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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 –...

Kenya’s connected

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and other leaders of the hotel investment community today welcomed the new pro-tourism administration in Kenya, hot on the heels of the announcement by the President of several ministerial candidates. The new government stood for election with tourism highlighted in its manifesto and since Uhuru...

All eyes on Joburg

Joburg Tourism and the City’s Department of Economic Development are joining forces to promote the City from both a tourism investment and a leisure destination perspective at two marketing platforms in Durban in early May. They will be undertaking brand activations at the Hotel Investment Conference Africa [HICA], taking place at the Elangeni...

Coming of age

There seems to be a big future for conferences as they become increasingly professional, almost moving from the “realms of amateurism to pure professionalism”, said Nicolette Kruger, operations manager at NFS Technology, the developer and supplier of a range of software for the hospitality and leisure industry. Formerly known as NFS Hospitality,...

Make me over

The elegant Protea Hotel Ryalls in central Blantyre has received a gorgeous facelift that covers public and private areas. The hotel is also introducing 4 new luxury suites to its offering. Situated in the central business district of Blantyre, the commercial capital of Malawi, Protea Hotel Ryalls is perfectly located for business travellers and...