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Author: Martin Headger

R1.6bn investment into Durban’s Golden Mile

Durban’s Golden Mile – the popular stretch of beachfront that runs from uShaka Beach to Suncoast Casino Hotels & Entertainment in the north – has received a R1.6 billion investment, courtesy of Tsogo Sun’s refurbishment of Suncoast. Tsogo Sun’s footprint on the Golden Mile includes five hotels spanning 3.3km and represents a total...

Win a Jodi Deerling Box

Giving and receiving incentives is very important. Everyone wants to feel valued, whether they’re employee, colleagues, partners or managers. So why not take the initiative and give them something to smile about? Win 1 of 2 Jodi Deerling Boxes, It’s easy! How to enter: 1. Subscribe to our Newsletter (Click HERE) 2. Follow us on social...

Social media hacks for events

Using social media to promote events is more necessary than ever. It’s accessible, it’s easy and everyone is on social media anyway. POST REGULARLY ABOUT YOUR EVENT Posting once in a while about your event you won’t get the awareness you need to get people to join. Make people feel as if they are going to miss out. Post regularly across all your...

How to Delegate

While high attendance certainly is a healthy indicator of the success of any meeting or event, this industry isn’t just a numbers game. And unless you’re basing the level of achievement of your event purely on ticket sales, attracting a massive delegation in the hope that you will make an impact is a total shot in the dark. Event attendees don’t...

Mitigating the risks

The potential hazards posed within the events industry may not seem to be much reason for concern at first, but health and safety should be at the forefront of any gathering where a significant number of people are expected. The Global Citizen concert made headlines recently as there were a lot of questions around safety measures, but a lack of...

Splendid Inn Bloemfontein opens in 2019

Premier Hotels & Resorts continues to cement its presence as one of the fastest growing, independently owned hotel chains in South Africa. Starting off with 40 bedrooms, the group now plans to expand and add 13 new hotels to their portfolio over the next 5 years boasting more meetings and conferencing facilities. This year the hotel chain...

Taking a gamble Closer to home

Just under an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, Emerald Resort & Casino has meeting spaces that can accommodate between 30 and 3 000 people. The venue opened its doors in 1997 and offers a variety of activities and entertainment. While it is certainly not as big or sprawling as Sun City, it too provides an assortment of things to do to entice...

The spaces between us

Gallagher Convention Centre is a behemoth of a venue, sprawled over a 32 hectare property. Meetings’ editor Shanna Jacobsen takes stock of what the Convention Centre’s versatile spaces have to offer and gives a first-hand account of her site visit. Driving in through the monolithic arched marble entrance to Gallagher Convention Centre is rather...

Make time to Tour SA

Escorted tours are a Meetings favourite because they offer a great option for incentive travellers looking for an organised, social travel option with plenty of inclusions. Tour in SA (TiSA) specialises in creating these unforgettable guided tours across the country. Who wouldn’t want to experience this beguiling country on a tour of Gauteng and...

Hospitality industry needs to move with times

South Africa’s hospitality industry needs to undergo some fundamental changes to remain relevant and to keep up with the demands of a modern world, and in turn appeal to young industry professionals like millennials and the incoming generation Z. These sentiments were revealed at a FEHDASA Cape Young Professionals segment event at the Fire and...