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Why Zanzibar is the MICE destination to watch

Famous for its picturesque beaches and azure waters, Zanzibar is the jewel of East Africa – and the perfect backdrop for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. The famous islands of the Zanzibar archipelago are located about 40 km from Dar es Salaam on the mainland coast of Tanzania, and are known to be the perfect place to unwind after a safari or trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. The water is warm, beaches are beautiful, excursions are numerous and historic Stone Town, the archipelago’s capital, is a hub of activity and home to old crumbling stone buildings with elaborate doors and balconies, narrow streets teeming with bazaars and bicycles, a wonderful marketplace, old sultans’ palaces, and a site of historic slave trade. For business tourists in particular, the Zanzibar islands offer a relaxing and soothing environment for guests to unwind and recharge themselves for greater productivity. Zanzibar has a range of accommodation options to suit different interests and budgets....

Voodoo Lily in Birdhaven relaunched with fresh new look and menu

Voodoo Lily restaurant in leafy Birdhaven is boasting a bright new look and a fresh new menu under the well-known ownership of Johannesburg restaurateur Larry Hodes, who owns Arbour Café around the corner from Voodoo Lily, as well as Calexico at 44 Stanley. “Birdhaven is an incredible suburb and Voodoo Lily is up to the challenge of being the ‘go...

Stop smacking the snooze button; Climate disruption is here

“Stop smacking the snooze button. Climate disruption is here. You need to know what to do,” says sustainability facilitator, greening specialist and climate change leader Lorraine Jenks. Having researched the impacts of climate change on events and tourism in Africa, Jenks is in a position to help you understand WHY climate change is having the...

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 multi-course menu, presented by Tsogo Sun’s group sommelier, Miguel Chan, and The...

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Top Women in MICE Awards 2019 photo gallery

This year’s Top Women in MICE Awards Ceremony was an entertainment-packed and stylish affair, held at La Toscana, Montecasino, on Thursday 29 August. . CLICK HERE TO MEET THE AWARD WINNERS . Kim Weber (Century City Conference Centre and Hotel) & Cindy Pereira-Buser (Mirchee Destination Management & Weddings in Africa)Sannikie...

New AAXO Board

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) held their AGM last week, and have announced their new board: *Projeni Pather – Chairperson – Exposure Marketing *Phetogo Khubeka – Vice Chairperson – Synergy Business Events*Mark Anderson – Treasurer – Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery*Suzette Scheepers...

3S Media announces the winners of the Top Women in MICE Awards 2019

The Top Women in MICE Awards 2019 culminated in a spectacular ceremony that recognised outstanding women across the length and breadth of the events industry. With an inspiring line-up of speakers and entertainment to create an ideal setting in which the industry’s most remarkable women were celebrated, the event upped the ante with the...