Indaba set for new course in 2014

2013-10-15 15:16
Johannesburg - Thulani Nzima, Chief Executive Officer at South African Tourism, has promised the tourism industry an intensely business-focused Indaba 2014, after speaking at the Travel and Tourism Summit in Johannesburg on Monday.

The tourism body announced in a statement that a number of changes are planned for Indaba 2014, including:

- Brand new match-making system that will ensure the most appropriate meetings for both exhibitors and buyers to make optimal use of their time.
- New Travel Technology zone that will showcase all the latest travel tech trends that impact the industry.
- Designated Business Hub zone with back-to-back table-top meetings to simulate more business and guaranteed access to top quality hosted buyers.

Buyers from more than 77 countries around the world attended Indaba 2013 and South African Tourism expects the number to grow in 2014. More than 1 600 African exhibitors, with an estimated 6 400 leading professionals and companies are expected to meet and do business in Durban over the three-day event.

"Already, more than 200 exhibitors have reserved their space at INDABA 2014. No less than 800 journalists from all over the world are expected to attend, affording exciting media coverage to many exhibitors,"said Nzima.

“Indaba is justifiably known as Africa’s top travel show. We are working hard, and smart, to make sure it maintains its status as the continent’s premier trade show and one of the three most important travel events on the global calendar."

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