NEWSLETTER – 20 July 2018

A warm welcome to our new members

Café 41 Group – Groenkloof: "Continental Café and Bistro" food to tickle your taste buds.

Culture Club – Bor De Tapas: "It's all about the perfect marriage of food, drinks and conversations to create a feast fit to share with friends and family".

The Blades Hotel: An exclusive hotel situated on a 10 hectare expanse of untamed bushveld, built on the banks of the Roodeplaat dam, 'offers a unique combination of indigenous vegetation, landscaping and waterfront luxury'.

Hatfield City Improvement District: "Creating a sustainable Hatfield" need I say more, check them out on their website.

Javette Art Centre at the University of Pretoria #MyAfricaOurArt: "Discover the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP). The place where everybody comes to engage, through art, with others. It is for those wanting to explore and understand the creativity of this continent".

SIG Labour Specialists: SIG Labour has a national infrastructure with labour specialist attorneys and advocates providing labour support to their members. SIG Labour provides a one-step service but can also design a service offering according to individual needs.

Villa San Giovanni Accommodation: "With us your stay is memorable" visit them and start building those memories.

Weldhagen Eggs: Vertically integrated egg farm / distribution centre and milling operation to ensure quality from the raw materials to the end product.

TTA Guesthouse Chapter Meeting focuses on how to manage businesses optimally

The TTA Guesthouse Chapter Meeting recently had its second chapter meeting this year, at the Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel which set out the most amazing breakfast, the staff made everyone feel completely at home. The theme for the meeting was on 'Managing businesses optimally and How can you work smarter NOT harder?'.

The speakers for the day were Daneel Lombaard from Olive Insurance Brokers and Hendriette Krause from Q2B Solutions.

During their presentations both speakers unpacked ways and tips on how businesses can make daily lives easier and run businesses better and more efficiently.

The speakers offered valuable insight into some of the following subjects:

  • New options with regard to booking systems - so exciting!
  • Management reporting - doesn't have to be so boring!
  • What do some booking systems offer that we are not currently using?
  • Collecting, managing and responding to guest reviews - doesn't have to be painful.
  • Receiving payments – Yay! For payments.
  • What should be insured and what are things to watch out for regarding insurance policies - Much more interesting than you would think.

As always, our members enjoyed some valuable networking time before and after the meeting and new connections and friendships were made.

Tshwane Hospitality Facilities Forum (THFF) Chapter hosts yet another engaging meeting

The first THFF meeting for this year was held at the beautiful Premier Hotel Pretoria on 27 June 2018, where members received such a warm welcome and exceptional service. This was the first meeting held under the new chapter head Deon Jacobs, Maintenance Supervisor from City Lodge Lynnwood.

The meeting was well attended by the targeted attendees, this included maintenance managers and housekeepers and relevant staff in the tourism and hospitality industry as this platform is specifically designated for them.

The meeting was engaging and allowed for members to share information and suggestions on specific discussion topics on different suppliers and contractors in the industry.

Deon Jacobs stated that these sessions are important and needed because it can get lonely down in the basement. He hopes that this forum will be beneficial and grow, he also added that he hopes that members will get to know each other and be able to simply pick up the phone and assist each other when a fellow member seeks assistance with any maintenance issues because he believes this industry is about collaboration and not competition.

Congratulations to the Lilizela Tourism Awards finalists from the City

The Lilizela Tourism Awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa's global destination competitiveness.

The Lilizela Tourism 2018 Provincial Awards will be held in September and we would like to congratulate the following TTA members who are finalists:

It's all about service excellence!!

The Color Run Carnival Tour 2018

This weekend The Color Run Carnival will be rolling into Pretoria, combining South Africa's favorite 5KM with the sights, sounds and obviously colours of the Carnival.

This year for the first time ever and in appreciation of our loyal Pretoria following we will be giving each Colour Runner who crosses the finish line an exclusive medal.

The Colour Run brings music, themed entertainers, stilt walkers, balloon shapers, lots of good natured clowning around and fun, it's certainly the Happiest 5km on the Planet, with loads of COLOUR!

You can bring your most fabulous self, go Afro-Carnival - register.

Don't miss out! Be part of the fun!

When: 21 July 2018 | Time: 14:00 | Where: Pretoria Rugby Club, 75 Totius Street, Groenkloof

LeSi - unique performing waiter restaurant launched

   
LeSi launched it's unique performing waiter restaurant, a first of its kind in Tshwane, on Tuesday evening, 17 July 2018.

Attention to detail and a welcoming atmosphere made for a wonderful evening. The food was plated beautifully and the performing waiters made the evening extra special. The upcoming musical talent sang with such enthusiasm that some guests were inspired to get up and dance. Watch a video of the experience.

Book from Monday to Saturday evenings at a price of R 350 per person which includes a six course à la carte dinner. You do not want to miss out on this theatrical experience!

Recommended reading

In the Accommodation Management space: LittleHotelier Resource Hub
In the Attractions Management space: Attractions Africa
General Tourism news: Tourism Update
Labour: SA Labour Guide
TUT Tourism lecturer review: SA tourism on the decline

Upcoming industry conferences, exhibitions and events

See what hot entertainment is on in the city
Meetings Africa, 25–27 February 2019
WTM Africa, 10–12 April 2019
Africa's Travel Indaba, 10–12 April 2019

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