After two years of one of the travel industry’s foremost shows being postponed, Africa’s Travel Indaba is officially open.
The theme for this year’s Indaba is ‘Africa’s Stories, Your Success’ during which “126 authentic and uniquely African products and experiences” will be showcased. In addition, more than 539 buyers will travel to the Durban International Convention Centre come and interact with these products and experiences.
Africa’s Travel Indaba launched with its Business Opportunities Networking Day (BONDay) on 02 May 2022. The show component will then take place over three days, between 03-05 May 2022.
According to communication from Africa Travel Indaba, as of 30 April 2022, at least 19 000 meetings were confirmed on the show’s diary system.
“I cannot wait for delegates from all over the world to descend upon Durban this coming week, for us as the continent to tell our stories of resilience and beauty while we partner and collaborate in order to move Africa forward… 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 for the advancement of 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,” says South African Tourism Acting CEO, Themba Khumalo.
Meanwhile, Acting CEO of Tourism KwaZulu-Natal, Phindile Makwakwa noted how the show will contribute to the recovery of the province’s tourism sector, translating to a much-needed economic boost for the province.
“Tourism KZN, working together with our partners Durban Tourism and the Durban ICC, will ensure that international buyers, media and all delegates know that our destination is definitely ready to host our international visitors, with an overabundance of diverse and unique tourism offerings,” she says.