DURBAN – Africa Travel Indaba 2023 was a resounding success as it is reported that around 8 629 delegates from all over the world attended the iconic African leisure trade show from 9-11 May at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.

Africa’s Travel Indaba is an iconic African leisure trade show, owned by South African Tourism, with the specific objective of creating market access for our vast array of African leisure tourism Products.  This  3-day trade show preceded by a dedicated Business Opportunity Networking Day (BONDay) which seeks to create a platform for thought-leadership, knowledge sharing and obtaining the latest in global trends and local insights.

This year the Africa’s Travel Indaba welcomed 160 first-time exhibitors from the continent of Africa to this most prestigious travel and tourism exhibition.  These new exhibitors continue to add to the showcase their offerings to international and local buyers, destination marketing companies and leisure tourism services partners.  It is the most formidable platform on the continent for you to meet face-to-face with the most influential buyers in the world, and to gain access to Africa’s excellence and its endless possibilities. These are the business opportunities and quality connections that will shape Africa’s tomorrow.

At his opening speech, the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Siboniso Duma said that tourism is a cornerstone in supporting economic growth and job creation; and this iconic event plays a vital role in growing tourism across the Continent.   “It is particularly important for us, as it plays a big role in putting South Africa and our province KwaZulu-Natal on the map of Africa and the world.” – said the MEC.

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