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Africa Trade Forum 2018 hosted by Nigeria

The Africa Trade Forum 2018, hosted by Nigeria’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, and co-organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), The Rockefeller Foundation, and the African Union Commission (AUC), took place on 2-3 November, 2018 in Lagos. The Forum brought together stakeholders from across the continent,...

Time Square unleashes bumper festive lineup

Time Square celebrates a bumper year of delivering premium entertainment by bringing a super charged lineup of world class shows and experiences to Tshwane this festive season. At the centre of it all is the Sun Arena, which will be an electrifying hive of activity throughout the holidays. From comedy festivals, concerts and a bubble extravaganza...

Bright Future for CTICC

To date, the CTICC has hosted 589 international events in the past 15 years. With the addition of CTICC 2, the combined complex is drawing interest from abroad. “In a consistently competitive marketplace, we have done extremely well to secure more than 64 future international events” said CTICC Chief Executive Officer Julie-May Ellingson. The...

Lilizela Awards for Town Lodge and Road Lodge

The sixth edition of the annual Lilizela Tourism Awards organised by South African Tourism was held in Johannesburg in November. Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom said in his opening address, “It is a real privilege to be here with you to celebrate your successes and achievements. That’s what tonight is all about: recognising and rewarding...

Festive Season Financial Hacks

With the rising cost of living and the festive season around the corner, personal finance management is becoming an increasingly top-of-mind priority for South Africans. Andile Jonas, Head of Marketing at Momentum Financial Planning, gives a few financial hacks for consumers to not only survive the festive season without breaking the bank, but to...

CTICC celebrates 15 Years of Job Creation

The CTICC has been in operation for 15 years, and during this time the centre has contributed significantly to job creation having created/sustained over 115000 jobs since opening. “Over the 2017/18 period, we created jobs for 8 553 individuals which was a 9 % increase on the previous year and in an economy that is shedding jobs, this is...

Le Vendome offers Traditional Cape Christmas Menu

In celebration of the Festive Season and to bring together family and friends, the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel invites everyone to enjoy their specially designed festive lunch menu at the premier seaside hotel nestled in Sea Point, Cape Town. For 2018, the hotel’s #add Restaurant and Pool Bar will present a Cape Traditional Christmas Menu that...

CTICC achieved recording breaking revenues

On the 11th of December, CTICC Chief Executive Officer Julie-May Ellingson announced the convention centre’s 2017/18 Annual Financial Results, which showed that not only had the CTICC achieved recording breaking revenues and impressive operating profits but importantly had made substantial contributions of R4.5b to the South African national GDP...

AC Hotels Opens First Hotel in Cape Town

AC Hotels by Marriott announced the opening of AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront marking the debut of the brand in Middle East and Africa. Owned and developed by the Amdec Group, the hotel demonstrates the sophisticated and timeless European design that is true to the AC Hotel brand, interpreted for its Cape Town location. Conveniently located just...

Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Sometimes, we at Travelbags see ourselves as a mini events team. Any event, exhibition or meeting is only as successful as its organising team. Exhibitions are one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa. Exhibitions are focused marketing tools; they offer industry-specific goods, products and services and tend to attract specific...