Africa: South African Tourism to reschedule Travel Indaba

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South African Tourism has said it will reschedule this year’s Africa’s

Travel Indaba.
According to a statement front the agency, this follows the state of the

nation address by President Cyril Rampahosa, who confirmed that 08 May

2019 will be the date for the national election.
Indaba was schedules to take place from 06-09 May at the Inkosi Albert

Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), in Durban.
The ICC also serves as the nerve centre for elections in the KwaZulu

Natal province and takes priority over all other events.
“We are currently exploring all viable alternative options in light of

the announcement of the election date,” said South African Tourism CEO,

Sisa Ntshona.
“We also need to consult with our various partners and stakeholders and

appreciate the understanding of our buyers, exhibitors and delegates who

will now await a new date to attend Indaba.”
“We knoe the importance of Indaba to the travel industry and want to

ensure that we are still able to provide a world class show despite

having to change the date,” added Ntshona.
The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), also added their

voice.
“with dates confirmed upfront, buyers and exhibitors would’ve planned

around the original date. There are also other global shows during this

period, but we would like to re-assure the industry that despite the new

date, Indaba will still be a fantastic show to attend and would like to

encourage you to attend once the new date is confirmed,” explained TBCSA

CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa.
Indaba is Africa’s biggest travel and trade show with over 7,000

delegates from 80 countries attending last year’s event.

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