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Q&A with Trevor Wolverson

Trevor Wolverson, food and beverage manager for Silverstar Casino, has a passion for producing exceptional gastronomic experiences. This plays out in his leadership of his departmental team of 256 – the largest department at Silverstar – which includes about 50 chefs. He believes strongly in empowering people to achieve their potential and has...

Le Vendome offers Traditional Cape Christmas Menu

In celebration of the Festive Season and to bring together family and friends, the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel invites everyone to enjoy their specially designed festive lunch menu at the premier seaside hotel nestled in Sea Point, Cape Town. For 2018, the hotel’s #add Restaurant and Pool Bar will present a Cape Traditional Christmas Menu that...

Exhibitions as focused marketing tools

Sometimes, we at Travelbags see ourselves as a mini events team. Any event, exhibition or meeting is only as successful as its organising team. Exhibitions are one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa. Exhibitions are focused marketing tools; they offer industry-specific goods, products and services and tend to attract specific...

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...

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...

Johannesburg Remains Africa’s Most Popular City

Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index. The City of Gold attracted 4.05 million international overnight visitors in 2017. Close on its heels, Marrakech in Morocco is the second most popular African destination city,...

2019 Conferencing needs a different approach

Even though conferencing and meetings budgets are under increasing pressure, the business benefits of conferencing are priceless: education and skills sharing opportunities, networking, and an off-site environment for colleagues to learn more about themselves and one another. The days of multi-day, multi-event international conferences are...