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Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge upgrade completed

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge have just completed a fabulous upgrade of their main deck areas. In an effort to remain ahead of the pack, this popular lodge set deep within a private concession in the Kruger National Park have spent the past couple of weeks extending the teak decking to create additional space and private dining and lounging nodes for...

SCC reflects on the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival

In mid-September, Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) became the hub of authentic jazz. Stages located in four of SCC’s large, prestigious venues hosted over 20 celebrated jazz musicians from across the globe, while enthralled fans of the genre got into the groove at the 19th annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival. Many of the venues at Sandton...

Marriott International Rapidly Expands its Footprint across Africa

Marriott International continues its robust expansion across the African continent with news of brand-new signings of new properties in Cape Town, Nairobi, Cairo and Mauritius. This announcement comes hot on the heels of Marriott’s recently completed acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, which has created the world’s largest hospitality....

CTICC awarded International Immunology Congress

It is the first time the congress is being hosted in Africa and the Cape will welcome 6 000 delegates who are expected to bring a bounty of knowledge to the province. The field of immunology delivers advances in basic and clinical research that affect the lives of billions worldwide. Vaccines save lives, especially among children, and...

Carlson Rezidor Hotels aiming for 23 000 rooms

An accelerated African growth strategy for Carlson Rezidor, one of the world’s largest hotel groups, is on track to achieve its target of more than 23,000 rooms open or under development in Africa by the end of 2020. Rezidor’s President and CEO, Wolfgang M. Neumann, who is a speaker at the Africa Hotel Investment Conference...

DSTV Delicious International Food & Music festival

It is South Africa’s biggest food and music extravaganza; and promises to be the not-to-be-missed event on the 2016 events calendar! The DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival presented by Nedbank, – the music festival for food lovers and the food festival for music lovers – returns to Johannesburg on Saturday 8 October and...

Friday Fizz at Clico Hotel

Bubbles and oysters are a match made in heaven! To welcome summer, Clico Boutique Hotel will be introducing their weekly Friday Fizz, starting this Friday, October 7, served in the hotel’s gorgeous gardens. Start your weekend off with six oysters and a glass of bubbly for only R195 per person. The raw oysters can be eaten simply shucked or with a...

Leading Sports & Tourism heavyweights on bill for Tswane

The 6th Sports & Events Tourism Exchange CONNECT EDITION, hosted by the City of Tshwane, from 25 to 27 October 2016, has already attracted a panel of experts from an array of countries to share leading global-trends with local audiences. These Captains of Industry include Mike Keech of Impact Sponsorship, Ed Schmidt “the Golf Travel Guru”,...

De Hoek Country Hotel opens Bridge Bistro

We really like De Hoek Country Hotel. Its beautiful, and the perfect country escape for ones rather frazzled city nerves. They have just opened their Bridge Bistro which is a modern and contemporary glass enclosed dining room with magnificent views onto the bridge and the riverine bush. A lighter menu is offered in this gorgeous setting and is...

Little yellow Ark’s are changing the world for good

Our team just love this initiative. In fact – you may have discovered an Ark in your goodie bag at our recent Women in MICE event that we hosted at Monte de Dios in Pretoria. With the global calamities of our time there is a critical need for positive change in the world at large. The sole aim of this project is to remind people that every...