Call for applications: Domestic Market Access Support Programme for Africa’s Travel Indaba 2024 | The Planner

The Department of Tourism invites eligible tourism enterprises to apply for support under the Domestic Market Access Support Programme (DMASP) to participate on the Hidden Gems Pavilion at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2024. The event will take place at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC) in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, from 13 to 16 May 2024.

Africa’s Travel Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing platforms in Africa and one of the top three must-visit events of its kind on the global calendar. It showcases the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products and attracts international buyers and media from across the world. For additional information on the event, please visit Hidden Gems Pavilion is a dedicated platform for small tourism enterprises to showcase their tourism products and services to buyers attending Africa’s Travel Indaba.

A limited number of spaces on the Hidden Gems Pavilion is available for market access support under the DMASP, which is specially aimed at assisting small tourism enterprises. In line with the DMASP guidelines available on the Department’s website (, the following type of business are encouraged to apply:

  • Accommodation sector – formally serviced accommodation, guest accommodation, self-catering accommodation, backpackers and hostelling, caravan and camping, game/nature lodge and venues, with a
    valid star grading certificate from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA).
  • Travel and related services – inbound tour operator/Destination Marketing Company, conference organisers, incentive travel organisers and inbound travel agents.
  • Hospitality and related services – conference venues (not attached to hotels) and attractions.


The closing date for applications is 26 January 2024.

CLICK HERE to find out more, including the application instructions.