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Protea: It’s game time

The Protea Hospitality Group has launched an iPad app challenging you to see if you have what it takes to run your own Protea Hotel – or any other hotel or business – profitably. The app, which runs as a game, teaches financial management in a simple and entertaining manner, while challenging the user to think laterally to improve revenue. The...

Jumping for Jozi

The ICCA rankings are out – and Joburg Tourism’s Convention Bureau team is celebrating the city’s momentous climb, by improving its rankings an astonishing 92 places since 2012! “We’re thrilled to announce that in this year’s ICCA rankings Joburg is ranked 142nd in the world and is placed third in Africa. We were ranked at 234 last year, so this...

No small feat

The well-known Hotel Numbi & Garden Suites in Hazyview, Mpumalanga celebrates its fiftieth year of existence in 2013. Built and opened by the Fick family in 1963, this country-style three star establishment today has 22 rooms, 38 garden suites and accommodates 40 caravans in its luxury caravan park. Its conference venue can accommodate up to...

Let us entertain you

Entertainers at your service… Entertainment is an integral part of a conference or event. And when you’re looking for the best, you need to call in an expert. We searched high and low to find you the best of the bunch. From theatre productions and high energy DJs to live bands and quirky circus acts, entertainment options are endless....

A seaside journey

The crème de la crème of coastal and outdoor venues ‘Under the boardwalk, down by the sea…’ and you know how the rest goes. Here in South Africa we’re blessed to have one of the most magnificent coastlines in the world, so why not make the most of it? The plethora of gorgeous coastal and outdoor venues is perfect for hosting conferences, weddings...

Leadership today: times are changing

One doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist or clairvoyant to realise the world is in transition and we are undergoing a major shift on the planet. Where does this leave us? The global economy is shifting, relationships are experiencing increased tension, stress levels are high and the environment is crying out for help. There’s an old Chinese...

The art of corporate gifting

That’s a wrap… Whether they’re placed in conference delegates’ bags or a thank you to your staff members for their hard work, gifts and promotional items are an important aspect of the MICE and business tourism industries. There’s no better way to say thank you than with something special from Carrol Boyes. A household and international...

The call of the Zulu Kingdom

Sea? Check. Beach? Check. Business? Yes please. From the beautiful lush Midlands and the popular Dolphin Coast to the bustling Durban central, KwaZulu-Natal has an abundance of venues and activities for both business and leisure tourists to enjoy. The gateway to Durban, King Shaka International Airport (KSIA), opened its doors in May 2010....

‘BON’ this way

November 1, 2013 will see the opening of BON Hotel Margate, a six-story, 60-room, full-service hotel on Margate’s main thoroughfare overlooking the blue flag beaches. Adding to their growing stable, BON Hotels, have concluded a joint venture with the developer, and to manage and market this exciting new hotel on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast,...

Marketing magnifique!

Times are tough out there for the independent organizer – whether PCO, Event Management company or whatever type of name used to explain the duties and tasks of the range of co-ordinating requirements for any gathering of people. Unless an independent organizer has long-term contractual clients – which are more the exception than the norm –...