It is two days before Africa’s Travel Indaba. It will be taking place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention and Durban Exhibition Centre from Monday to Thursday this week.
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency is also there taking an entourage of tourism product owners to showcase the best to lure domestic and international tourists to these shores.
The trade show will once again bring the continent’s finest tourism products and experiences under one roof for the world to experience.
Under the theme, Africa’s stories, your success, the Indaba boasts no less than 126 authentic and uniquely African products and experiences. Over 539 buyers will also travel from across the world to come and interact with these products and experiences.
To date, over 19 000 meetings have been confirmed on the matchmaking diary system. This is to ensure that the right buyers are matched with the right exhibitors for mutual beneficial business engagements.
South African Tourism Acting CEO, Themba Khumalo, says he is delighted by the interest. The rest of Africa and the world has once again shown interest in Africa’s Travel Indaba. This is especially since the show had to take a break because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I cannot wait for delegates from all over the world to descend upon Durban this coming week. For us as the continent, we will tell our stories of resilience and beauty while we partner and collaborate in order to move Africa forward,” says Khumalo.
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Khumalo is confident that the diversity of Africa’s Travel Indaba programme ensures that there is something for everyone. The programme guarantees maximum value for all delegates attending.
“The programme is filled with opportunities to provide invaluable outcomes for all the delegates. From the Business Talks focusing on a plethora of tourism related topics. Meant to advance the sector to the speed marketing sessions. Aimed at showcasing an array of small business from across South Africa. The programme also provides ample networking opportunities,” he says.