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The Joburg Tourism team is thrilled that destination Johannesburg has made TripAdvisor’s top ten list in the Travelers’ Choice Awards for Best Destinations in Africa.
With Africa month in full swing, we are on the brink of Africa day on 25 May 2018 – and what better way to express African dynamism, promote social cohesion, anti-xenophobia, arts, culture and tourism than through the Bassline Jazz Club?
Joburg Tourism’s Convention Bureau team is delighted with the City’s improved International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings, a development worthy of celebration!
South Africa voted as the Best International Destination for Wildlife in 2018 by Lonely Planet India readers
Johannesburg, South Africa: This week, 28 South African exhibitors, led by Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizabeth Thabethe and South African Tourism’s Chief Convention Bureau Officer, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, will be serving up an enticing taste of South Africa’s vast business events industry offering at IMEX Frankfurt, one of the world’s largest business events trade shows. Amongst the exhibitors are the city of Cape Town which recently claimed the top spot as the number one city in Africa for hosting international association meetings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). South Africa still remains the top ranked destination in Africa and the Middle East by ICCA.
Amadeus and South Africa’s tourism industry in innovative private-public collaboration, for transformational growth of tourism in South Africa Amadeus IT Group today announced a historic initiative that will see the creation of a new model for public-private collaboration in the tourism industry in South Africa. This partnership will initially develop a new, National Tourism Visitor Information System (NTVIS). In addition, a new Travel and Tourism Training Academy will be established to accelerate skills development and create career opportunities for young South Africans in the industry.
Opening the 2018 Africa’s Travel Indaba national minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, called it the “greatest Indaba of all time” because of the 1 747 buyers from all over the world, 1 120 exhibitors showcasing a range and diversity of products from the continent, and no less than 22 African countries and 80 countries globally represented at this year’s travel trade show. Africa’s Travel Indaba runs for the next three days, from 8 to 10 May at the Durban ICC in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). It is the largest travel trade show in Africa and one of the top three on the global calendar.
Welcome address by Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom at Africa’s Travel Indaba at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on Tuesday 8 May 2018
This year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba BONDay sessions highlighted that while Africa needs to tell stories about itself, these must not be the stereotypical view of the continent.
In celebration of African art, song and memory, renowned South African playwright and artistic director of the Market Theatre, James Ngcobo, has produced a stellar showcase of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in celebration of the former statesman’s 100th birthday.
Tourism Ministers from several African Countries have called for greater regional cooperation to ensure growth in tourism across the continent. This emerged at the fifth African Ministerial Session hosted by South African Minister of Tourism Mr. Derek Hanekom in Durban on the eve of Africa’s Travel Indaba. This session aimed to lay a foundation for an integrated and sustainable tourism framework for the region.
One hundred travel agents, media and trade partners will travel from North America to be a part of Africa’s Travel Indaba which kicks off in Durban, next week. The delegates will join in the Mandela Centenary Celebrations set to take center stage at this year’s Africa Travel Indaba.