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CTICC achieved recording breaking revenues

On the 11th of December, CTICC Chief Executive Officer Julie-May Ellingson announced the convention centre’s 2017/18 Annual Financial Results, which showed that not only had the CTICC achieved recording breaking revenues and impressive operating profits but importantly had made substantial contributions of R4.5b to the South African national GDP...

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...

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...

Using beacons at your next event

I always get asked what the next great thing in event technology is going to be. Among other things, my answer always includes the integration of beacons. I found an interesting blog about this that I would like to share with you. Apple first introduced beacon technology into mobile devices in 2013, making location technology easily accessible....

Risk mitigation in booking business travel

Businesses booking corporate travel for executives focus on every itinerary detail, from flights to accommodation, dinners to entertainment. But is risk mitigation considered when transfers between events are simply listed on the itinerary as “transfer by taxi” or “self-drive in hired car”, with executives left to their own devices to travel...

Best service for VIPs at Montecasino

Greg Lotriet is reaching a dream that started as a teen when he first saw the classic Al Pacino movie, Casino. As a gifted people’s person, he is thriving in his new position as VIP Services Manager at Montecasino, overseeing the Privé and ensuring memorable guest experiences for casino players. Lotriet’s trajectory through his working career has...

Flock Platform adds value to MTN App of the Year Awards

Recent studies show that the average person is exposed to up to 10 000 brand messages a day. With consumers switching between screens – television, laptop, smartphone and tablet – this equates to 21 times an hour, which correlates with Microsoft’s claim that the average person’s attention span is now just eight seconds. With so many distractions...

Curating Luxurious Dining Experience

Luxury dining is a multisensory experience that takes one through a journey of enjoyment, from the harmonious surroundings and the exquisite tastes on one’s palate, to the satisfaction that lingers long after the meal. Marika Nikolaidis, Restaurant and Bar Curator at Publico Ristorante, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay says, “While they...

The Transition of Taste

No fine-dining experience is complete without an unforgettable dessert. Chef Chelsea Logan, who helms the pastry team at InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, said, “Dessert plays a defining role in rounding off the overall dining experience; it cleanses the palate and finishes the meal, especially in the context of taste.” Collaborating with...