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Event budgeting tips from the pros

Planning and orchestrating different types of events requires a strategic approach to budgeting. While your events may differ wildly in nature, for example, a fundraiser compares to a conference, the budgeting steps to set you up for success will largely remain the same. This article will walk you through the key steps to take that will help you...

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...

Feng shui your day

Seating and setting up an event might seem fairly straightforward but there are some tips and tools Meetings can offer to help deliver maximum impact. Spatial awareness First and foremost, assess the full dimensions of your room – not just the length and breadth but also the height of the entire space you are working with. If your set-up requires...

City Lodge Hotel Group undergoes fabulous refurbs

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has a series of refurbishments in progress to refresh and modernise its properties. Courtyard Hotel Sandton and five Road Lodges around the country are currently being given a makeover. The Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge is undergoing a softs refurbishment, with new carpets in the passages and vinyl flooring in the...

Sun City takes two prestigious World Travel Awards

Sun International’s iconic Sun City resort in the North West Province has received two awards in the annual World Travel Awards™ programme which is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. The resort scooped the awards for Africa’s Leading Resort and Africa’s Leading Casino Resort for 2019, trumping top...

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...

CTICC wins big at the AIPC Awards in Antwerp, Belgium

The Cape Town International Convention Centre has been awarded the 2019 Delegate Choice Award for Innovation at the AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres) Annual Congress in Atwerp, Belgium. The award comes after the cente’s Chief Executive Officer, Julie-May Ellingson, made a compelling case during her presentation to AIPC...

Sponsorship isn’t a freebie; it’s a partnership of a different kind

As a brand that believes in, and nurtures community and relationships, it’s increasingly difficult saying no to the daily calls for sponsorship.  Yes or no. Small words with a big impact, if used correctly. Everyone is looking for a helping hand in some way or another, but not everyone understands the resource impact on the sponsor. ...

Welcome to the hotel of 2119

Hilton Releases Future-Gazing Report To Mark Its 100th Anniversary Intergalactic getaways, fast-food nutrient pills, 2-3 hour working days and adaptable, personalised rooms that can transport guests everywhere from jungles to mountain ranges; in celebration of its 100th anniversary, today Hilton (NYSE: HLT) predicts the future trends set to...