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FanCon heads to Cape Town

FanCon, the Cape Town Comic Con, is set to descend on Cape Town’s CTICC. The second annual FanCon focuses on comic books, superheroes, superheroines and villains takes place at the CTICC from 29 April – 1 May. According to FanCon’s organiser Nizar Abrahams, the event is modelled on overseas comic conventions, or so-called comic cons,…

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Marriott International makes Kenya debut

Marriott International today announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. Owned by Kamcan Properties, the hotel is located in the upmarket suburb, close to the city center and within easy access from the surrounding business areas of Westlands, Kilimani and Nairobi Central as well as from…

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BI WORLDWIDE to offer new in:sight

Engagement agency BI WORLDWIDE’s (BIW) Events Management team has launched in:sight, a project that supports a series of new event initiatives. One significant project under the in:sight theme is a series of investigative reports on emerging destinations. A small number of BIW event management associates will be travelling to various destinations, the first being Rwanda,…

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Kenya eyes expansion of conference tourism

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is banking on Nairobi’s status as a regional business hub to grow its tourist numbers through conferences and events. Conference tourism generated 14% of total tourist arrivals to the country in 2016. KTB CEO Dr. Betty Radier spoke in Nairobi while unveiling the first ever Pan-African campaign, dubbed TekeTeke, that brings together…

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Sheraton brand heads to Africa

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International Inc, has announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with the opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognised for their exciting destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. The newly built hotel marks Marriott International’s…

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Accommodation disruptors yet to disturb traditional providers in South Africa

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) unveiled the preliminary results of its three-year study into the country’s business events industry, 29 November, at an ibtm world conference in Barcelona, Spain. Extracts from the study, based on two years of research, were shared with key decision-makers and media, ahead of the final findings being released…

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African travel spend expected to rise 24% thanks to African Union passport

New research from global travel technology provider Sabre Corporation indicates that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24% with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018. The new passport will enable African travellers to visit other countries on the continent without a visa. Travellers from four countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and…

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