KZN is ready to host Indaba
April 03, 2019
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Tourism officials and stakeholders, from left, Siza Sibande (acting head of Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Leon Rajoo (MD: Discover Durban Travel and Tours) Victor Kgomoeswana (author: Africa is open for business), Amanda Kotze Nhlapo (SAT Chief conventions bureau officer) Phindile Makwakwa (ACEO: Tourism KZN), and Ethekwini councillor, Sipho Kaunde are all geared up host Africa’s Travel Indaba 2019 (May 2-4, 2019) which showcases the widest variety of Africa's best tourism products and attracts international buyers and media from across the world.
The exhibition is expected to yield R80 million towards the provincial GDP and R40 million direct spend on accommodation, venue hire and transport, among others. The province is hoping to make this the permanent home of the international exhibition which this year is hoping to attract 890 exhibitors, 1 058 buyers (national and international), and create 100 000 jobs.