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South African Tourism has received the honor of winning two individual awards at this year’s ITB China 2019, a three-day B2B travel exhibition exclusively focused on the Outbound Chinese Travel Market which took place on 15 to 17 May at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center.
It was a remarkable night for South Africa and Africa as North West University student, Emile Coetzee, was crowned the winner of Future Leaders Forum at the World Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events (IMEX) in Frankfurt, Germany.
IMEX Frankfurt, will see over 3 500 products in the exhibition halls, and around 5 100 buyers will walk the floors in search of great deals and unique products.
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom met with representatives of the global online accommodation-booking platform – Airbnb to discuss various policy issues, in particular the regulation of short-term home rentals. The meeting took place in the context of the current call for public comment on the Tourism Amendment Bill, published on 15 April 2019, to provide stakeholders an opportunity to make submissions.
Sho’t Left Travel Week was launched at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2019 on Thursday, 02 May. The campaign aims to get local travellers excited about exploring their own country by offering them the opportunity to buy discounted local deals and packages for one week only.
In all of the world’s emerging economies, tourism is one of the primary industries driving growth and job creation. The tourism industry continues to play an increasingly important role in the global economy, contributing 5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), 30 percent of service exports, and 235 million jobs. Approximately 1-billion people travel internationally every year.
Africa is many countries, not one country. The heart of the world, Africa is known for safaris, wild animals, and extreme poverty, Africa is the second largest continent with a total of 54 independent countries and a population of just above 1.2 billion.
SOUTH AFRICA, Durban – Saturday, 4th May 2019: South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, ensured that Africa’s Travel Indaba ended in style when he attended the final day of the trade show at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, today.
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 04 MAY, 2019: The announcement for the re-launch of the Imvelo Awards for Sustainable Tourism 2019, was made this morning at Africa’s Trade Indaba. The awards recognizes tourism and hospitality businesses that make a real, measurable and sustained contribution to responsible tourism.
South Africa has been named best safari experience in Africa by the Safari Awards Africa 2019.
As the global citizens that we all are, we are physically separated by borders whichever part of the world we come from. We are however united by our affinity and our love for this great continent Africa, the cradle of humankind.
More people are travelling the globe than ever before. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation estimated that 1.4-billion people flew overseas, which is a 6% increase from the previous years. But black travellers make up just few of those numbers, which, for Thainá Santos, is a problem to be rectified for. The 22-year-old Brazilian researcher and tourism graduate of the University of São Paulo was at Africa’s Travel Indaba Business Talks to present her findings on tourism trends and Afro-Brazilian travellers.