Africa’s Travel Indaba cements its Pan-African status

With a fully sold-out floor space, Africa’s Travel Indaba has reached a ground-breaking achievement as it will see an unprecedented participation of 26 African countries exhibiting this year.

This is testament to the pivotal role the trade show plays in advancing the continent’s growth.

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will be showcasing the province’s best offerings which will be available at the Mpumalanga Village at the Durban’s International Conference Centre (ICC).

This year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba will take place from May 14-16 and will be preceded by Business Opportunity Networking Day (BONday) on the 13th of May.

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Burkina Faso, Eritrea, and Guinea are the three new entrants. Overall, a total of 55 countries are participating in this year’s event, including all newcomers.

In total, this year’s event will see more than 1 030 exhibitors showcasing their products and tourism offerings and more than 890 buyers attending the event from all over the world.

The buyers include inbound tour operators, foreign travel agents, destination marketing companies, online booking agents and airlines.

The Department of Tourism will be funding the participation of 120 South African small to medium enterprises to exhibit their tourism offerings.

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“Africa’s Travel Indaba’s ongoing mission and commitment to driving the continent’s economic development and fostering collaboration and growth is clear.

I am particularly pleased to welcome the new countries that are joining us exhibiting at the trade show for the first time. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership,” says South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Patricia de Lille.

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