Nigerian and African Revenue: Tourism > Oil

Mr Teketel Kumneger is a top Ethiopian Tourism and Hospitality professional. During the recently held inaugural edition of MICE West Africa expo in Accra, Ghana, he admonished Nigeria and Africa, as a whole, to take maximum advantage of the great economic potentialities of tourism. What are MICE and how did it emerge? The term MICE […]

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TECH AND GREENING Technology may offer myriad benefits to the events industry and it can also greatly assist with event greening. But what about electronic waste, asks the Event Greening Forum? E-waste refers to any type of electronic device that has come to the end of its life. What makes handling this waste problematic is, […]

UFI and Explori: Global Exhibitor Insights

Key findings of the UFI and Explori global survey, which surveyed industry stakeholders from over 40 countries. About the report This report gives an overview of the experience and intentions of exhibitors at trade shows across the world. It aims to give event organisers a deeper understanding of the patterns and trends that drive positive […]

The Wild Side of Conferences

A conference in the bush is an intrinsically African experience – and o ne not to be missed. Kim Crowie explores the wild side of conferencing. Most conferences and events are typically held in meeting hubs and cities where amenities are at one’s fingertips. Convenience and location are important to conferences – particularly those of […]

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Meetings and Golf, a Winning Formula

Holding events and conferences at golf clubs and resorts gives delegates the value add of mixing business with sport, spa and open spaces. Susan Reynard reports. Events and meetings held at golf clubs or resorts, whether for the day or overnight, yield a number of benefits for delegates and organisers. Golf estates, clubs and resorts […]

Business Events of the Future

Kim Crowie explores how conferences and exhibitions have changed their structure and content to appeal to a wider and younger audience. A glance through the recently concluded IMEX America programme leaves one wondering if it’s a day spa, a tech bootcamp, or a holiday retreat. Snappy titles for sessions like “Is Teambuilding Dead?”, “Guided Meditation: […]

Promoting African Tourism: FITUR 201

The International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR 2018, held by IFEMA from 17 to 21 January at Feria de Madrid, will yet another year set the stage for the 9th Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa, INVESTOUR, organised jointly by FITUR, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Casa África. This event, which will take up […]

SA Tourist Dies in Air Balloon Crash

Three South Africans were aboard the sightseeing hot air balloon, which crashed in Luxor, Egypt killing one tourist and injuring seven, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has confirmed. Dirco’s Nelson Kgwete confirmed in a statement that the man who had died was 34 years old. His name cannot be confirmed yet. The […]

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Durban Tourism Industry is Booming

Durban tourism grows as the Cape Town water crisis averts international travellers to Durban’s beaches, wildlife, shopping and casinos. Tourism has an important effect on the economy, whether it is through foreign income or employment, everyone benefits.  According to a Stats SA report, the balance of trade between South Africa and the rest of the […]

Southern Right Whales and Tourism

Each year the rocky clifftops embracing Walker Bay become a picturesque grandstand for thousands of local and international tourists as they vie for a chance to see the Southern Right Whales. South Africa has become one of the most sought-after travel destinations on the planet, with its sunny climate, scenic beauty and a reputation for […]

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