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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...

Appetite Fest returns spruced for spring

Appetite Fest, the biggest culinary and entertainment festival that Pretoria has ever seen, returns to Time Square from 13 to 15 September 2019. This year’s three-day Appetite Fest promises to be bigger and better than the inaugural festival in 2018, with an extra day added to give food adventurers more time to explore, as well as more...

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...

Latest Industry News

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...

Time Square’s Executive Sous Chef is hungry for challenges

Despite his gruff exterior, star chef Jaco Truter knows how to make culinary magic. At the tender age of 26 years, Chef Jaco has been appointed Executive Sous Chef at Time Square in Menlyn Maine where he gets to be creative, show off his culinary prowess and be part of some exciting projects such as the second Appetite Fest taking Place in...