Incentive success: four popular trends

ZiplineIt goes without saying that employees are the keystone of any successful business and that rewarding outstanding employee performance can only benefit your business.

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How to Build Better Conferences & Professional Planner Standards

Better conferencesIn support of the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day this week (6th April), Unique Speaker Bureau (USB) will demonstrate how Team Thinking Interventions can build better conferences. They are joined by their partner the MICE Academy and its Professional Planner Standards.

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Guru's premieres on Thursday 2 March

Gurus‘GURUS’, a new series of high-impact interviews with premier league business thought leaders, premieres on Thursday 2nd March 2017, 21:15 CAT on CNBC Africa (DStv channel 410, StarTimes channel 309, Canal Plus 171).

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SITE Southern Africa at Meetings SA

SITE SA As Meetings Africa starts this week with Bonday, two events to diarise and RSVP (still time) ....
On Monday the 27th February as part of Meetings BOND Day (Business Opportunities and Networking Day SITE (The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) will present a session covering “The Incentive Travel Industry Value Chain”. This session will run from 11:20 -12:20

On Tuesday the 1st March SITE will presenting a formal education breakfast seminar from 8:30 – 10:00 (arrive early if you want to grab something from the buffet) titled “Incentive Travel Planning and Logistics".

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A chat with Shaun Bird

Shaun BirdAppointed to the position of General Manager at Sandton Convention Centre in August last year, Shaun Bird brings a wealth of experience in the management of convention facilities.

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Time for remote Africa to take advantage of global trends

Africa and travelThe global perception of Africa is changing, and this change in perception is led by destinations previously not thought of or avoided altogether. Countries like the Congo, Rwanda, and Malawi is making an impression for all the right reasons.

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South African Tourism update webinar

Sisha NtshonaSouth African Tourism together with Tourism Update will host a webinar at 13h30 on Tuesday, January 31, offering the trade an opportunity to engage with them.

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The Maslow Hotel does it again

The Maslow HotelPremier business hotel in central Sandton and the epitome of simple elegance and modern sophistication – The Maslow hotel, for the third time in a row, has outclassed its competitors and been awarded the Business Traveller Africa Awards (BTA) Best Business Hotel in South Africa title.

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AAXO Roar Awards on track for Wed 26 Jan!

ExcellenceThe first AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards, ROAR is being held on 26 January 2017. As a joint awards venture, the inaugural ROAR and EXSA-llence Awards are perfectly positioned for two much anticipated industry award ceremonies to take place under one banner.

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USB's "Unlock 2017" event kicks off the year!

USB Unlock 2017Renowned international and local thought leaders converged at USB's Montecasino "Unlock 2017" annual showcase yesterday for a comprehensive day of amazing talks, humour and hot topics for the year ahead.

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SA Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own

Blue SeasRamesh Jeenarain, managing director of World Leisure Holidays, dishes on the biggest trends in travel. Bizcommunity asked him ...

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Meetings Africa 2017 defines business events

Business Events in AfricaBusiness Events have grown in international recognition over the past few decades across Africa and remains one of the driving growth drivers in the sector overall.

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New event hotels in North Africa

Hilton tangerTwo new event hotels in North Africa lead this week’s meeting industry supplier news.

 

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Cape winter events pump R260 million into the provincial economy

Cape eventsThe promotion of Cape tourism is one of the three key priorities of Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde's ‘Project Khulisa’, and the Western Cape’s 2016 event strategy is an important element of this promotion effort.

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What it takes to make it as a successful travelpreneur!

TravelpreneurStartups and self-starters around the world are celebrated for their contribution to society, their economies and to themselves during Global Entrepreneurship Week (14-20 November). Entrepreneurship is well supported in South Africa, despite common challenges to get off the ground, and a major enabler of this sector is the internet.

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Hotel management and hotel owner - when you wear both hats

Two HatsThere's a terrible misconception by hotel management companies that hotel owners are interfering, ill-informed nuisances who should leave hotel management companies to do what they do - manage their hotels. Being a hotel owner and a hotel operator, I find myself in a quandary with this one; I wear both hats.

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Meetings Africa: 15 week countdown!

Meetings Africa 2017It’s a 15 - week countdown to the opening of Africa’s premier tradeshow where the continent’s suppliers of business events, products and services meet to showcase their offerings to key decision makers with strong purchasing power.

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Walthers DBS honoured with 2016 SITE Crystal Award

Walthers DBSWalthers Destination Business Solutions, was honoured with a 2016 SITE Crystal Award for “Excellence in Incentive Travel: Africa/Middle East” at the Crystal Awards Recognition Ceremony held 6 November during the SITE Global Conference in Panama City, Panama.

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EXSA is evolving, energizing and re-branding

Exsa rebrands"The role of Exhibition Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) is to serve the exhibition and events industry in South Africa.

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Conference delegates embracing the Cape West Coast

Cape West CoastComprising Swartland, Namaqua West Coast, Peninsula, Bergrivier, and the Cederberg, the Cape West Coast region is an established locale for leisure tourism. Visitors flock to the region for its annual display of magnificent wild flowers, regular whale sightings, wine farms and cellars, birdwatching and golfing.

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