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Taj appoints new General Manager for Cape Town inner city property

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris has announced the appointment of Mark Wernich as general manager of its luxurious South African property, Taj Cape Town. All Taj hotels are famed for their unique architecture, exquisite locations as well as their unwavering ‘Tajness’ – a combination of personally curated luxury and service that sets Taj hotels...

The 5 biggest misconceptions around event safety

The Planner spoke to Andre Botha, a safety manager and consultant to Medguys (www.medguys.co.za), to find out what he finds are the biggest misconceptions event planners have around event safety. These are the five that he most commonly experiences: It won’t happen to me or my event While having a positive outlook is largely a good thing,...

Take listeriosis off the menu

South Africa’s recent listeriosis outbreak – the largest known outbreak of this foodborne illness in the world – was a blunt reminder that we cannot be complacent about food safety. Listeriosis is caused by a common bacteria that lives in soil, water and vegetation. Normally health and safety standards ensure it does not pass into our food...

Guvon Hotels and Spas is souring like an Eagle

Black Eagle Boutique Hotel joins Guvon Signature Collection. It started some years back with the Scottish themed Glenburn Lodge and soon to follow, a five-star fly-fishing haven opened up on the others side of the Swartkops Mountain in Muldersdrift.  Next the sound of pinging golf balls and roaring lions were added to this ever-growing portfolio....

Askari Game Lodge & Spa, Magaliesburg introduces Zemvelo Adventures

Southern Africa captivates everyone who is lucky enough to experience its power and magic. Askari Lodge & Spa, less than an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, is the perfect destination to experience the diverse wildlife South Africa has on offer. The Plumari Africa Game Reserve on which the lodge is situated, comprises a pristine...

Ideas to incorporate the wellness trend at your next event

Health and wellness is a massive ongoing trend. So much so that the Global Wellness Institute’s research valued the international wellness industry at $3.7 trillion, of which wellness tourism was over $560 billion. Oh, and that was in 2015, so it’s probably more by now. The events industry has been quick to pick up on this, and find creative ways...

5 Tips to professionally staff your exhibition stand

Investing in an exhibition stand costs a lot of money, from booking the space, to building and staffing the stand. Strangely this third cost is also one of the biggest assets that an exhibitor is likely to overlook and underprepare. And yet priming your staff to man a stand is straightforward and easy. Just follow these five tips. The right...

Taste the Helderberg 2018

A winter celebration of fine food and wine to start a weekend getaway. Banish the harsh chill of winter with the taste of wonderful bounty from Helderberg farms and vineyards at the annual showcase of excellent local wine and food – Taste the Helderberg – on Friday, 8 June at the NH The Lord Charles Hotel just minutes from Cape Town, in Somerset...

Sandton Convention Centre celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day

The team at Sandton Convention Centre took part in Global Meetings Industry Day 2018 – a global event celebrated annually by the MICE industry- by arriving at work dressed in blue on Thursday, 12 April 2018. The day aims to highlight the immeasurable contribution of the meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibition activities to both...

AccorHotels Signs Strategic Agreement with Mantis Group

Leading hospitality Group acquires 50% stake in Mantis Group, the South Africa-based hospitality and travel conglomerate. AccorHotels has today announced a strategic partnership with the South Africa-based Mantis Group, a collection of award winning, privately owned, managed and branded five star properties and lodges located around the world,...

Five South African exhibition companies to sponsor research for the industry

Five South African exhibition suppliers have committed to sponsor research into the use of wood and wood products in exhibitions, with a specific focus on how much of this material is used, how it is disposed of as waste, and how it can be used more responsibly. This move, of a few companies funding a project for the greater good of the industry,...