Outstanding benefits at this year's Africa Travel Indaba| The Planner

Set against the backdrop of one of the continent’s most beloved cities, this year’s Africa Travel Indaba unfolds under the theme “Unlimited Africa”. Taking place from 13 to 16 May, the event is owned by South African Tourism and hosted in partnership with KwaZulu-Natal and the city of Durban. From new and authentic proudly African experiences to established tourism products, this year’s event promises a dynamic array of networking opportunities, celebrating Africa’s warm and welcoming people.

Here’s what delegates can look forward to at the Indaba:

  • Best Location: City of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    The Indaba is set in the picturesque province of KwaZulu-Natal, known for its world heritage sites, rich culture, history, wildlife, adventure, and a stunning 600km coastline.


  • Beyond the corridors of the iconic Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC Durban), delegates can experience the vibrant city of Durban, with its historic buildings and museums, alongside a vibrant township experience before exploring the rest of the province.

For more information, visit: Durban Travel and Zulu Tourism.

Business Opportunities Day (BONDay)

Scheduled for 13 May, BONDay is crafted to advance Africa’s excellence through thought leadership and exploration of topical global tourism insights. This day is about advancing knowledge-sharing across four streams: unlimited, discover, connect, and grow.

High-Quality Buyers

Dedicated to matching high-quality buyers with exceptional African products, the Indaba attracts buyers globally, interested in destination Africa. The show’s online diary and matchmaking system encompasses technology and innovation at its best.

Large Number of Exhibitors – Wide Variety

With fully sold-out floor space, the Indaba showcases the diverse leisure tourism products that Africa has to offer, fostering connections that shape the future of the African tourism sector.

Speed Marketing Sessions

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) provides a platform for both new and existing tourism products to shine, stimulating discussions and negotiations essential for business growth.

Networking Connections for Business Growth

The official welcome networking event, occurring on 14 May, is designed to immerse delegates in an authentic Durban experience.

Unique Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs)

Under the Hidden Gems Zone, these enterprises, representing unique products and experiences, participate through the Tourism Market Access Programme by the Department of Tourism, aimed at stimulating growth and transformation in the sector.

Economic Impact and Growth

The Indaba plays a significant role in driving economic growth, having contributed more than R1 billion to the national fiscus last year and sustaining thousands of jobs.

Proudly Pan African

Taking place during Africa month, the Indaba celebrates the continent’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, underscoring the resilience and vibrancy of Africa’s tourism industry.

Technology and Innovation

With upgraded technologies, including a mobile app with an integrated indoor navigation feature, the Indaba enhances the delegate experience, ensuring ease of movement around the trade floor.

Whether through rich editorial sessions, vibrant networking events, or cultural exchanges, Africa’s Travel Indaba is set to deliver an array of valuable experiences for all delegates, showcasing the continent’s tourism potential.