The Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport has made the most of its location by introducing quirky aviation-themed elements to the design of the property and its MICE offering. We enlisted the help of PCO, Carla Rossouw, to inspect the facilities. “GOOD morning and thank you for choosing to fly with Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport. We will now commence boarding at Now Media, Gate 1! It...
Catering can make or break an event. MEETINGS talks to the experts about how to ensure that guests do not leave with a bad taste in their mouths. Catering is an integral part of any event. Even if every other aspect of the event is a raving success, if the catering is terrible, it will probably be the only thing...
Cape Town has recently grown their conference offering with the opening of the Century City Conference Centre (CCCC) and Century City Hotel early in 2016. Since the bigger Century City Precinct is growing fast and becoming a sought after area for corporate office space as well as individuals who can work-eat-shop-play in this area, this new conference centre certainly...
Media Release: 05 May 2016 During 2015 a relationship developed between Sandown Travel and Vespasian Consulting, specifically with reference to the management of MICE business in South Africa for existing and new corporate clients. The relationship grew and developed over the last few months and resulted in a service level agreement between the two parties and the launch of the...
Mackouwkuil is situated in the Waterberg Biosphere, Limpopo Province, an area consisting of mountainous areas, beautiful bushveld & rivers and a wide variety of wildlife. This area is malaria free and although they do not have the big five, species include exotic game such as golden Wildebeest and black Impala as well as Sable , Kudu , resident Hippos,...
Consider these factors when choosing a meeting destination WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE AND HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU WANT TO SPEND? Be mindful of your budget limit when choosing your destination. For domestic destinations, clients always want to feel that they are receiving value for money. When considering international destinations, the current ZAR exchange rate will certainly influence...
This is a selection of my favourite venues, restaurants, travel industry service providers & global travel experiences of 2014. Factors taken into account include but are not limited to: level of service, quality of facilities, overall atmosphere & experience, food, that exceptional quality that differentiates.  Do you agree? I am looking forward to your comments. Contact me on carla@carlarossouw.com should...
Montusi Mountain Manor in the Northern Drakensberg has expanded their accommodation capacity. They have added 2 Mountain Suites with king size beds, separate bath and shower in the en-suite bathroom, lovely lounge with TV and fireplace and a spacious veranda (stoep) affording fabulous mountain views. The full accommodation compliment now consists of: 02 x mountain suites, sleeping 2 guests each 10 x garden...
The Space Conference Centre is a new addition to Ten Bompas Boutique Hotel and Winehouse Restaurant in Johannesburg. Click here to read the full article.
Yes, it is rainy season in Cape Town but that does not mean that you can not have a great time whilst there. It is quite amazing how many things you can pack into a weekend because you want to, not because you have to. On Saturday mornings it is a very pleasant outing to the Neighbour Goods Market at...

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