laptop ban, meetings

Laptop Ban: Your Questions Answered

Make sure attendees traveling from the affected airports are aware of the new regulations so that they arrive at the airport with electronic equipment appropriately stored in hold luggage.

South Africa’s Historic Routes Lead Groups to Where the Wild Things Are

At the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet, it’s not uncommon to see a cluster of Harley-Davidson’s flittering along the Western Cape.
Castra Nostria, Melia Hotels & Resorts, Melia Llana Beach Resort & Spa, Cape Verde, Africa

Melia Hotels Opens Fourth Cape Verde Property

Located on the island of Sal in Cape Verde, Africa, the seaside resort offers team building options galore.
South African Wine Adventures

5 South African Wine Adventures

With a season that runs year-round—in summer and autumn, the vineyards are most scenic, and harvest takes place from January through March—the possibilities are endless.
Flash fares to Nairobi, KLM, Kenya, Corporate Event Planning

KLM Offers Economy Flash Fares to Nairobi

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced economy class flash fares to Nairobi, flying from New York, Boston, Washington DC, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle.

5 Reasons to ‘Buzz’ About the South African Bush and Beyond

Thousands attended Meetings Africa 16, a high-energy trade show held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg this past February. Exhibitors came from South Africa and 15 other countries, all under the banner, “Advancing Africa Together.” Here’s a sample of what had meeting and event planners buzzing.
South Africa, meeting planning

Unearthing the Past in South Africa

There's something about South Africa that seeps into your soul.
conference center, IACC, Madrid, meeting, Chateauform

5 Surprising Facts About Conference Centers

At the IACC Americas Annual Conference last year, Kapellerput Conference Centre in The Netherlands presented a case study on its tree house meeting room concept.
Zhiwa Ling Hotel

National Geographic’s Unique Lodges Collection Benefits Small Groups

“These lodges’ outstanding service and experiences in addition to their commitment to sustainability make them ideal for small groups or incentive trips.”

South Africa CSR Program Wins 2014 Crystal Award

220 preschoolers now have brand new running shoes as the result of a CSR program by Genband and its DMC, Dragonfly Africa, during the company's incentive trip to South Africa.

Simply the Best: Site’s 2014 Crystal Award Winners

Announcing Site's 2014 Crystal Award winners, from the UAE's biggest incentive trip ever to a CSR program that delivered running shoes to preschoolers in South Africa.
Lobby, Palace of the Lost City

Las Vegas Meets Local at the Palace of the Lost City

About 100 miles from Johannesburg in the North West province of South Africa is the Palace of the Lost City, one of four Sun International hotels visited during our South Africa adventure.
High tea at the Royal Livingstone

‘Money Can’t Buy’ Experiences at the Royal Livingstone in South Africa

The Royal Livingstone hotel hotel rests on the banks of the Zambezi river, offering a warm welcome of hippo and elephants to groups who arrive by boat.
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Meetings Africa Encourages Advancing Africa Together

At Meetings Africa 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the “Advancing Africa Together” theme continued. "It’s a very easy delegate-boosting destination. We can sell first-class infrastructure and then a safari pre- and post-visit."
Gold Restaurant Pulse of Mali Performance

Gold Restaurant Offers Groups a Taste of Africa

As Cape Town is a very cosmopolitan, modern city, guests can easily forget they are in Africa. A meal at Gold reminds them that they are in Africa, a unique country with a variety of tastes, sounds and rhythms.
Sunrise over the dunes in the Namib Desert

Only in Namibia

For groups who want new experiences amid stunning landscapes and a friendly culture, Namibia is worth a look.
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Busch Lodge – Chasing Cheetahs in the African Bush

Our driver, Solomon, took our group off-roading to get within arm’s length of a mother elephant and her two twin calves at her feet.
Crystal Symphony Istanbul

Crystal Cruises Creates Shorter All-Inclusive Itineraries

Crystal Cruises operates two cruise ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. To learn more about their group product, we spoke with Eric Graves, vp of field sales, and Hedwige Roessler, manager of incentive sales.
StreetSmart South Africa

South Africa Builds Sustainable Communities Through Visionary CSR

In South Africa meeting/event planners are combining environmental sustainability and social/economic development through innovative group programs by local organizations.
Table Mountain & Lagoon Beach Hotel

Meetings Africa 2013: Johannesburg & Cape Town

South Africa is an enviable group experience offering affordable luxury, impeccable weather and authentic cultural experiences.
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Hyatt’s Andaz Hotel Group Launches AndazSalon.com

Created by Hyatt in 2007, Andaz hotels are “upscale, boutique-inspired lifestyle properties that distill the best of their locale.” The nine hotels all work...
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront Combines Trendy Conference, Hotel & Dining Experiences

Where is the best big city destination offering the most facilities and services in-demand from planners and attendees today with the highest ROI/ROE? We have a few ideas and Cape Town is near the top of the list.
South Africa Convention Bureau

Good Business: Q&A with Laura Saeger at New South Africa Convention Bureau

Backsberg Winery The new South African National Convention Bureau launched this past spring to address the growing worldwide demand for meetings, incentives and events in...
Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba in Orlando

Cirque du Soleil Brings the Big Top to Your Next Business Event

Cirque du Soleil has been performing for groups since 1984 using stunts, acrobatics and the power of the imagination to captivate audiences worldwide. The...
Delayer Graff Estate

Choppers, ‘Coptors, Cape Town + the Winelands

In the last decade, South African wine country—aka, the Cape Winelands—has expanded to over 600 wineries, making it the 8th largest producer in the world.

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