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We are delighted to be the winners of not one but TWO prestigious awards!

We are thrilled to be provincial winners of the prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards for Service Excellence. We will go to nationals at the end of October where we will face off against the best of the best in South African accommodation.  The Lilizela Awards are in association with South African Tourism and they recognise and reward key players...

Marriott International continues extensive expansion in Africa

Targets over 200 hotels with more than 37,000 rooms by 2022 expecting to generate $8.5 billion of capital investment and 50,000 direct and indirect jobs. Today announces seven new hotels, marking a debut in Côte d’Ivoire and strengthening presence in Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria. Kigali, Rwanda, 10th October 2017 – From the Africa Hotel Investment...

Flora cuisine – using flowers in everyday cooking

Flora Cuisine has become a visible food trend in recent times and Capital Hotel School’s head of department for Professional Cookery, Chef Alicia Giliomee provides some insight regarding the history and practice on the use of flowers in cooking: Where did the practice of using edible flowers originate from? It is as old as mankind itself. The...

Patrons get ‘real satisfaction’ with Surveway’s feedback action!

In our highly competitive hospitality industry, there’s no two ways about it: a happy customer is a repeat customer. While many hotel managers and restaurateurs might comfort themselves with the notion that ‘no news is good news’, studies show that only around half of clients actually speak up to voice their dissatisfaction, and of those customer...

Tsogo Sun Rewards card delivers a world of benefits

  The ability to escape to great experiences is being provided at a fraction of the cost to members of Tsogo Sun’s user-friendly and accessible Rewards Cardholders programme. With benefits and discounts across a variety of entertainment, food & beverage, and accommodation options at Tsogo Sun’s 14 entertainment destinations and over 100...

Sheraton Pretoria celebrates World Food Day with new restaurant menu

The Magnolia Restaurant at the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel will celebrate World Food Day in style with the unveiling of the new a ‘la Carte menu – set to dazzle any foodie’s taste buds. Designed with inspiration executive chef, Alexandre Coupy drew from his international travels, the new menu celebrates cuisines from all over the world with a local...

Small stand, BIG impact

The Planner caught up with Adam Kwan and Stevi van den Berg, Exhibition Architects at Scan Display Solutions, to find out what design tips they could share to help exhibitors make the most of small spaces. Having a smaller exhibition stand doesn’t mean you’ll have a smaller impact, but it does mean your design needs to be well planned. “The less...

7 Easy ways to harm your reputation as an event planner

To be a successful event planner, it’s not enough to make sure that none of your guests could get food poisoning, or that your international speaker doesn’t get lost in a dodgy part of town, or that you have a back-up indoor alternative for 15 000 people in case it rains… Organising a flawless event is only part of the equation. The other...

Sustainable Tourism Essential for South Africa’s Future

South Africa’s breath-taking scenery, incredible wildlife, beautiful beaches and enviable climate are what make the country one of the world’s top travel destinations. However, these assets are at risk unless sustainability efforts are seriously ramped up, particularly in the tourism sector. This, according to Grant Sandham, Group Sales &...

Park Inn by Radisson Newlands teaches sign language during #Signtember

September is the international month for the deaf with International Week of the Deaf observed annually during the last week of September, culminating with International Day of the Deaf on the last Sunday of the week. To assist in increasing awareness about the deaf community, Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands is continuing its successful...

R6.3 million cars and cash bonanza at Montecasino

It’s raining Italian cars and loads of cash for Rewards cardholders at Montecasino in the thrilling Viva Italia gaming promotion – with 12 brand new Fiat 500Xs and lots of cash being won, all totalling over R6.3 million. The promotion has been running since 1 July and lasts until 29 September, with weekly handovers of cars and cash to players...

CTICC 2 IMPRESSES WITH FIRST EVENT

The Cape Town International Convention Centre’s new expansion – CTICC 2 – delighted organisers and delegates alike as it successfully hosted the 21st Annual Congress of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC). The conference, held from 13 to 15 September was the new venue’s first ever event and attracted 1 500 delegates from over...