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SA inspires at Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

At the first Africa Tourism Leadership Forum held in Accra, Ghana recently, key tourism stakeholders from across the continent shared insights and helped devise strategies for intra-Africa travel and tourism growth. ‘Destination Africa’ was the focus of discussion, placing the spotlight on tourism as a major economic pillar for diversifying...

Johannesburg Expo Centre recognised at PMR.africa Awards 2018

On September 21, the Johannesburg Expo Centre was once again recognised as the Best Exhibition and Events Venue in Sub-Saharan Africa at the PMR.africa Awards 2018, which seek to recognise excellence across various sectors and industries. The JEC received the prestigious PMR Diamond Award once again after having been recognised in 2007, 2011,...

The Planner Recognised Amongst the Top 10 Planning Magazines Online

The Planner has been selected by the Feedspot amongst the Top 10 meeting planner magazines on the web These magazines are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites Quality and consistency of posts Feedspot’s editorial team and expert...

Southern Sun Waterfront’s Executive Chef wins Senior Chef of the Year

Juan Neethling, Executive Chef at Southern Sun Waterfront is the winner of the Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year 2018 award. Started over 40 years ago, the event is one of the oldest culinary competitions in the country and is a key highlight on the culinary calendar each year. “I am so excited to have been chosen as the winner of...

Carly de Jong joins Park Inn by Radisson Newlands

Carly de Jong is the General Manager (GM) of Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands, a position she was appointed to in August 2018. Having cut her teeth on global hotel brands, Carly remains one of the only female Radisson Hotel General Managers in South Africa. As one of eight brands within Radisson Hotel Group, the hallmarks of Park Inn by...

Exposure Marketing crowned winners of SA’s first Expo Games

Proving their speed, accuracy and knowledge around setting up and running an exhibition, Exposure Marketing have emerged the winners of South Africa’s first SA Expo Games challenge for the exhibition industry. Marking the international Global Exhibition Day (GED) on 6 June, AAXO and EXSA partnered with sponsors TicketPro Dome and Johannesburg...

Last chance to nominate your Top 40 Women in MICE!

Women are the nurturers and the caregivers and in the world of meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions, this quality could not be more important as these traits are especially important to ensure our delegates, attendees and guests are made to feel welcome and at ease and that their every need is catered for. In 2014, Meetings...

Nominate the Top 40 Women in MICE 2018

The Top 40 Women in MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) initiative has been going strong over the last four years, and plays an important role in providing a platform that motivates, inspires and supports women in the industry to achieve both personal and professional goals. It also connects women in the industry to leverage...

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...

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...