INDABA will put a firm focus on the tourism sector’s small, medium and micro enterprises this year. For the first time at INDABA, there is a Hidden Gems Zone built to showcase products and services from 70 South African SMMEs. There will also be workshops facilitated to provide knowledge and tools on how to access the market and grow their businesses.
Over the next three days Tourism INDABA, owned and hosted in conjunction with Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and Durban Tourism, will once again cement its position as Africa’s top travel show. This global trade show, boasts the widest variety of tourism products - from Namibia on the Atlantic coast, to Tanzania and Mozambique on the Indian Ocean shore; down the Nile from Egypt through the East Africa Community, moving inland past Malawi and Zimbabwe to the seat of the continent, South Africa.
Legend Hospitality Group is one of the many African tourism companies exhibiting at this year’s Tourism Indaba. The group, formerly named Legend Lodges is using the annual tourism event to announce its highly anticipated rebrand to Legend Hospitality Group. The Legend portfolio, world renowned for its diverse luxury destinations, set in various pristine locations in Southern African, originally launched in 2000.
South African Tourism has confirmed Indaba, the flagship travel event in Africa, will be revamped to ensure it remains the premier platform to capitalise on resilient global travel interest. After extensive consultation with the tourism industry, SAT has taken the decision to reduce Indaba from the usual four days to three days next year, with Indaba 2013 taking place from May 11th-13th.
A research presentation released by South African Tourism at the annual INDABA travel show has reiterated the growing importance of African markets to drive future tourism growth in the country. SAT went on to outlined key strategies to ensure tourism potential on the continent remains key on the national tourism agenda.
Acknowledged as the leading travel show in Africa, Breaking Travel News has today been reporting from Indaba during the second day of the event in Durban. Here we meet some of the key players in the regional tourism sector and get their thoughts on developments in 2011 and what the future holds.
Indaba 2011 is proving a successful show for Zimbabwean tourism, with stakeholders reporting that they have sealed a number of deals. The development has raised hopes that the country’s tourism sector is on the road to recovery after years in the wilderness.
Travel and tourism between London and Durban has received a shot in the arm with news of a new direct flight between the two cities, unveiled at Tourism Indaba today. The Comair direct fly will run between London Gatwick and King Shaka International Airport, Durban.
Delegates have been gathering at the Indaba travel and tourism show in Durban for the second day of the annual event. This year the theme is “Playing globally, winning locally”, which encapsulates the ideals of shared and inclusive growth and job creation in the South African tourism sector, to be achieved by establishing a strong international presence in support of becoming a global player.
BTN talks to Theo Cromhout-Director of Sales and Marketing- The Taj Cape Town @ Indaba 2011