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WTM Africa 2019 Registration Opens

WTM Africa entrance

Registration for the continent’s leading B2B Travel Trade Show, WTM Africa 2019, is officially open. Hosted in partnership with the City of Cape Town from 10-12 April 2019, WTM Africa brings travel exhibitors, buyers, experts, media and stakeholders from across ...

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Rare EMF at Old Car Show

1912 EMF vintage car

GEORGE, South Africa – The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company, and taking place from 9 – 10 February 2019, will focus on rare and exotic cars, including a 1912 EMF. The Everitt, Metzger and Flanders, ...

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The World’s Toughest Inflatable Boat Race

Inflatable boat punching through surf

PLETTENBERG BAY, South Africa, 28 December 2018 – Hosted along the Western Cape coastline, the world’s toughest inflatable boat race takes place over five days between Plettenberg Bay and Gordon’s Bay. The race that separates the men from the boys, ...

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Get revved up for another spectacular Cape Town Motor Show

Motor car show

The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is set to wow the crowds again at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World from 2-3 March 2019. The show promises two days of fun and excitement with a broad appeal to all car and ...

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Why water is more than just a ‘drinking’ problem

Cape Town Marathon Trail Run Water Station

Water is everything. Literally. Besides being the lifeblood of the planet’s biological species, it is also used to produce everything we as humans make and consume. In recent times, the Western Cape has faced the possibility of running out of ...

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Adventure Tourism Indaba in Wilderness

Adventure Tourism Indaba

GEORGE, South Africa, 23 October 2018 – The first ever Garden Route Adventure Tourism Indaba and Expo is taking place at Wilderness Hotel and on the Map of Africa on 26 and 27 October 2018. “The aim of the Indaba ...

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OSF Set to Rock Oudtshoorn Again

Distruction Boyz

OUDTSHOORN, South Africa, 15 October 2018 – The Distruction Boyz will perform at the Oudtshoorn Spring Festival (OSF) at the Bongolethu Stadium in Oudtshoorn on Saturday, 20 October, along with a wide range of other artists. Distruction Boyz, made up ...

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Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon

Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon takes place on Saturday 1 December, and sees four trail running races of 100km, 65km, 35km and this year for the first time, 21km, traverse sections of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, ...

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Chinese Etiquette: a Guide for Business Events

Chinese-Etiquette-a-Guide-for-Business-Events

If you’re visiting China for the first time you may be unfamiliar with their culture and etiquette, especially when it comes to business customs and protocol. Chinese culture puts a strong emphasis on respect and politeness. Preserving a harmonious environment ...

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John Vlismas in “Brain Dump”

Stand up comedian John Vlismas’s all-new show, “brain-dump” is running at The Pieter Toerien Theatre in Montecasino from 22 July to 12 August 2018. Vlismas is 45 years old. He’s been in comedy since Democracy was born. For decades, he drank everything ...

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Ramsgate Book & Art Festival Expands

The annual Ramsgate Book & Art Festival, set in the picturesque, seaside village of Ramsgate on the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast is set to expand in 2018. This cultural, colourful and community-driven festival is entering into its fourth year and is now ...

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We Are Africa’s un-conference FUSE

Join over 500 of the brightest minds in the African travel industry and create your own conference at We Are Africa’s un-conference, FUSE. FUSE is where the leading minds in high-end African travel connect with innovators and disruptors from various ...

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Secrets For Mastering The Art Of Meeting Planning

Being a meeting planner is a tough job and requires someone who’s not only detail oriented, but also patient, precise and willing to stop at nothing to make the event anything less than perfect. If you’re wondering what it takes ...

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Wine Tourism to Capitalise on Big Data

Wine tourists in South Africa’s Western Cape province are increasingly opting for guided tours with a growing preference for tailor-made itineraries to suit their specific interests, says Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual Business of Wine and Food Tourism that takes ...

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New Dates For Africa Mice Masterclass

Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 February 2018: Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) has rescheduled its Africa MICE Masterclass to take place from Tuesday, 13 March to Friday, 16 March 2018. The event was previously reported to take place from Tuesday, 20 February to ...

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India Taps Into $3 Trillion Healthcare Tourism Market

Healthcare tourism is set to be worth 3,000,000,000 USD by 2025, according to a recent survey*, and CIMGLobal, organisers of India’s most comprehensive healthcare tourism event say the country could be a world leader in the field. The International Healthcare Tourism Congress ...

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Eikendal Dazzles with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

The Stellenbosch Winelands will don their most convivial carnival colours when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe jamboree that promises a merrymaking funfair for young and old on Sunday, 4 March 2018. The Eikendal ...

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Artist Quest To Make a Difference

Exhibition For Charity: The Gift of Water: Chapter III Where: The Melrose Gallery, 10 High Street, Melrose Arch Date: 22nd February to 4th March 2018 Time: Monday ­to Friday: 9 am – 6 pm. Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – ...

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New Offices For Brahler Convention Germany

Königswinter, 12 January 2018 – Event technology specialist Brähler Convention, moved into a new state-of-the-art branch office in the traditional Billevue quarter in Hamburg at the end of December 2017. The company has expanded its office space to 530 m² ...

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Meetings Africa 2018 Registrations Open

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) has announced that registrations for Meetings Africa 2018 are now open, and exhibitors, buyers and media are reminded to register or submit their applications as soon as possible. Meetings Africa 2018 will again see ...

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Tips on Choosing a Conference Venue

According to Chantel Reynell, an experienced workshop and conference organiser and the current Hospitality Manager at Langebaan Country Estate, there are many options when it comes to choosing conference venues, and the more you see, the harder it can be ...

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Time For Capetonians To Get Revved Up

The Cape Town Motor Show, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, is set to wow the crowds again at Sun GrandWest, from 2-4 March 2018. It promises to be a weekend of incredible fun with a broad appeal ...

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Africa MICE Masterclass Planned for February 2018

Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) will run a Masterclass in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events/Exhibitions (MICE) in Johannesburg, from 20 to 23 February 2018, with Grant Thornton as its lead partner. Themed ‘Growing destination tourist arrivals through business and events tourism leadership ...

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ITB Asia 2017 Wraps Up with Record Highs

Singapore, 27 October 2017 – Asia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 has completed its milestone anniversary event with record-breaking numbers. The tenth edition of ITB Asia came to a close today at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, ...

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SETE 2018 Takes Shape

Following on the announcement at WTM Africa 2017 that Africa Travel Week is collaborating with the established Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE), foundations are being firmly laid to bring about a successful and fruitful event for 2018. SETE 2018 ...

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African Sculptor To Exhibit in London

South African sculptor, Bruce Little will be exhibiting in London at the Mall Galleries from 7-12 November 2017. The Mall Galleries are situated in the heart of London near Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace – providing a perfectly situated venue in which to ...

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Bellamy Brothers To Tour Namibia & SA

American Duo, The Bellamy Brothers will be touring Namibia and South Africa in November 2017. The Bellamy Brothers are well-known for international hits like ‘Let Your Love Flow’, ‘If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It ...

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How to Improve Business Deals at Events

To improve business deals through online matchmaking at events and create a win-win situation for destinations and delegates in the Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Events (MICE) industry, Pitch and Match has added a ‘Flexible Categories and Tags’ capability to its ...

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ITB Asia 2017 to Debate the Future of Travel

Singapore, 21 September 2017 – Cementing its status as ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, ITB Asia 2017 will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an exciting view to the future of travel and tourism. Under the conference theme “The Future of ...

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Seychelles to Speak at Pacific Islands Conference

Former Seychelles President James Alix Michel has been invited to attend the 1st High-Level Pacific Blue Economy Conference (PBEC) under the theme ‘Sustainable Oceans in a Changing Climate’ organised by the Pacific Islands Development Forum to be held in Suva ...

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SA Tourism CEO Joins Speakers for THINC Africa 2017

HVS South Africa, organiser of the 2017 edition of the Tourism, Hotel Investment, and Networking Conference (THINC) Africa has confirmed that the CEO of South African Tourism, Sisa Ntshona, will be speaking at this much-anticipated conference coming up in Cape Town ...

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Economic Benefits of Hosting Events in Africa

An Independent report has revealed a seven-figure economic boost to destinations that have hosted the Africa Hotel Investment Forum over a six year period. By Martin Jansen van Vuuren. The significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel ...

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South African In Top 25 In Global Meetings Industry

Durban businesswoman Nina Freysen-Pretorius has been named as one of the most influential people in the international meetings industry in 2017. Included in US-based Successful Meetings magazine’s annual list of 25 outstanding professionals who have had a significant impact on ...

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Cradle of Food & Wine Festival

To celebrate Women’s Month in August, the Cradle Boutique Hotel – in conjunction with leading Johannesburg wine outlet Wine Menu – is hosting the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival, featuring a tasting event that will be represented by some ...

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Classic 30s South Africa Farm on Magalies Meander

Located on the tranquil Magalies Meander and positioned under the picturesque Magaliesberg mountain range, Rustig is Gauteng’s best-kept secret. While this gem feels like an oasis, it is a mere 45-minute drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg. Host your dream South ...

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Register to Attend The Hotel Show Africa 2017

With just 23 days to go, time is running out to register for free access to The Hotel Show Africa 2017, which is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa from 25-27 June 2017. Don’t miss the ...

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Travel Trade Flocks to Hotel Show Africa

Africa’s biggest food and hospitality platform is set to capitalise on the booming hotel and tourism sector with buyers from across the continent and suppliers from around the world attending the event. Leading hospitality suppliers from around the world will ...

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HVS Launches THINC Africa 2017

HVS has announced that the second Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Africa 2017 will be held on 30th and 31st August 2017, at the FNB Portside Building, Cape Town.  This two-day event will provide ample opportunity to network with ...

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Developing Africa’s Health Tourism Potential

Health Tourism can potentially provide a lucrative niche market to grow tourist numbers into Africa. However, reliable information and statistics on this sector from a local perspective are impossible to find. But this sad state of affairs is going to change ...

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Umhlathuze Welcomes First Pan-African Health Tourism Congress

Africa has been earmarked as a sophisticated healthcare hub as the world takes advantage of the outstanding medical care available on the continent. With this in mind, the City of uMhlathuze will be hosting the first Pan-African Health Tourism Congress from ...

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Join the Global Blog-It Influencer Summit

Tourism Tattler has joined the Global Travel Blogger & Social Media Influencer Summit as a media partner. This event will be convened in India from 26 – 28 September 2017. Bloggers and influencers have emerged as the key channels of ...

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Potential SA Legislative Impacts on MICE

According to The MICE Academy, two pieces of legislation that are currently being debated or promulgated in South Africa could have far-reaching impacts on two prime supplier niches in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. Staging & Production Moves ...

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#MeetingsAfrica17 to Focus on Sustainability

Sisa Ntshona, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South African Tourism, reinforced the importance of the business events industry to the continent’s economy during the launch of Meetings Africa 2017 held in Johannesburg on 18 January. Regarded as Africa’s premier business events ...

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Weather Takes Toll on @Cape2Rio2017 Boats

Iconic South African yacht Trekker II, skippered by legendary sailor Bertie Reed at the 1982 Cape2Rio, has been forced to retire from the 2017 Cape2Rio presented by Maserati. Trekker II ran into trouble just two days after the start of ...

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Quality Control in Events Management

This article reviews the steps needed to maintain consistent quality through project management principles that are the hallmark of successful events. By Beaulah du Toit. The classic project management triangle clearly indicates that failure or reduction of any one of ...

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Operator vs Owner Debate at #THINCAfrica

There is great potential in Southern Africa for hotel brands, owners and investors, says hospitality consultant, Joop Demes, ahead next week’s inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference, THINC Africa, taking place in Cape Town and hosted by hotel investment ...

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DA’s James Vos to Speak at #THINCAfrica

James Vos, MP, the Democratic Alliance’s shadow minister of tourism, will be speaking at the inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference, THINC Africa, taking place in Cape Town on 6-7 September. Tourism is a vital component of South Africa’s ...

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IRONMAN Acquires Cape Epic MTB Stage Race

Major boost for Sport Tourism Events in Cape Town, South Africa as IRONMAN continues major investment into mountain bike events; 2017 Absa Cape Epic to take place from March 19-26. CAPE TOWN, South Africa/TAMPA, Fla. (August 18, 2016) – IRONMAN ...

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City of Tshwane to Host SETE 2016

The 6th edition of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference, will run from the 25-27 October 2016 at the Protea Hotel Fire&Ice! in Menlyn, Tshwane (Pretoria). SETE is a dynamic business-to-business platform that is aimed at positioning South ...

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4 Big Ideas 4 Green Meetings

The colour green is often associated with plants and nature, which is why the term ‘green meetings’ is associated with sustainable procurement practices, writes Des Langkilde. Likewise, the idiom ‘give the green light’ means “go”, so if you are working ...

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Venue Review: Fancourt, South Africa

When it comes to South African venues that are capable of hosting the entire spectrum of MICE events to 5-star standards, Fancourt certainly delivers beyond expectation, writes Des Langkilde. Fancourt, located just 7km from George Airport in South Africa’s Western ...

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Three Industries – One Event

The annual Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE), now in its fifth year, is the only event of its kind in Southern Africa and provides a platform that brings together businesses from the Sports, Events and Tourism industries, writes Jacques ...

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Diary Entry – Taste: 6-8th March 2015

Decadent & Extravagant: Announcing the very first Taste of PE! Calling all food fanatics, drinks devotees, cuisine queens, gourmands and gastronomes! Taste, the International Culinary Festival, best described by many as an unforgettable experience of foodie and restaurant heaven, has ...

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Webtickets partners with Pick n Pay

Header Image: Celebrating the Pick n Pay and Webtickets retail partnership, from left: Christy Turner, Co-Founder of Webtickets, Sabine Lehmann, CEO of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Richard van Rensburg, Deputy CEO of Pick n Pay, and Jonathan Wayne, Co-Founder ...

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RETOSA Events Calendar – August

RETOSA’s annual events calendar is aimed at keeping the travel trade informed on forthcoming events in each of the 14 RETOSA member countries, namely: Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and ...

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Big Bee Festival (Swellendam)

The Big Bee brings you a chain of wild and brilliant surprises from 9 to 11 August 2013 where three days of action, lifestyle, nature and entertainment will become the busiest and most enjoyed weekend you’ve had yet. In celebration of the ...

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