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Faircity Hotels join the fray to phase out straws

Faircity Hotel Group, have put their foot down on the straws issue and have introduced bio-degradable straws from the 1stof October this year. They group are one of many organisations worldwide working together to rid the world of plastic drinking straws forever- and little wonder that they are one of the first, as they have a pretty active...

Top 10 tips for best practice event creation

Creating an event is hard. There’s so much to consider, so much that could go wrong. And that’s just with a small event. The bigger the event, the bigger the risk, and it can be daunting to even know where to start. Darren Natale shares 10 tips that he has learned along the way to ensure your next event is a huge success. 1. DON’T CREATE TOO...

The Table is set at The Cape Milner

When you’ve wrapped up your last few meetings, and it’s time to celebrate the successes for the year, the perfect venue and setting for this year-end is The Cape Milner Hotel situated at the foot of Table Mountain. With a spectacular 3 course menu from R280 per person at the 2 on Milner restaurant, 57 luxurious rooms, conference...

Enhanced experiences await at Sibaya

Sun International’s magical Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom is renowned for its premium location and breathtaking views, exceptional service, state of the art gaming and cosmopolitan entertainment & dining experiences. Since inception, the complex has undergone several upgrades and changes to enhance its appeal. Most recently, there...

Why are event planners flocking to Namibia

Every event organiser is keen to find a new conference destination. Delegates can easily become bored with the same old activities in the same locations, with the same décor and the same predictable activities thrown into the mix. Holding conferences in exotic locations has always been popular – but they can be costly – which is why, in part,...
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Le Vendome Hotel chef gives West Coast a French Twist

At just 27 years of age, Boldwin Barlow has been appointed as the new Executive Chef at the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Sea Point, Cape Town. Inspired by both French traditions and the local cuisine of his home region Barlow will make sure your lunch time meetings are memorable. His style shows a passion for bold innovation and a penchant...

Vineyard excellence proved

Stellenbosch’s Spier Hotel is situated on the historic Spierwine farm in the heart of the Cape Winelands, just 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms situated next to the calming Eerste River are the defining characteristics of this 4-star must-use venue. The rooms are...

Event planner challenges and how to beat them

Event planning is stressful. I always say this, and I can’t say it enough. Part of this due to the many challenges you need to juggle and deal with to successfully execute an event – all of which can vary greatly from one event to another. There are a few common event challenges that crop up time and time again. Limited budgets – for a big vision...
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Hiring an events technology consultant

If you are a PCO, you know that your most valuable and finite resource is time. You also know that no matter how much lead-time you have, something will always come up at the last minute. By Gavin Burgess* I’ve always admired professional conference organisers (PCOs) for their ability to find ways to add value to events – from attention to detail...

5 cool entertainment options for under R20k

Every event planner knows that sticking to your budget can be a difficult task, especially if your client as high expectations and a very limited budget, so with the help of Elegant Entertainment, we’ve put together the top five entertainment options for under R20,000. Arias Anonymous Be surprised as this very successful singing chef ‘Flash...