Tourism: Locations Africa Expo Sends Message in Durban, says ‘Africa is Ready’

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The first edition of the Locations Africa Expo and Conference was held this week during the Durban FilmMart, with an eye toward identifying and growing the opportunities to lure incoming productions to the continent. “Locations Africa is trying to service a need on the continent to discuss the physical production…on the ground, highlighting film commissions, the services sector, the crew, […]

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MICE: Events puts Durban, South Africa on the Tourism Map

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Tourism specialists from around the world are preparing to head for Durban for the most important high-profile tourism trade event on the continent, Africa’s Travel Indaba. And experts who will be attending the Indaba will turn into tourists themselves as they book into Durban and the province’s hotels and B&Bs, eat out at local restaurants and help boost the local […]

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Africa: International buyers find hidden gems in Durban

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Durban was buzzing with energy this week as it hosted the biggest travel and tourism trade fair, the Africa Travel Indaba, under the theme “Africa’s Stories, Your Success”. #Indaba2018 trended on social media as 1800 buyers, 1220 exhibitors and 80 countries descended on the eThekwini metropolitan municipality to showcase their offering. Chief executive of SA Tourism, Sisa Ntshona, says this […]

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Africa: BA announces Heathrow-Durban route

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The South African city of Durban is being added to British Airways’ network from Heathrow. The direct service will start on October 29 using a new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Flights will operate three days a week as the only non-stop link between Europe and Durban. Flights are scheduled to have a morning arrival into Durban and an evening arrival into […]

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African Tourism: More Tourist head to Durban for fun

Holidaymakers planning to converge on Durban and the province are in for an action-packed mid-year break that is estimated to bring in at least R800 million to the region. One highlight of the season will be the Vodacom Durban July (July 2), which, if last year is anything to go by, is worth R440m to the region alone. Last year, […]

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African Tourism: South Africa Tourism announces dates for Indaba and Meetings S.A. for 2017

By Friday Nwosu South African Tourism (SAT), has announced that the 2017 Indaba will be hosted by the city of Durban and province of kwaZulu Natal from the 6-8 of May. It said the Meetings Africa will be hosted by the city of Johannesburg and the Gauteng province from the 28 of February to 1 March 2017. In a statement […]

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“Five things I learnt at INDABA” Francis Doku from Ghana

For the first time in as many years as I can remember, I was absent from the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Which also meant that I missed the beauty and suave of the world famous Red Room, for the first time. I tried to follow by watching the Vodafone live stream on YouTube, but my allocated internet bundle had run […]

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Uganda performs well at INDABA 2016

By Sebidde Kiryowa, Solomon Oleny Uganda has come third, winning the silver award in the category of best stall at INDABA 2016 tourism and trade fare in Durban, South Africa. The competitive award, whose platinum and gold awards were earned by Kenya Tourism Board and Rwanda Development Board respectively, is given to exhibitors with the most fascinating architectural design that. […]

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KTB: Intra Africa Tourism will improve Kenya’s arrival figures

Kenya is riding on prevailing peace to woo travellers back to the country. Speaking at the Indaba Fair in Durban, South Africa, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Acting Chief Executive Officer Jacinta Nzioka-Mbithi said that the African market has shown resilience to challenges such as insecurity, threats of diseases and other calamities. “Africa is our next frontier and this is the […]

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Open Skies could generate 155,000 jobs, $1.3 billion GDP in Africa-Derek Hanekom

By Friday Nwosu South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom has said Africa countries could create 155,000 jobs and generate $1.3 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) if the countries are willing to implement the Open Skies Agreement for the continent. Open skies refers to a bilateral or multilateral air service agreement that liberalizes the rules for international aviation markets and […]

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