one know what to cater for and where to draw the line when catering for large groups? There are two main streams of dietary requirements – belief based...

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Supplier News

Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Sometimes, we at Travelbags see ourselves as a mini events team. Any event, exhibition or meeting is only as successful as its organising team. Exhibitions are one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa. Exhibitions are focused marketing tools; they offer...

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CTICC achieved recording breaking revenues

CTICC achieved recording breaking revenues

On the 11th of December, CTICC Chief Executive Officer Julie-May Ellingson announced the convention centre’s 2017/18 Annual Financial Results, which showed that not only had the CTICC achieved recording breaking revenues and impressive operating profits but...

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Splendid Inn Bloemfontein opens in 2019

Splendid Inn Bloemfontein opens in 2019

Premier Hotels & Resorts continues to cement its presence as one of the fastest growing, independently owned hotel chains in South Africa. Starting off with 40 bedrooms, the group now plans to expand and add 13 new hotels to their portfolio over the next 5 years...

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Using beacons at your next event

Using beacons at your next event

I always get asked what the next great thing in event technology is going to be. Among other things, my answer always includes the integration of beacons. I found an interesting blog about this that I would like to share with you. Apple first introduced beacon...

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Win a Jodi Deerling Box

Win a Jodi Deerling Box

Giving and receiving incentives is very important. Everyone wants to feel valued, whether they're employee, colleagues, partners or managers. So why not take the initiative and give them something to smile about? Win 1 of 2 Jodi Deerling Boxes, It's easy! How to...

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Risk mitigation in booking business travel

Risk mitigation in booking business travel

Businesses booking corporate travel for executives focus on every itinerary detail, from flights to accommodation, dinners to entertainment. But is risk mitigation considered when transfers between events are simply listed on the itinerary as “transfer by taxi” or...

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Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Greg Lotriet is reaching a dream that started as a teen when he first saw the classic Al Pacino movie, Casino. As a gifted people’s person, he is thriving in his new position as VIP Services Manager at Montecasino, overseeing the Privé and ensuring memorable guest...

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Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Recent studies show that the average person is exposed to up to 10 000 brand messages a day. With consumers switching between screens – television, laptop, smartphone and tablet – this equates to 21 times an hour, which correlates with Microsoft’s claim that the...

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Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Luxury dining is a multisensory experience that takes one through a journey of enjoyment, from the harmonious surroundings and the exquisite tastes on one’s palate, to the satisfaction that lingers long after the meal. Marika Nikolaidis, Restaurant and Bar Curator at...

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The Transition of Taste

The Transition of Taste

No fine-dining experience is complete without an unforgettable dessert. Chef Chelsea Logan, who helms the pastry team at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, said, “Dessert plays a defining role in rounding off the overall dining experience; it cleanses the palate and...

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These are small events on topics that upskill event professionals and allow them to network with each other and with the 3S Media team. The topics chosen are of value to event planners, giving them key insights into various aspects of event management.

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