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Defining an authentic certificate of competence

Article courtesy of Helen Brewer from the MICE Academy. So you went to the industry conference or enrolled for that course for which the blurb boldly declared  ‘the content and hand-out materials are going to set you up for total knowledge transfer’.  Both time and money have been spent and at the end of the proceedings the crowning glory is……....

Garden Court Hatfield has the deal for you

Our Hatfield hotel is located in one of Pretoria’s most vibrant and attractive suburbs. Set against a backdrop of historic gardens, parks and Jacaranda-lined avenues, the Garden Court Hatfield hotel offers travellers easy access to nearby embassies, government offices, and sightseeing destinations. The hotel’s 157 rooms are bright and modern, and...

How event organisers select their venues

Choosing a venue is one of the most delicate decisions that event professionals face. A research found what influences that decision. If you walk the floor of any event aimed at events managers and you will notice dozens of venues (sometimes through convention bureaus or national tourism boards) from around the world trying to win planners’...

Bushmans Kloof wins gold at African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat has won Gold in the ‘Best Contribution to Cultural Heritage Conservation’ category at the 2016 African Responsible Tourism Awards, in recognition of its preservation of the 130 ancient San Rock Art sites in the reserve, and its role in the revival of the Rieldans tradition. The results were...

WTM Africa round up – Day 3

DAY 3: 8 APRIL 2016 It’s ‘this success makes three in a row’ as the curtain closes on this year’s WTM® Africa 2016 “I am so impressed with quality of the buyers”, “Made great contacts for my business” “Exceeded my expectations totally”  These are just some of the superlatives heard in the aisles of a very busy third and final day at  the CTICC as...

Marketing Indaba set for 25 – 26 May

Book your seat for Marketing Indaba 2016. Enjoy two days of fresh marketing ideas and advice that will help you achieve better marketing results. The conference will keep you updated with the latest marketing trends and opportunities as more than 16 industry leaders will share their marketing knowledge, tips and insights with you. Confirmed...

Four words not in the event management dictionary

Article courtesy of Helen Brewer of the MICE Academy There are endless courses & articles of one type or another on Event Management and ‘doing it properly’ presented or worded by various individuals with a string of initials behind their names.  Unless the initials appertain to the individual being the originator or the forerunner of the...

Mara Naboisho takes gold at African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

A conservancy that truly and remarkably brings together community and wildlife conservation to make better places to live in and great places to visit was announced Overall Winner this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 in Cape Town, sponsored by Wesgro. In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa, Mara Naboisho...

Dynamic events programme line-up unveiled for WTM Africa 2016

WTM Africa has announced its jam-packed, tourism trending, content-rich conference programme line-up, which will take place from 6 – 8 April 2016 at the Host City of Cape Town’s International Convention Centre (CTICC). Visitors will be spoilt for choice at this year’s leading travel and tourism trade show with back-to-back, quality content...

SA fashion week kicks off in style

If you love fashion, style and glamour then #SAFW is for you. Kicking off tomorrow, Tuesday 5th April and runs until Saturday 9th April at Hyde Park Corner. There are a few shows each evening 18h30, 20h00 and 21h30 on each evening. Local designers and their gorgeous models will be taking to the stage – don’t miss firm local favourites...