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Ban Konglor is a sleepy  agrarian town in southern Laos with a good selection of budget accommodation for visitors to the nearby Konglor Caves.   Pictures: LISA JOHNSTON

How ‘Satan’ took me to the holy sites and Buddha Cave in Laos

The rest of the route was not easy, as naming the scooter Satan, that got me to the Konglor Cave, writes Lisa Johnston

Asia’s tops in the business of meeting

Singapore’s Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, right on the edge of the city centre,  is considered to be  one of the most successful venues of its kind in the world. Picture: REUTERS

Conference and exhibition organisers are spoilt for choice of venue in Asia, writes Blaise Hopkinson

The bid to put the brand back into brandy

Chef Reuben Riffel enjoys a brandy, as brandy makers seek to attract a new, younger market. Picture: ABALONE HOUSE

Stellenbosch-based nonprofit organisation the South African Brandy Foundation is trying to rebrand brandy, writes Eugene Yiga

Tashas world tour begins and Dubai is first stop

Tashas founder  Natasha Sideris is meticulous about maintaining the integrity of her brand. Picture: SUPPLIED

Growth has been slow and deliberate — she has been wary of going too far too fast, a malady that plagues many businesses, writes Sue Blaine

From gambling for a meal, to owner of a five-star lodge

Casambo Exclusive Guest Lodge. Pictures: SUPPLIED

Hard work, money and luck turned Sanderson into an entrepreneur, says Priscilla Malinga

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: More marketing than craft as winemakers get on bandwagon

Winemakers are keeping up with craft liquor trend to maintain their revenue stream


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