Competition is fierce and one always need to stay ahead.....fast pace and technology are important factors within the conference and event industry in 2017. What else can venues do to impress prospective clients? Herewith the report from Benchmark Resorts & Hotels. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a global hospitality company, announced the “Top Meeting Trends for 2017” as observed by its...
The latest in ultra chic accommodation is The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna, situated on Thesen Island. The original wood fired power station, now turned into a unique boutique hotel, has been beautifully restored and with the old power station still an integral part of what The Turbine has to offer. The Turbine has opened its doors in...
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.
This boutique hotel is situated in Compensation Beach road, Ballito and is described as ‘Afro-Bali style where a fusion of creative interior design meets the natural elements’. Coco de Mer offers: 15 luxurious rooms Conference facility comfortably seating 30 pax, with natural light On site the La Fiamma Italian grill, also open to the public (closed on Mondays) Conveniently close to the new...
I often wonder why certain places are just beautiful and others not! Well, at Surval, there is absolutely nothing not to like or love! Nestled ‘on the valley’ just outside Oudtshoorn overlooking the Swartberg Mountains, this 18th century homestead turned olive estate is a glorious assault on the senses. The owners, Deon & Michelle van Wyk, are not...
Southpoint Hospitality has been changing and continues to change the face of Braamfontein, Johannesburg. They have been very active during the past few years in terms of residential student accommodation around South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town) In Braamfontein though, Southpoint Hospitality has also invested in a number of other lifestyle developments. Within the proximity...
Please visit www.wealthwisemag.com to read the full article in the June edition under the agenda section, pages 44 - 49
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...
In 2003 five rowers had a dream. Three of them were preparing to qualify for the 2004 Olympics Games and were training full time with the South African National Squad. As it turns out, the dream involved more than just Olympic success, but something else. All members of the Old Edwardian Rowing Club, Paul Backes, Ramon Di Clemente, Clifford Chaney,...
Points to consider when starting to plan a corporate conference or event (in alphabetical order) Access routes to venue Advertising Audio visual support Break away rooms Budget Conference program Corporate gifts Date Décor Dietary requirements Disability friendly Draping Duration / start time & end time Entertainment External facilitator Geographical area Group size Internet access  / Wi-Fi capability Lead time Meals Media - external Method of communication - internal Need for business centre on site Parking facilities Printed material Recreational facilities / activities offered by venue...

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