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Unlocking Tourism Growth Through Innovation

Wine & Food Conference

At the recent The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, held at Spier near Stellenbosch, renowned US-based big data specialist Cathy Huyghe of Enolytics LLC outlined an approach suggested for Cape Winelands wine, food and hospitality establishments, using big ...

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Eco-Friendly Hotels: Spier

As one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms and a well-known Western Cape landmark, Spier is passionate about the environment and supporting the local community. It regularly buys from and supports trusted local suppliers, and its philosophy is to make ...

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Fresh beginnings on the Werf

As the ancient oaks put on a fresh coat of green leaves and the southeaster begins to blow away winter’s cobwebs, it can only mean one thing: spring has arrived at Spier! It’s fitting that during this season of fresh ...

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9 Ways for Kids to Beat Holiday Boredom

Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa has always been a favourite holiday destination for families, which is no surprise considering  the range of activities that are provided for children to keep their minds occupied and bodies active. The Spier ...

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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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Big Ideas for Large Meetings

The previous two posts on this theme looked at 4 Big Ideas 4 Small Meetings (for up to 12 executives), and Big Ideas for Medium Meetings (for up to 80 people). This post concludes the theme for large sized meeting ...

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Big Ideas for Medium Meetings

My previous post looked at 4 Big Ideas 4 Small Meetings (for up to 12 executives), and this post expands on that theme for medium sized meeting venues (for up to 80 people), writes Des Langkilde. Reynolds Room at The ...

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Conscious Conferencing

Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch coined the phrase ‘Conscious Conferencing’. Des Langkilde investigates this claim and finds it to be more than just a marketing ploy – it’s an historical commitment to environmentally and socially responsible practices. Following my Spier ...

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Check List for Eco-Conference Venue Selection

Growing worldwide awareness of sustainability is placing pressure on the events organising industry to move in that direction, or it will surely lose business. Vague statements of being eco-friendly will not do and is simply seen as green washing, writes ...

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